Whilst the original was subtle, beautifully shot, not too overstated and definitely not too... Twilight, the remake was completely different. Although the film scripts were almost identical, the characters were basically the same except they had American accents, and literally every scene could be clearly recognized as a scene from the original, there was no comparison.
Let Me In (the American version) just went for a far more obvious approach to the story.
For some reason, it felt the need to explain all the little backstories which were only hinted at in the swedish version. It was considerably less subtle, and subsequently less interesting.
In other words, it added absolutely nothing to the original.
However, Let Me In is not alone- this has been the plight of many a remake. For example, superhero films like Spiderman are remade almost every year. Then there are the countless "re-imaginings" of fairytales like Snow White, or hilariously bad remakes like the Gus Van Sant version of Psycho- shot exactly like the original, except in colour, and slightly more explicit.
My point is, I don't understand the concept of remakes. Unless you've truly got a completely new way of spinning a story, why spin it at all? It just tarnishes the original to know that there is a slightly weaker copy floating about somewhere.
But hey, that's just my view- maybe everyone else loves remakes! After all, there have been plenty of good ones too (True Grit being my favourite at the moment), and remakes earn money, just like any other film- so what's not to like? I'm pretty sure everyone has an opinion on the issue of remakes, so comment below, and we can have a nice little chat about it in the comments!