Nov. 14, 2008, 7:15 a.m. CST
Nov. 14, 2008, 7:39 a.m. CST
Don't know if it's true.
Nov. 14, 2008, 7:47 a.m. CST
JCVD<p> Heard nothing but things that make me want to see it more
Nov. 14, 2008, 8:06 a.m. CST
People should make a point of finding it, they won't be disappointed.
Nov. 14, 2008, 8:16 a.m. CST
by Judge Briggs
Just peeped RockNRolla- Amazingly good. Loved it and recommend it highly to everyone. So fuuuuuunnnnnnnnnnnnnnny and well-written. Slumdog looks awesome too. Boyle doesn't ever F up... much like Nolan! I am worried about Bond's running time though.
Nov. 14, 2008, 8:23 a.m. CST
I saw Let The Right One In this weekend and I loved it. I did not have the impression that her father was actually her father. She only spoke of him as her father once and that was to the nurse. I had the impression that he was maybe someone she had known when HE was young. I was thinking maybe a brother or even possibly he had once been like her childhood sweetheart. And someday Oskar will be like him too. Or maybe I am looking into it too much.
Nov. 14, 2008, 8:28 a.m. CST
I'm right (so let me in ;) )! According to wikipedia http://tiny.cc/bY0h3 she is 200 years old so he could NOT be here father. I am betting she also met him when he was young and she has been grooming Oskar to take over for him since it was apparent that he was getting too old to do the job.
Nov. 14, 2008, 8:46 a.m. CST
by My Mom Is A Whore
And no, it wasn't the subtitles before some idiot says it. Everything was soooo slow. Plus, it wasn't really a horror at all. It was more of a childhood romance movie without the romance. I actually left after an hour to do some shopping. But that's just my opinion. See it and form your own opinion.
Nov. 14, 2008, 9:09 a.m. CST
know that her post is above this...but gotta warn the masses
Nov. 14, 2008, 9:29 a.m. CST
... and i would recommend it to anyone with a love of things supernatural and romantic ....it may also help if you are not an impatient dimwit. And Capone, good stuff man but i don't think Eli ever comes across as frightened .....
Nov. 14, 2008, 9:40 a.m. CST
Capone, the title, while taking it's cue from vampire lore, is actually from the Morrisey song 'Let the right one slip in'...
Nov. 14, 2008, 10:14 a.m. CST
by Kid Z
...have always been a creepy concept. And I've always liked the idea of getting the vampire legend as far as possible away from its current "goth/poof" ghetto where Anne Rice and way too many shitty movie directors put it.
Nov. 14, 2008, 10:27 a.m. CST
a pedophile. Read the book, there's so much left out. His character is an alcoholic former professor who was fired for possessing child porn. His character has a much bigger story than we get in the movie. If they truly are remaking the movie, they should try and make it more like the book. And no, she did not meet him when he was a kid.
Nov. 14, 2008, 10:30 a.m. CST
You left halfway through. Nuff said. LTROI is not a fast paced action movie, nor a horrorfest. It's a bizarre love story. Like a demented version of "My Girl".
Nov. 14, 2008, 11:28 a.m. CST
Is that pedophile thing true? I had the same impression that Lissa-Trianna had. I thought the father was her sweetheart when they were children and she had been bitten then. They remained sweethearts and he's been helping her ever since. Now that he's become to old to help she's replacing him. That's why he seemed jealous about Oskar. Oskar is a replacement for him in two ways. He will help her survive and make her feel young again. I like that better than the pedophile thing. Several people I've talked to had a similar impression. Finally, anyone who would walk out of this movie has serious ADD. The ending is brilliant.
Nov. 14, 2008, 11:47 a.m. CST
opps! Sorry if I spoiled you, but I didn't feel that I gave any more spoilers then what was in the review and a lot of it was speculation.
Nov. 14, 2008, 11:59 a.m. CST
sometimes its hard to tell what is/is not a spoiler...and looking at other t.b.'s looks like more is being revealed. didnt mean to sound like a snob.
Nov. 14, 2008, 12:44 p.m. CST
...Is a direct quote from a Morrisey song that is quoted at the beginning of the book. Of course, it also has an obvious meaning in vampire lore. And yes, this movie is magnificent.
