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Let The Right One In
I haven't seen the most-hyped vampire movie of the year, and I haven't read the book either. After seeing Let The Right One In, I don't care much to see or read the former since I think I've seen probably one of the best vampire love stories in a long time. It's a modern fairy tale that doesn't gloss over the dark overtones, but actually embraces them. It's about two tormented souls longing for connection and finding it in the most likely of places. Depending on how you view their circumstances, twelve-year old Oskar and Eli have a grim, doomed future, it cannot possibly end well for either of them, but for the moment, they have happiness, and in that last scene in the train, I felt simultaneously uplifted and despondent. It's bleak and beautiful, tragic and comic, deeply unsettling, but disturbingly right all at once. For Oskar who is bullied and feels powerless, Eli is rage and violence unleashed, but the attraction on both sides is based more on an overwhelming longing for companionship rather than a lust for the forbidden. One of the most heart-breaking, romantic love stories I've seen in a while.
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On April 20th, 2009 06:54 pm (UTC), kimwi commented:
I got this the other day but haven't really had the chance to watch it. I love vampire films and wanted to add to my small collection. Do you know any other good vampire love stories you'd reccomend?
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On April 20th, 2009 08:08 pm (UTC), amihan_811 replied:
I can't really say I've seen a lot of vampire movies worth recommending. Other than Let The Right One In , the only other vampire-themed show I've really enjoyed is Joss Whedon's Buffy the Vampire Slayer series. I like my vampires metaphorical and angsty :)
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On April 20th, 2009 08:12 pm (UTC), kimwi replied:
Who doesn't like a bit of angst? lol. I have to admit I kind of liked Twilight. But I'm not like a crazed fangirl. I just thought it was an okay movie, to be honest I like the Underworld films too, have you seen those?
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