Originally published on metropolis.co.jp on January 2012

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A high-school kid (Anton Yelchin) suspects, correctly, that his new next-door neighbor (Colin Farrell) in a dreary Las Vegas subdivision is a vampire, but, well, you know how hard it is to get anyone to listen. His mom (Toni Collette) thinks he’s hot. Farrell, conveying great “I know that you know” menace without seeming to actually do anything, is clearly having fun as the main monster in this effective if not exactly necessary remake of Tom Holland’s 1985 movie. Call this classic vampire approach an antidote to Twilight (which it actually makes fun of), in particularly shoddy, pointless 3D.