Tuesday, February 22, 2011

movie: Let Me In

This weekend’s movie selection was Let Me In. It’s a touching story of boy meets girl; girl happens to be a vampire.

Thankfully, Abby (played by Chloe Moretz, also Hit-Girl from Kick-Ass) is not a Twilight vampire. She’s a good, old-fashioned rip-your-throat-out vampire, just the way they’re supposed to be.

She befriends a boy named Owen.

Owen has no idea what she is, at first. He’s shy and gets bullied at school. The scenes in which Owen is bullied are pretty awful as far as what’s being done to him. He has problems at home too. His parents are divorcing and arguing on the phone. I wanted to reach through the screen and give him a hug.

Abby’s situation elicits almost as much sympathy. She is just as lonely as Owen. I won’t get too far into that because I don’t want to insert any spoilers.

Let Me In has some very graphic scenes. The most violence is, of course, inflicted by Abby the vampire. It’s strange to see someone so young and innocent looking work through these gruesome, bloody scenes. Her role as Hit-Girl involved a lot of violence as well, but she used weapons in Kick-Ass. In Let Me In, she just uses herself.

The plot was a little slow in places but the movie was definitely watchable.
It gets an A-.

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