Tuesday, 11 October 2011

Låt den rätte komma in

Naomi over at Sittin' in the Hills just wrote about another US re-make of a UK television series. In this case "Prime Suspect" - which every Brit will know.

By chance, right now Sky is showing a different US remake, in this case of the Swedish movie "Let the right one in", which was a classy and touching vampire based story. The remake is called 'Let me in'.

It's another situation where I struggle with the US-made version of a perfectly good European screenplay. I'm only part way through watching it but it seems almost identical though in some ways less touching than the original, as if the actors are working to the marks rather than the feeling.

In principle I've no objections to re-makes but this, like a few others I've seen, is more like a slightly less good carbon copy.

I guess everyone has to get paid.


OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

I am not familiar with either one of these---And it sounds like I should not bother with the Americanized one....lol!

rashbre said...

Naomi It's a type of vampire movie but somehow understated compared with many of the genre.