movie thoughts: Let The Right One In (2008)

See that box art to my left here?  Looks spooky, huh?  Scary even? 

Yeah, well, the movie you’re imagining from the box art and the random images you saw online?  It doesn’t exist.  Instead, you have this movie, the most arranging-matches Vampire movie ever. 

And it does not make me want to visit Sweden any time soon.  The children are pasty, it’s always covered in snow, and the adults are just fugly.  And no one seems too shocked when a child jumps on someone and drinks their blood. 

I don’t know, I was expecting a lot more from this movie.  The actress that played the vampire had a very unique face, but I kept waiting for more story, more plot, more vampires!  Especially when we saw her eyes changes in the light, and even her face change when feeding…but no, these teases did not lead anywhere and, in the end, the movie was a bit of a let down.  It felt like it wanted to have some deeper meaning about life, death, killing for survival vs hurting for fun…but I never felt like it all came together. 

I know the rumor is that an American film studio has picked this up.  Something tells me it will bear little resemblance to this quiet, awkward film. 

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