What a great way to kick this fest off. This film was a surprise to me. I was pretty certain that I would not dig it. It is a remake of a Swedish film named “LET THE RIGHT ONE IN.” A film that I liked very much. Folks that know me know that don’t care for remakes. In general, I feel that they are a waste af manpower, money, talent, creativity and most of all time. I guess despise is a better term. There are new ideas happening every second and yet we are are forced to retread through old stories because they made money and hopefully will again. Most times what happens is we get a shabby construct that fails to up the original or even meet its performance. And yet new blossoming ideas get left unmade.
NOT THE CASE HERE!
This film takes the tale and adds to it. New subplots are added and elements are further developed. Good acting. It was directed by the fellow that directed CLOVERFIELD. So there was plenty of tension. It was well received last night at the Paramount. Day 1 down.