Can it be as good?

Can this remake possibly be as good as the original? In spite of the subtitles, the original had a gently sensitivity as the stories intertwined - the old man who looked after the child, the bullied boy, the enigmatic child herself. And a superb ending. The subtlety of the swimming pool finale was one of the best endings I'd seen - followed by a brilliant final end scene that makes you smile in spite of yourself. Will the Americans give themselves over to the gore? I think they might. Which would be a shame, because as a film, "Let The Right One In' is just about perfect.


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