Starring: Chloe Grace Moretz, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Richard Jenkins
Director: Matt Reeves
Running Time: 116 mins
Let Me In is an American film about a young boy who becomes friends with a mysterious young girl who moves in next door, only to discover that she is a vicious vampire.
Well, this was very poor. Filled with an extremely boring story, this film failed to do pretty much anything that it was hoping to achieve.
Firstly, the tension was simply rubbish throughout this film. A slow-moving story was acceptable, but the ways in which the tension was intending to be built were in fact incredibly boring to sit through, and when the eventual ‘fright’ came, it was not at all shocking or scary.
The violence was also completely wrong for the atmosphere of this film. The majority of the movie was relatively serene and quiet, and at the points where violence showed up, it was just completely over the top, idiotically gruesome, and just ineffective in terms of making this more horrific.
On the other side of things, it was evident that this film was trying to be a little unconventional. Credit to the makers for taking this Swedish short story and making a film out of it, but the problem was, they failed to make any sort of impact.
The pseudo-romance story between the two 12 year olds was just too boring to watch, horribly cheesy at points, and also didn’t gel at all well with the horror aspect. The fact that this film was just so conflicting throughout made it very irritating to watch, but it wasn’t just that, it was boring, poorly written and directed, and overall an extremely disappointing picture to watch, so that’s why it gets a 3.4 from me.