History YMMV / LetTheRightOneIn

22nd Mar '17 12:13:12 AM AnotherDuck
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** Also, Eli assures Oskar that she didn't steal money from people she's killed. She claims people gave it to her. How a pretty but androgynous 12-year old waif gets money from strangers is not explained. [[FalseReassurance It was probably charity]]. [[NightmareFuel Right? RIGHT?!]] In the book, Håkan is a pedophile and that explains his attraction and devotion to Eli. So, the theme is still subversion to darkness or vices, but in a different way. Håkan represents the darkness associated with the fact of who Eli has to be to survive, while Oskar represents the light. Eli is more than fine with stringing Håkan along to get what she needs, and Håkan is a much more morally repugnant figure with less to pity than portrayed in the movie.

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** Also, Eli assures Oskar that she didn't steal money from people she's killed. She claims people gave it to her. How a pretty but androgynous 12-year old waif gets money from strangers is not explained. [[FalseReassurance It was probably charity]]. [[NightmareFuel Right? RIGHT?!]] In the book, Håkan is a pedophile and that explains his attraction and devotion to Eli. So, the theme is still subversion to darkness or vices, but in a different way. Håkan represents the darkness associated with the fact of who Eli has to be to survive, while Oskar represents the light. Eli is more than fine with stringing Håkan along to get what she needs, and Håkan is a much more morally repugnant figure with less to pity than portrayed in the movie.



* NauseaFuel: The book describes in detail Håkan orally raping a toothless child, and later [[spoiler:[[attempting to rape Eli]].]]

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* NauseaFuel: The book describes in detail Håkan orally raping a toothless child, and later [[spoiler:[[attempting [[spoiler:attempting to rape Eli]].Eli.]]
19th Feb '17 12:24:07 PM Stellarvore
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* NauseaFuel: The book describes in detail Håkan orally raping a toothless child, and later [[spoiler:[[attempting to rape Eli]].]]
3rd Jan '17 2:15:31 PM ImaginaryTalkingRabbit
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* TransEqualsGay: [[spoiler: Considering Eli and Oskar's relationship a QueerRomance is contingent on accepting this trope's claim as well. Granted, claiming that Eli is "trans" is also highly dubious at best, since he didn't exactly ''choose'' to be castrated and there may be other reasons why he lives as a female.]]
18th Aug '16 5:53:04 AM JamesAustin
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** ''Let Me In'' casts ChloeMoretz as the vampire girl who's steadily soaked in her own blood if not invited properly. Chloe would later be cast as ''{{Film/Carrie}}''.

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** ''Let Me In'' casts ChloeMoretz Creator/ChloeMoretz as the vampire girl who's steadily soaked in her own blood if not invited properly. Chloe Moretz would later be cast as ''{{Film/Carrie}}''.''Film/{{Carrie}}''.
15th Jan '16 1:33:43 AM Anddrix
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* ViewersAreMorons: ''Let Me In'' goes out of its way to explain certain things that were left subtle in the Swedish film. Characters explain their motivations out loud and ambiguities are made explicitly clear.
** The US DVD and Blu-Ray release of the original film features [[http://iconsoffright.com/news/2009/03/let_the_wrong_subtitles_in_to.html significantly simplified and dumbed-down subtitles]], losing a lot of ironic humor and subtle character development to get the subtitles which accompanied the US theatrical release, you have to look for a DVD copy that says "Subtitles: English (Theatrical)" (or just import the UK disc).
19th Aug '15 8:27:08 PM Mephistopheles
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* ViewersAreMorons: ''Let Me In'' goes out of its way to explain certain things that were left subtle in the Swedish film. Characters explain their motivations out loud and ambiguities are made explicitly clear. Likewise, the US DVD and Blu-Ray release of the original film features [[http://iconsoffright.com/news/2009/03/let_the_wrong_subtitles_in_to.html significantly simplified and dumbed-down subtitles]], losing a lot of ironic humor and subtle character development to get the subtitles which accompanied the US theatrical release, you have to look for a DVD copy that says "Subtitles: English (Theatrical)" (or just import the UK disc).

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* ViewersAreMorons: ''Let Me In'' goes out of its way to explain certain things that were left subtle in the Swedish film. Characters explain their motivations out loud and ambiguities are made explicitly clear. Likewise, the
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US DVD and Blu-Ray release of the original film features [[http://iconsoffright.com/news/2009/03/let_the_wrong_subtitles_in_to.html significantly simplified and dumbed-down subtitles]], losing a lot of ironic humor and subtle character development to get the subtitles which accompanied the US theatrical release, you have to look for a DVD copy that says "Subtitles: English (Theatrical)" (or just import the UK disc).
24th Nov '14 4:34:28 PM Petro
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***An easily overlooked detail in the original movie half explains this. One of the toys in Eli's apartment is a silver and gold Faberge puzzle egg. So presumably she has been hording wealth for centuries. Now where she got it in the first place....
1st Oct '14 10:50:43 PM hmorris73
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* ViewersAreMorons: ''Let Me In'' goes out of its way to explain everything that was left subtle in the Swedish film. Characters explain their motivations out loud and ambiguities are made explicitly clear. Likewise, the US DVD and Blu-Ray release of the original film features [[http://iconsoffright.com/news/2009/03/let_the_wrong_subtitles_in_to.html significantly simplified and dumbed-down subtitles]], losing a lot of ironic humor and subtle character development to get the subtitles which accompanied the US theatrical release, you have to look for a DVD copy that says "Subtitles: English (Theatrical)" (or just import the UK disc).

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* ViewersAreMorons: ''Let Me In'' goes out of its way to explain everything certain things that was were left subtle in the Swedish film. Characters explain their motivations out loud and ambiguities are made explicitly clear. Likewise, the US DVD and Blu-Ray release of the original film features [[http://iconsoffright.com/news/2009/03/let_the_wrong_subtitles_in_to.html significantly simplified and dumbed-down subtitles]], losing a lot of ironic humor and subtle character development to get the subtitles which accompanied the US theatrical release, you have to look for a DVD copy that says "Subtitles: English (Theatrical)" (or just import the UK disc).
4th Jul '14 12:09:41 AM LogoP
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* XMeetsY: Can be summed up as ''Boku No Pico'' meets ''{{Literature/Twilight}}''.
** A classic case of ''BetterThanItSounds'', though.
18th May '14 5:27:01 AM ArcaneAzmadi
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* XMeetsY: Can be summed up as ''BokuNoPico'' meets ''{{Literature/Twilight}}''.

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* XMeetsY: Can be summed up as ''BokuNoPico'' ''Boku No Pico'' meets ''{{Literature/Twilight}}''.
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