Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Let The Right One In vs. Twilight


I was kinda bored so I guess I'll write some reviews or comments or just something about those 2 vampire movies.

Let The Right One In or by the original title is Låt den rätte komma in is a Swedish vampire movie which tells a story about a 12 year-old boy that falls in love with a 12 year-old vampire girl.

and Twilight, which has the similar 'point', but this one the guy is the vampire, instead of the girl.

I'm NOT TRYING TO BE BIAS here, I don't take sides whatsoever even though I like Sweden more than the U.S, but yeap, no sides taken. I just voice out what I think about it, well I could be wrong.

Both movies are taken from books by the same title, one is by John Ajvide Lindqvist (Swedish), and the other one is by Stephanie Meyer.

I have watched both movies, ya although it is quite similar but both of them are totally different movies.
Different concept, meaning, delivery, and so forth and so forth.

One is more into reality and the other one is more into fantasy Harry Potter, Narnia kinda thing.
One is for adults, and the other one is for teenagers.

* Let The Right One In

in my opinion, first thing first, I love this movie, I watched it twice in a space of 3 days I guess, and I had to refrain myself to watch it further more because well, I'm waiting for it to come to Asia somehow (although I know it would never happen), and oh well, I can just wait for the DVD for some better quality.

The subtle, less dialogue, artistic scenes, with some perfect matched background music that make this movie so hard to forget. AND, the great thing about it is that it's not some typical Hollywood type of shooting (which I get bored of it).
Not much action in it, well.. it is a DRAMA/horror movie, so the movie is NOT for some typical 'normal people' that only look how good a movie is from one point of view, the actions.

Seriously I'm really fed up with those kind of people because they just don't get it. They don't get what is the purpose of a movie beside some intense scenes. It has MORE elements than that inside a film.
So for those that only enjoys watching movies like Transformers, I think this movie will be "boring" for you.

Anyway, moving on...
this movie has some nasty, bloody scenes, and the purring sound of Eli (vamp girl) makes me feel eerie, seriously.
Also, the emotions while watching this movie. You will feel pity for Oskar (the boy, which is bullied), the symphathy for him is there.
And for Eli as well, somehow.

This movie is going to be remade by Hollywood, and it's supposed to be out next year I guess. I wonder why they need to remake it. I just hope they don't fuck this piece of art into some mainstream bullshit.

ummm anyway I dont really know what to say anymore. so.... next

* Twilight

as I have mentioned, this movie is the type of teens movie.
High school, divorced parents (and I just realised that the parents in Let the right one in are divorced too xD), hot girl, hot guy :S

anyway, I enjoyed watching this movie, honestly, apart from the uncomfortable noises in the cinema. Some people are just meant to be noisy, and for no reason there is a guy beside me that kept laughing. Bastard.
And when Edward (the vamp guy) first appeared, the girls were like "ooooooooh"... I mean.. come on, grow up girls. Seriously. And it was disturbing, at least for me.

in my opinion,
this movie is a typical Hollywood work, mainstream. Yeap they have actions inside. Nice set. Nice house. Just good stuff for the eye to look at.
I think it's the kind of movie that will only make you feel "happy" and entertained enough, not much emotions involved here.
Not much to say for this one lol. But yeah, it is a pretty good movie for me.

Let the Right One In has received widespread acclaim.
As of 9 December 2008, the film has a 98% "fresh" rating at Rotten Tomatoes based on 89 reviews, with an average rating of 8 out of 10, while Metacritic has reported an average score of 82 out of 100 based on 29 reviews.

Based on 149 reviews collected by Rotten Tomatoes as of December 4, 2008, the film has received an overall approval rating of 44%, with a weighted average score of 5.3/10

According to the reception and stuff, Let The Right One In wins.

But oh well, fuck the movie critics. As long as we like a movie then it is a good movie, i mean those things are subjective.
Even though it is a bad one, but if we like it, it's still good in our eyes. So why do we need to know what people think

Thursday, December 4, 2008


It was in the morning breezy cold Sunday.

He was lying down on his bed, half naked feeling a bit nauseous. It must have been from the drinking last night, he thought.

It was 3.32PM, the sun was strong and asking for permission to come into his room, which he allowed it by opening up the curtain. The sun came in with an urge of greediness conquering the whole room.
The room was average sized, not too big, not too small. With one desk on the right corner, one wardrobe on the opposite side, one single-bed on the other corner.
It was neat enough.

He woke up from his bed, checking his mobile. No messages, no miss called. As usual, he thought.

He walked to his desk checking on his computer, two people called him on MSN. He closed the chat windows without even looking at the messages.
He turned on the song, loud.
It was one of his favourite song, the song that can accompany him for the rest of the day. An appetizer of the day, he thought.

He was shivering from the cold. The sun didn't seem to do much this time compared to the cold weather. It was 9 Celcius degrees. He wondered how could he even possibly survived the night without his clothes on. Must have been the drinking, he thought.

He was well prepared for what was to come in the next two days. But what he didn't know, it was no the ordinary.

Stubborn enough,
Bring it on. He thought.