Saturday, March 21, 2009
So we saw Twilight a couple of weeks ago, and I have to say... I loved it. I know it didn't get the best reviews and the book purists were dissapointed, but I haven't read the books so I didn't have anything to compare it to. I said to W afterwards that if I were 15, this movie would have been my Pretty in Pink (my essential teen movie that defined my high school experience.) I love unrequited love, and combined with teen angst and vampires, it is the perfect teen movie.
Now having said all of that, we saw another Vampire movie last night called Let the Right One In. It's Swedish with subtitles, and apparently (according to the reviews) it is everything Twilight tried to be. I liked this one for totally different reasons. I LOVE foreign films, and this one was so dark and macabre compared to Twilight. It was also about love, but a v-e-r-y different kind of love. It was sad and scary (but not too scary... I can't handle slasher movies any more!) but had a strangly happy ending. If you can find it, rent it!