Nov. 14, 2008, 12:50 p.m. CST
But for anyone wanting to know the truth behind Eli and Hakan's (the old guy) relationship, here be book spoilers. Basically Hakan, in the book, is a filthy peadophile scumbag who gets sexual favours from Eli for looking after her. There are many things in the book that were left out of the film, like after he falls from the window the movie clearly shows he's still alive. In the book that's only halfway through, and he becomes kind of a zombie who is hellbent on getting back to his love. So he lumbers and kills his way back to the apartment building to find her again. This was just one of the more overt horror movie sub-plots that were cut from the film. And wisely so, I think. Also, Eli's horrific origin is nowhere to be found.But I don;t think they could have done that without descending into sub-Anne Rice goth vampire cliche.
Nov. 14, 2008, 5:05 p.m. CST
RE: Eli's origin from the book. There is a half-second shot of Eli's privates and you see, amid, hair what looks like a scar. So, they allude to the book's origin in the film, but they don't actually tell you that she is or was a boy. When she says, "I'm not a girl" that could also be seen as her trying to say, "I'm a vampire. I'm not a human."
Nov. 14, 2008, 5:23 p.m. CST
I'm talking about flashbacks or any of that crap that would have cheapened the film. I love that there's a lot of stuff in the movie where you have to fill in the blanks yourself. But having read the book I knew the background behind all those things. In fact, I'm fucking astonished at how much of the 500 page book actually made it in. And how Alfredson shot the big finale was utter genius.
Nov. 14, 2008, 10:49 p.m. CST
Than the new Bond. I actually WANT to see those three films at some stage, but could go the rest of my life never seeing another bland action film.
Nov. 15, 2008, 12:38 a.m. CST
When I revisit Van Damme I watch Kickboxer and Cyborg. Those movies rock.
Nov. 15, 2008, 12:43 a.m. CST
Everyone go see Slumdog!!!
Nov. 15, 2008, 11:42 a.m. CST
I saw this in NYC when Van Damme was supposed to be there in person.The dude canceled. The reason...according to IMDB...his dog was sick. Movie=good van Damme=lame
Nov. 16, 2008, 3:17 p.m. CST
is freaking brilliant. It's one of the best movies i have seen *period*. i am going to see it again tomorrow night at a screening with Danny Boyle in attendance. i cannot wait.
Nov. 16, 2008, 6:21 p.m. CST
And Capone sums it up quite nicely. I'd actually refrain from calling it a horror film. Rather, it's a more human perspective of vampires. Or one vampire, at least. <br> <br> It's a very subtle film, but certainly not a boring one.
Nov. 16, 2008, 6:25 p.m. CST
I had the same observation about the film. I thought it was almost obvious, the human father killing for this vampire girl, and in the meantime the girl befriends Oskar, who is still human at the end of the picture.
Nov. 16, 2008, 9:58 p.m. CST
Is based on a book and I think a lot of the details from the book; Eli's age and identity, the identity of her companion; are deliberately vague in the film and, I think, make it work better as a movie. It's the best film I've seen this year. I can't stop thinking about it and seeing it on the big screen is a treat not to be missed. Yes, it is slow, but never boring.
Nov. 16, 2008, 11:48 p.m. CST
It's definitely nor boring but it's not a very good film like everyone is saying. The structure is all over the place and i was sad to see some odd moments in CGI. CGI cats anyone. But overall, the story was nothing special and neither was the direction. I found the relationship between the father figure and the girl interesting but wasn't enough to save this film for me. Which is a shame. I hear so much good stuff on aicn and was really looking forward to this but I was so disappointed.
Nov. 16, 2008, 11:49 p.m. CST
I had the feeling that maybe they were once in love. I wish they would have explored that more because all that side story with the people who hang in the restaurant was not needed at all.
Nov. 19, 2008, 1:14 a.m. CST
The fact that Eli is a boy made the whole thing a bit creepy, and not in a good way. BTW, why does Eli look like a girl?
Nov. 25, 2008, 7:48 a.m. CST
Just to be clear on this, 'Let the Right One In' is not a love story. It's a story about a vampire replacing her 'Renfield'. This is what makes it unsettling, that the 'romance' on her part is completely an illusion and this kid is going to spend his whole life in servitude to an ancient ghoul disguised as a girl. As indicated when she tossed his dead body out the window like it was garbage, she feels nothing for her former protector, and likely feels nothing for Oskar either, except a hint of remorse for what she's really getting this poor kid into. by the end of the movie she has successfully secured him as her new 'Renfield' guardian/feeder for at least another 40-50 years before she has to go through this routine again, of finding the right kind of person with the right set of circumstances, and make them fall in love with her.