No, it's ultimately not as great as Let The Right One In, certainly not original, but overall I found Let Me In to be a worthy remake that justifies its own existence. I take a look at the differences I found between the two movies, what I thought Let Me In did well, and why Matt Reeves' musical choices, especially David Bowie, ultimately work.
I just saw this the other night, and I'm still haunted by it. Just an amazing movie. I haven't seen Let The Right One In yet, but it's qeued up on my Instant Netflix for viewing tonight. Everything I've read has said that the remake is inferior, so my expectations are sky high.
Chloe Moretz is incredible in this. Great casting all around. I knew from the first shot (very reminiscent of The Shining, to me) that I would love the actual asthetic of the movie. Beautifully suspenseful from start to finish. And the music from Michael Giacchino was a perfect fit. This film could have been scored in so many other more stereotypical ways, but instead the music played a huge part in giving it an identity of its own. This film put any other movie I've seen this year to shame, and it's actually now one of my favorites of all time. I'll be seeing it again this week for sure.
I watched the film today, owing to my hetero man-crush on Michael Cera. He is as good as ever, and Kat Dennings knows how to keep up with him. The actress who plays Kat's friend is also very good, and is a very believable drunk.