The Lost Boys (1987) – Review, Rating and Synopsis
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The Lost Boys (1987) Rating:
- Dylan = 10 / 10;
- Eloise = 7 / 10;
- Raoul = 7.5 / 10;
- Drew = 9 / 10;
- IMDb = 7.3 / 10;
- Rotten Tomatoes = 7.4 / 10;
The Lost Boys (1987) Synopsis:
Michael and Sam Emerson are trying to find themselves in their new town of Santa Carla. As Sam befriends the Frog brothers, Michael encounters a group of vampires, forcing the group to survive and defeat the town’s menacing secret.
The Lost Boys (1987) Review:
One of the most notorious vampire movies ever made is The Lost Boys, a film that brought together Corey Haim (Silver Bullet) and Cody Feldman (The Goonies) off to teen stardom. The surrounding cast were all solid too, making the movie filled with respected, well-known actors and actresses including Jason Patric, Dianne Wiest, Jami Gertz, Edward Herrmann, and Kiefer Sutherland.
The story is original and mixes beautifully comedy and scary moments. It also stays faithful to vampire lore and has some decent vampire special effects. Thereee is also a really tough tossup on which brothers have the better character duo: The Emersons or The Frogs.
It seems the one thing that was somewhat lacking was the use of a good instrumental theme song, besides the “Cry Little Sister” hit. Since many seem to enjoy a lot the soundtrack of The Lost Boys, I guess it just wasn’t really my taste. Another flaw is the ending. While it is entertaining and hilarious, it was rather predictable.
Besides those two gripes, The Lost Boys is a near perfect vampire movie, and even with strong competition in the vampire genre, it is easy to rank it as one of the very best.