Tuesday, September 14, 2010

TIFF 2010: Kodi Smit-McPhee at the "Let Me In" Premiere

If the name Kodi Smit-McPhee doesn't ring a bell...well, it's only a matter of time. This young man co-stars in Let Me In, the controversial remake of the Swedish film Let the Right One In. Based on the bestselling novel by John Ajvide Lindqvist, the movie is about a 12 year old boy who befriends a young girl (Kick-Ass' Chloe Moretz) in his apartment building, but little does he know that underneath the shy girl exterior is a blood-thirsty vampire. After her secret is revealed and the body count steadily rises in the neighbourhood, the young man must finally decide where his loyalties lie.

I'm a fan of Let the Right One In and I was also in the camp that an American remake was unnecessary; however, after seeing the film, I'm glad that this update exists. As the original, Let Me In is tense-filled and engaging throughout. Director Matt Reeves does a fantastic job delivering a fresh perspective on the story. Fans of the original will not be disappointed and new audiences will fall in love with it. Both McPhee and Moretz are sensational in the 2 lead roles. I'm certain that we'll be seeing more fabulous work from both of them well into their adulthood.

Oh yeah...Kodi is quite the snappy dresser too.

Let Me In opens on October 1st.

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