Monday, April 11, 2011

The Lost Boys: The Thirst (2010)

The Frog Brothers are all but extinct, still battling vampires yet barely able to make the rent. That is, until a beautiful young woman offers them a huge reward to save her brother by destroying the first vampire, DJ X, while riding the world of the disease once and for all! Now, Edgar and Alan must set off to stop X before he converts more teens into bloodthirsty vampires at his next big rave in the sleepy town of San Cazador, California. THE THIRST still may not come close to recapturing the essence of the original film, but it is a decided step forward from the first series sequel in THE TRIBE. Director Dario Piana introduces several big action sequences in addition to a hip attitude and impressive set pieces in the end. The Frog Brothers are each armed to the teeth with bigger and badder weapons as they take on troves of snarling vampires, and the film shoots for a hard 'R' with more blood, violence, and nudity than ever before. It is hard to imagine that no director has had the balls to tell Corey Feldman just how ridiculous he sounds when he tries to act tough, and yet here again, he comes off as being a complete joke. While it may just be base entertainment, THE THIRST has enough mindless action to please fans of the series.

Rating: 6/10.
Entertainment: 7/10.

5 comments:

  1. I had a lot of fun with this one and agree that it was a step forward from The Tribe. I think as far as Feldman goes, they were going for a tongue-in-cheek thing, so in that sense, him trying to act serious was supposed to be a joke, which for me is even better.

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  2. It is just one of the mysteries of life, not knowing whether it is intentionally bad or just bad lol.. After his atrociously bad acting in PUPPETMASTER VS DEMONIC TOYS, I just havent been able to accept anything Feldman does as camp =D

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  3. I would not recommend this movie to anyone.

    I would give it 1 as it was a was a low rent scam of the original and lacked the fun and sexiness of the original. The only redeeming quality was the cut outtakes of Feldman as one of the original Frog brothers.

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  4. I'd rate it higher than most other cheap cash ins like RETURN OF THE LIVING DEAD 4-5, I was mildly entertained the entire time, which is more than I expected out of it.

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  5. To be honest, the movie had so little plot that they mixed in about four different sub-plots to make it seem full. To me, that made the film too scattershot.

    Never mind the whole plot involving an obvious 'Twilight' parody and the whole 'Stephanie Meyer' thing. Without spoiling it, they try too hard to be Meta.

    Not that I can really blame them for this too much, but it was also cheap how they wrote out Haim's character. I mean, I get it, but do better!

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