Friday, March 18, 2011

Where some movies make me think too much

Have you guys ever seen a movie that gets you so into it, you just keep reading about it? You have all these unanswered questions and so you scrounge the internet in search of something that will satisfy all the vague points of the movie. I just had one of those days when I watched Let Me In.


I don't want to make this a movie review or anything, but its is about a little girl named Abby who is secretly a vampire. She has this guy who takes care of her at the beginning of the movie, going out and killing to get blood for her, and the love story is her meeting this little boy, Owen, who lives in the same apartment complex she just moved into. It's one of those movies that implies things, but they might just be in your head. The thing about these implications is that they drive you nuts. 

(After this point, there's gonna be some spoilers, so if you really want to see this movie just read some of my other posts!)

Before we get to the implications, we need to clear some things up. Abby doesn't seem to physically age, so she's doomed to look like a 12 year old girl until she dies. This means that when she met the guy who takes care of her earlier in the movie, he might have been a kid just like Owen, and they might have had a similar courtship where he fell for Abby, learned her secret, and chose a life of serving her. The implications of this alone made me nuts, because the movie has a kinda doomed feeling afterwards; the seemingly happy ending of Owen running away with Abby is actually a continuation of an cycle of Abby having a boy fall for her and dedicating his whole life to killing for blood to feed her.

Furthermore, Abby throughout the movie kept telling Owen "I'm not a girl". At face value you could think she means she's a vampire, and though she has lady-parts she's not really a girl, but when you look into the book (and Swedish film) this version is based off of, Abby's words take on a dark tone once again. That's because in the book, the character Abby's based off of is actually a castrated boy who has been acting like a girl for the better part of 200 years. 

Seriously, this movie just messes with your head. It's a great movie but you can't help but want more answers than are given. 

Have any of you guys read books or seen movies that leave you feeling this way?

20 comments:

  1. I totally get you. I watched Tangled last night. What was the Chameleons background? Why was he always there. And why did the horse listen to him?! THIS IS WHAT KEEPS ME UP AT NIGHT.

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  2. thanks for the information gonna watch it

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  3. I hate/love movies that mess with your head like that. I'll have to check this out, though.

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  4. I watched this last month and actually rather enjoyed it. Definitely worth recommending to others =]

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  5. that movie is pretty good.. watched it

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  6. yeah its ok, you should watch 2001 a space odyssey so you can really start thinking!!!

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  7. just downloaded it to watch it.

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  8. Oldboy is a favorite of mine! Highly recommend it :)

    Btw, Followed :D

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  9. Havent seen this movie before, i want to watch it now :) Followed

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  10. I saw this one some time ago, nice movie.

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  11. I saw this once, indeed a mindmesser. Should do a review about 'eternal sunshine of the spotless mind' and the likes!

    followed

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  12. this movie sounds awesome. deffinetly going to watch it

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  13. i definitely will give this movie a shot if it really will invoke awesome thought processes.

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  14. Keep the posts comin! I just found your blog and started followin! look forward to checkin in again

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