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.
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.