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Old 04-15-2018, 08:37 AM
 
Location: Maine
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And finding out that Grandpa knew the whole time what was going on... - LOVE this movie. Maybe you have to have lived in the 1980's to understand the appeal. Keifer, the two Corys, good times!
I was 15 when this movie came out. Perfect age to see the movie. But I thought it was a bad movie then. I actually think it's worse now. The only really great acting amongst the main cast is Keifer Sutherland, and he's basically just playing an MTV version of his character from STAND BY ME. Corey Haim is trying, but his character is so badly written that there isn't much he can do. And I think Corey Feldman was playing the whole thing as a joke, kind of a kid pretending to be Sylvester Stallone.

But the worst crime of all for a vampire movie: The vampires aren't scary. At all. They come across as leftover extras from a Billy Idol video.

THE LOST BOYS is a poser, fitting both definitions:

"poser" definition: 1. a person who acts in an affected manner in order to impress others. 2. a difficult or perplexing question or problem.
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Old 04-15-2018, 11:42 AM
 
Location: Sugarland
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I like it but not love it..but it always stuck out as a cool movie. Like something only cool people would see.
Totally cool. I fail to see how it isn't cool.

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Old 04-15-2018, 06:59 PM
 
Location: Western North Carolina
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Corey Haim (RIP) singing "Ain't Got a Home" in the bathtub while all hell is going down...

And Dianne Wiest as the Mom. She has never made a bad movie I don't believe.

I count The Lost Boys as one of my all time favorites. As I said, may have to have been a part of the 1980's culture to appreciate it.
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Old 04-17-2018, 05:21 AM
 
Location: Glasgow Scotland
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Loved the music, loved the filming.. liked some of the acting.. and have watched it more than twice...
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Old 04-17-2018, 01:13 PM
 
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Hugely popular when I was a teenager. But honestly, even as a teenager I hated this movie. Some of the cinematography was really good. A couple of the actors were good. But most of the acting isn't just sub-par, it's downright bad. But the killer is the story itself, which is beyond dumb. And this is coming from the guy who loved SILVER BULLET and FRIGHT NIGHT. THE LOST BOYS is trying so desperately hard to be edgy and cool. It's just posing.

So I tried watching THE LOST BOYS again the other day, thinking maybe I was just a petulant teenager who hated everything.

Nope. This movie still sucks.

So everyone out there who loves this movie (I know you're out there), please explain to me why. What am I not seeing?
The Lost Boys, like Ferris Bueller's Day Off and Pretty in Pink, is another overrated flick many hold up as a flawed gem representative of the decade.

A better vampire film released the very same year, Near Dark was directed by (guess who) future Oscar winner Kathryn Bigelow. With a great cast composed of Adrian Pasdar, Jenny Wright, Lance Henriksen, Jenette Goldstein, Bill Paxton, and the inimitable Tim Thomerson, Near Dark rests in nigh-obscurity while The Lost Boys basks in an endless confetti rain.
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Old 04-17-2018, 01:49 PM
 
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The Lost Boys, like Ferris Bueller's Day Off and Pretty in Pink, is another overrated flick many hold up as a flawed gem representative of the decade.
FDDO is a fun comedy that you love when you're 15. As an adult, you realize that Ferris really is a bit of an a-hole. I've never been able to sit through PiP in its entirely. Blech.
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Old 04-17-2018, 02:23 PM
 
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FDDO is a fun comedy that you love when you're 15. As an adult, you realize that Ferris really is a bit of an a-hole. I've never been able to sit through PiP in its entirely. Blech.
It's a movie about a guy who already has everything and wants more, and whines about it and is unapologetic. The first time it was funny, entertaining. It's been a nothingburger ever since. The fact that TBS or USA played it a dozen times per weekend for four months straight didn't help.
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Old 04-17-2018, 02:30 PM
 
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Totally cool. I fail to see how it isn't cool.
It rings false.
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Old 04-17-2018, 07:31 PM
 
Location: Sugarland
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It rings false.
I don’t agree with you that the vampires aren’t scary. The “Walk This Way” scene was scary (and cool!). But the movie was more funny than scary to me and there’s nothing wrong with that. It’s a horror movie that the whole family can enjoy. I first saw it when I was quite young.
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Old 04-17-2018, 08:23 PM
 
Location: Brooklyn,NY
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I don’t agree with you that the vampires aren’t scary. The “Walk This Way” scene was scary (and cool!). But the movie was more funny than scary to me and there’s nothing wrong with that. It’s a horror movie that the whole family can enjoy. I first saw it when I was quite young.
They were visually scary when showing their true form, but what was scarier was how cool they were. These were guys to hang out with on a warm night in Cali, drinking brews and riding motorcycles. Anyone would want to hang out with them, they could pull a person in easy.

Then, by the fire on the beach while taking a swig of beer-They decide to surprise you-and and the suprise is not pleasant at all...
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