Words are not adequate to describe how good this movie is. It was clearly one of the 10 best movies of 2008 and perhaps the best vampire movie ever made. It ask the question: What is it like to be a 12-year-old vampire? How does a preteen vampire survive in a world without adult help? What is it like to have the body of a 12-year-old and the life experiences of someone much older?
Great movie nice effects.there were a few nice touches...first tme to my memory we see what suposely happens to a vampire that not invite in to you place grin .
a nice drama....4 out 5 stars for me anyway
I'm still pondering why the film always held me at arms' length from its deeply emotional content. The characters tended to spell out their experience too much as they talked about it. The dialogue was a little too calculated for me. Explained emotion rather than raw, living emotion. The one scene that got at it for me was when Del Toro is coming down off a heroin fix and Lopez asks him several times what he needs, what she can do to help him. He tells her he wants "Chocolate" - and the next time she asks: "ice cream." These short exchanges communicate the longing, guilt, desperation and raw physical experience that draws a more striking response from the viewer.