Sunday, September 11, 2016

Cinema Cycle - The Lost Boys



CINEMA CYCLE
(Cardio Workout And Reviewing Movies At The Same Time)


DATE REVIEWED: 09/09/2016




FORMAT: Laserdisc


TIME RIDDEN / FILM LENGTH: 1 hour 38 minutes


DISTANCE RIDDEN WHILE VIEWING: 23.8 miles


TOTAL CINEMA MILES LOGGED: 5148.8 miles


SYNOPSIS: A single mother and her two sons move to a new town that is infested with vampires.


CONCEPT IN RELATION TO THE VIEWER:  Teen youth movie from the 1980s with a lot of style and a very silly story.


PROS AND CONS: I was hoping for something with a little more substance but what I got was a mixture of trendy 1980s high school hip / scary interspersed with silly “Stand By Me” /  “Goonies” comedy.  I was glad when the film was over.


The believability factor just vanished about halfway through the film and from then on it was just boring.  This was meant to be the “Top Gun” of horror movies with rocking musical interludes about every 10 minutes.  The music was better than the story most of the time.


This film tried to target both young adults and pre-teens and fell somewhere in the middle so it didn't hit either mark.  Although Bernard Hughes famous last line of the film is classic.



To read an overview of this project, check out this status posting.  


This film is a part of my LaserDisc Collection.

Clicking on the title will take you to the Internet Movie Database (IMDB) entry for this film. 

This film was viewed while exercising on my recumbent cycle.  A summary of my time spent working out on my journey through movie-land can be found on Strava.com.