Thursday, October 7, 2010
Movie #19 The Lost Boys
Again, another horror classic that after viewing I'm ashamed that I hadn't seen it sooner.
The movie brings its own good version of the vampire mythos, though it is mostly similar to the legend there are differences and they're quite interesting. This movie works for three reasons: 1. The script, 2. The characters, 3. its blending of horror and comedy.
The script is very very well written. Its a seamless movie in terms of structure and appearance. The situations within are very well written and it's different take on vampirism is captivating.
The characters in this movie are great. Not only are they well written in the script but the performances bring them to life. None of the characters serve the same purpose, it truly is an ensemble piece as the movie couldnt have turned out the same without one of the major players. Though there are main characters in the story, I don't think you should refer to the secondary characters as supporting roles, though they do help enhance the performance of the primaries, but they help carry the story so much that they shouldn't be labeled as mere supporters.
The Lost Boys is a great example of horror comedy. It's balance between laughter and horror is perfect, and even more so the funny parts are very funny and the scary parts are quite scary.
The Lost Boys is wonderful, a near perfect movie.