I believe a number of us blogfwends were pretty fanatical about the Swedish vampire masterpiece, Let the Right One In, and when we heard that there would be an American remake only a year after it’s release, we all collectively groaned. Only in America! But especially only in Hollywood! It seems it just keeps getting more and more Americanized! First, it was re-written and directed by Matt Reeves who directed Cloverfield (and a ton of episodes of Felicity). Ok. What’s really dissapointing to me is that child star Chloe Moretz (500 Days of Summer and Kick Ass) is playing Eli.
Yes, folks. This girl:
Ugh. How cute, she thinks the character is a girl: “And this girl that I play is much darker. She’s dirty. She doesn’t really bathe that much. She’s not glamorous. She’s just a girl that no one could care less about.” If this chick turns Eli (now named “Abby”) into the same smart-ass-beyond-her-years little sister she played in 500 Days, then I am going to be extremely dissapointed. And if there’s one thing I hate more than anything, it’s wise-beyond-their-years little kids in movies.
The only hope: this awesome kid from The Road