Offering a bit of a twist on the vampire movies we have seen in the theaters of late, Let Me In hits the theaters today and the critics have been impressed thus far as the film has garnered an 81% Fresh Rating on the Rotten Tomatoes site as of its opening day. Following is the consensus opinion on the film:
Similar to the original in all the right ways — but with enough changes to stand on its own — Let Me In is the rare Hollywood remake that doesn’t add insult to inspiration.
Annlee Ellingson of Moving Pictures Magazine enjoyed the movie and offered these comments in her review: “Far from the bloodlusty teen fantasies of Twilight and True Blood, Let Me In serves as a delicate metaphor for adolescent angst in the Reagan-era 1980s.” Michael O’Sullivan of the Washington Post was less impressed with the movie saying in his review “Let Me In wants to make your flesh crawl, and it probably will. But it’s unlikely to ever get under anyone’s skin, the way Let the Right One In did.” You can read more of the critics’ opinions at the movie’s Rotten Tomatoes page and you can see the trailer for the movie at its official website.
Also opening today is the supernatural thriller Case 39. This one was originally set to open back in January, but got pushed to October and that did not change the negative early buzz around the film. As of its opening day Case 39 only has a 23% Fresh Rating. Following is the consensus opinion of the movie:
Director Christian Alvert has a certain stylish flair, but it’s wasted on Case 39‘s frightless, unoriginal plot.
Peter Bradshaw of the Guardian actually seemed to like the movie, saying in his review: “Shlocky and ridiculous it may be, but this horror-thriller really is gleefully gruesome and undeniably entertaining: smart work from German director Christian Alvert.” Less impressed with the movie was Jon Hamblin of SFX Magazine, saying in his review that “Case 39 is too bland, with scares that are so polite they almost take their shoes off to avoid dirtying the hallway carpet of your mind.” You can read more of the critics’ opinions at the movie’s Rotten Tomatoes page and you can see the trailer for the movie at its official website.
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