When I was a teen, I dug the humor of Haim & the Frog brothers plot thread, which now I think is a cute sorta funny, if very childish. Now, twice the age that I first saw it, the scenes with Patric joining the gang-- most of it flamboyant and memorable, and dare if I even say, quite mature-- paired with Schumacher's stylishly lush direction had me in awe. Too bad the silliness of the Haim tone reigns in the last act.
A potential transformation of schlock vampire tale into a kind of Rebel Without a Cause variant on forbidden desire? For the protagonist, a choice between day-walking & night-stalking is a choice between the family (his conventional female love interest; a gypsy waif with child), or his more alluring vampire brethren. The rejection of one lifestyle for another illustrating the film's subtext of psychosexual angst?
This movie personifies the 80s and I still can't tell if that's a good thing or a bad thing... This movie is a fun campy, schlock filled adventure. I can't figure out if the best part of this movie is Kiefer Sutherland or the shirtless, oiled saxophone player... This movie hasn't aged well and is starting to come apart at the seams. I remember loving this movie, but looking back at it the film has a lot of flaws...
I expected a lot more depth to the characters, especially David but in the end it has been revealed to me why were they so insignificant throughout the movie.
A classical example of good guy gone bad and gone good again