Lost Boys: The Thirst Movie Review

Horror

 

The Frog Brothers are back! You may say, “wait weren’t they back already in, Lost Boys: The Tribe?” No, no they weren’t! Lost Boys: The Tribe doesn’t exist and if you say it does, I will cut you. I WILL CUT YOU!!!!

Short nitty-gritty plot description from the Official Website is as follows: As the lost boys and girls of San Cazador prepare to party under the Blood Moon, an alpha vampire conspires to turn these unsuspecting ravers into an army of undead. The only thing that stands between him and the annihilation of the entire human race is the infamous vampire fighting Frog Brothers. Armed with double-barrel holy water balloon launchers and multi-arrow crossbows, Edgar (Corey Feldman) and Alan Frog (Jamison Newlander) join forces to kick some blood-sucker butt in this latest high-energy, action packed adventure in the Lost Boys franchise.



Lost Boys: The Thirst is the true sequel to the original Lost Boys. Is it as good as the original? Oh hell no, but it’s miles better than the previous sequel and it’s a fun watch with some cool vampire action scenes and some nice throwbacks. I really liked the included flashback scenes and references to past characters. Also, even though Lost Boys: The Tribe was horrible, I still liked that it didn’t ignore it and decided to continue on from it and fix some issues. The acting in this instalment was… okay. Honestly, looking back at Lost Boys, the acting in that wasn’t amazing either. So I’m thinking nostalgic eyes are causing me to look down on this one. Corey Feldman looked to be having a good time hamming it up, as Edgar Frog and with the flashbacks, it showed not much has changed for his character.  Jamison Newlander is back as Alan Frog, but his role is not as involved in the plot as they would have you think. In fact, he’s barely in it and that was a disappointment. Casey B. Dolan seems to have taken his place next Edgar, who plays the geek is chic, Zoe. At first I thought her acting was wooden, but I began to warm up to her as the movie played on. I do have to mention Tanit Phoenix, as she is gorgeous and her outfit later in the film was a direct homage on the tomb raider herself, Lara Croft, it’s uncanny.

I am disappointed though with the change up in the style of vampires. The filmmakers decided to keep the same style of vamp from the second one for this one. Gone is the toned back look of the original, now you get to enjoy 30 Days of Night vampires, with their red eyes and demon like teeth, who explode into CGI ashes when staked. Hey, at least these gang of vamps aren’t as lame as the previous. Another plus is the involvement of “Cry Little Sister,” which was utilized a hell of a lot better than the last time.

If you’re a fan of Lost Boys, you should definitely seek this one out and watch it. It directly relates to the first and fixes a lot of problems with the second one, mainly the sucking part. It may not be the cult classic of the original and it definitely won’t be as memorable, but that will never happen. So take what you can get I suppose.

Two more things to prove my Lara Croft point.

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