Tuesday, October 5, 2010
Cool Sh*t!!- Let Me In Deleted Scene
Okay I'm soooooorry about posting so much shit about Let The Right One In/Let Me In! I will try everything in my power to make this the last one. I swear, tomorrow's post will be on The Social Network! So SlashFilm.com just got an exclusive clip of a deleted scene from Let Me In. The scene shows Abby when she get turned in to vampire. I'll warn you now the scene is pretty intense. Here it is:
To be completely honest, I can't really tell what's going on, haha. Here's where having read the original book comes into confusing me as a viewer. I know what happened in the novel, this is the moment where Eli gets castrated, but here it looks more like a rape scene. Anyways, regardless, its an emotionally intense scene in which a child is being put through the unimaginable; it's got the same emotional effect on me when I read the castration scene in the book. I got mixed feelings about it though. I don't know if I'd have preferred Reeves to keep in the final cut or not. On one hand, I think its great we actually get to see Abby do the "be me a little" magic trick thing she did in the book (something that ended up not being included in the LTROI film) but on the other hand, I don't like how they changed her back story.
I knew I should have waited to write my review on Let Me In until after I had time to mull on it. The more I think about it, the more the outcome at the end bothers me. I just keep thinking how Let Me In is no longer a coming of age story or a love story. I mean, did Owen ever grow out of his serial killer mentality? It's not clear how much of an effect Abby had on him in helping him develop. It seemed more like he was stuck going with her in the end cause he literally had no one that cared about him. Also, with Abby. It doesn't seem like Owen helped her grow and develop either. She's still going to continue her never ending cycle of killing people and finding a lonely boy to fall in love with her, then using him to do all her dirty work for an entire lifetime. Bahhhh, how is there anything satisfying about this ending!?
Please, somebody else share their thoughts here.