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Lost Boys The Thirst
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5 years ago By: J.A. Hamilton
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Director:
Dario Piana

Actors:
Corey Feldman
Jamison Newlander
Tanit Phoenix

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WHAT'S IT ABOUT?
DJ X, a vampire masquerading as a DJ, is building an army by infecting young ravers with what they believe to be a designer drug but in reality is blood, his blood. Itís up to the Frog Brothers to end this charade and rescue the brother of a Horror author before heís sacrificed under the Blood Moon.
IS IT A GOOD MOVIE?
Well, itís only fair to start this review by saying that LOST BOYS is one of my top five favourite films of all time, a classic so dear to my heart that I was utterly mortified by the idea of a sequel. The Coreys had many interviews during the gap between first and second film and in the end tried to justify that gap of time with quotes like, ďwe needed this time to get the story perfect,Ē and many other empty promises and boasting about THE TRIBE. My thoughts there? THE TRIBE was a complete rehashing of the first film in a different city with a lot of the same dialogue superimposed in for kicks. The ending was remotely interesting but the entire film just shouldnít have happened. THE THIRST, though just as unnecessary as its predecessor, at least tries to go in a different direction, problem is, that direction is still down.

On the good side, the film looks sleek enough and sports a cool scene or two like when the vampires jump out of the plane, cascading down toward the ground the sound of Cry Little Sister. I dug how both sequels kept the song alive and one of the rewarding things about THE THIRST is how much they treasure the memory of Corey Haim and the first film. There are countless flashbacks which came off as genuine to me simply because Iím sure Feldman misses his lost friend. The Batman 14 comic was an especially nice touch and felt appropriate when visiting the grave.

Sadly, thatís where the fun ends for me as the rest of the film is simply a mess. The vampires were a touch over the top...that is, when you see them. DJ X was a fleeting thought as a villain and the so called twist is nothing at all to write home about. Feldmanís Rorschach grunts were ridiculous and though his one liners were nowhere near as bad as they were in THE TRIBE they were still awe-inspiringly bad. The whole rave thing was cool and all, I mean itís the perfect cover for a vampire but it all felt way too BLADE-ish to be taken seriously. And on that note, Feldman is no Blade, the dude got his ass handed to him all movie. Not to mention the fact you could tell beyond the shadow of a doubt that he had no idea how to use a sword which really hurt his battle scene.

LOST BOYS THE THIRST was a partially entertaining trip down memory lane on a purely nostalgic level but by no means should be glorified or taken seriously as a sequel. I knew exactly what kind of ride I was in for when the film opened up with the Frog Brothers saving a senator from being turned (think X-MEN 2ís opening scene only dummied down to an infantís mental capacity) and the hits just kept on coming. The ending made my stomach churn simply because it implies they may make another film with some changes to appease the TWILIGHT mob. My only hope is that Corey Haim is sitting across from God as we speak negotiating the terms for ending this series now.
THE EXTRAS
How to kill a Vampire: Here we get Corey Feldman in character as Edgar Frog going through the various weapons in his arsenal. Iíd love to sit down for some one on one conversation about that spike mine.

Charisma Carpenter Hosts The Art of Seduction: Vampire Lore: This interesting bit features various authors and writers of vampire novels giving us their thoughts on why vampires are still as popular as ever. I donít see the vampire hype ever dying.

The Lost Boys: Return of the Frog Brothers: Iíll admit, this oneís entertaining; Corey Feldman interviews both Frog Brothers (himself included) and it gets pretty damn funny, especially when they start making fun of his movies.

What is the Thirst: If you still have questions about what the thirst truly is, you wonít after watching this mock-advertisements hosted by vampires on the net in hopes of drawing unsuspecting teens to DJ Xís rave parties. Mmm, vampire drug dealers are sexy.
FINAL DIAGNOSIS
LOST BOYS will always shine in my eyes and for me, there are no sequels, just two stand alone pieces of nonsense trying to hitch a ride on the originalís coattails. Iíll admit this one was better than the last but thatís still not saying much, nor is it any reason to waste your time or money here. Nostalgia is a funny thing but I can honestly say Iím not sure Iíd have watched this movie had I not needed to review it.
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11:00AM on 10/29/2010

I actually quite enjoyed it

I like the first Lost Boys, the second one sucks (other than Feldman who is the only thing in it worth watching) and this one has the lame one liners from Edgar Frog that I loved in the original film (and in the sequel), the return of Alan Frog and an interesting spin on their relationship. It had decent callbacks to the first film, it smartly all but ignored the second film. The plane sequence was awesome (as mentioned) and Feldman's grunting actually evoked a few chuckles out of me. He's
I like the first Lost Boys, the second one sucks (other than Feldman who is the only thing in it worth watching) and this one has the lame one liners from Edgar Frog that I loved in the original film (and in the sequel), the return of Alan Frog and an interesting spin on their relationship. It had decent callbacks to the first film, it smartly all but ignored the second film. The plane sequence was awesome (as mentioned) and Feldman's grunting actually evoked a few chuckles out of me. He's playing the same part he played in the first film and doing it well/campy enough in my eyes. Don't get me wrong this is by no means a "good" film, more like an interesting starting point for a Frog Brothers cheeseball vampire killing TV show, which I'd be totally all for. I also enjoyed the fact that Edgar wasn't an untouchable killing machine. He was a reguler human, out of practice, trying to fight hordes of vampires, it's pretty much spot on that he should get the ever loving shit kicked out of him.
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