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trailer break: ‘Let Me In’

Take a break from work: watch a trailer…


Get ready for all the “Don’t spoil!”/“Revealing XYZ is not a spoiler!” discussions, à la the one we had in comments after my brief review of Let the Right One In, the Swedish film of which this is a remake. I suppose some of those discussions will be curtailed by the fact that one aspect of this story that some considered a spoiler for me to reveal in my review of that film (even though it’s something that is apparent from the opening moments of that film) is “spoiled” right here in the trailer.

The redband trailer — which you can watch on the film’s Facebook page; it’s not embeddable — could be seen as revealing even more.

Whether you think the trailer reveals too much or not, the fact that this is based on a very recent movie that lots of genre fans are already familiar with will certainly impact how this film is appreciated. Has director Matt Reeves somehow taken into account the fact that much of his intended audience will already be familiar with the original film (far more than will have read the book, most likely)?

Let Me In opens in the U.S. and Canada on October 1, and in the U.K. on October 29.



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