A bullied young boy befriends a young female vampire who lives in secrecy with her guardian.A bullied young boy befriends a young female vampire who lives in secrecy with her guardian.A bullied young boy befriends a young female vampire who lives in secrecy with her guardian.
Had I not seen the original, I may have liked the remake. Although, it still would not have captivated me in the same way. The two child actors playing Owen & Abby I have to say do a wonderful job in their roles. The story is there. But that is where it ended for me.
I was really disappointed, shocked even, to see the use of cgi. Why. It was so not needed. The music, the setting... It just didn't bring anything.
What bothered me even more was that sentimental and intimate scenes which had been drawn out so beautifully in the original, caused audiences to giggle and laugh out loud. It didn't carry itself as a serious film.
I can find no point to the remake of this movie other then to bring it to an audience that can't be bothered to watch movies with subtitles. But what should be realized is that that kind of audience, big screen - big budget, is not there to appreciate the beauty of original film making and non-standard stories.
The original film was a masterpiece. The remake I'm sad to say does not do anything for a truly unique story.
- Jan 15, 2011