Lost Boys: The Tribe Reviews
First off, I do not really see the point in continuing this story. It ended at the end of The Lost Boys, there was nothing left to tell, so why was the point? Besides the money that they hope they would make (enough to finance a sequel). But in reality, it was to cash in on the Vampire Rennassance that was sparked in the mid 2000's. So, seeing this film as a modern vampire film, it does get some point of returning to the vampires that were grotesque, evil, cold, and just plain mean spirited. These vampires are as I described them, but they also resemble the vampires of today. The types that look like they are waiting to be in some teen magazine you would find in a drug store. If this film is creditable for anything, it would be that it showcases this generation's views of vampires and how the true vampire fans are expecting the return of real vampires. However, that would be one of only two good things about this film.
The other good thing is Corey Feldman as Edgar Frog. Being the original vampire hunter from the first film, it was a huge breath of cold air to see him in this film thirty minutes in. In fact, next to the vampire designs and the soundtrack, he is the only real reason why this film is barely watchable. He does not take this film seriously, he knows it will not be as iconic as the original, but yet he has fun with it. He tries to make the film enjoyable somewhat, and while his attempts are honorable, it just fails.
And this is when the film goes down hill. Okay, first off: this film is cheap as crap. I mean, it feels like a made for television film you would catch late on Syfy when they are about to start showing nfomercials of weight-loss pills. Nothing about this film is pleasant to look at, nothing screams that this film was treated with love and care, and watching it, nothing about it keeps you interested. Plus, with the direction, the film goes no where and what we are left with is a dull, lifeless (no pun intended) film that you can pop in at any moment and know exactly who is who and what is going on. Also, the script of this film is so diluted with plot holes that it starts to become embarrassing. We are never told how the vampires even came about in this film, what was up with Tom Slavini's cameo at the start of the film, and how this film is even connected to the first film besides Frog. Then you have how this film goes against it's own logic in terms of the mythology of the first film. And do not get me started on how bad the script is. Half of the dialogue that is said is copied from the first film, the other half reads like someone trying to make the film hip and cool by adding in numerous profanity and scenes of nude women with hopes that it can cover it up. Film lesson: nudity, gore, and profanity do not make a good film.
The acting in this film is why we have the razzies. Nothing, at all, is acted out, nothing is notable, even the main actors are a bore. And this is sad considering Angus Sutherland (half brother of Kiefer Sutherland from the first film) is in this film blaming the same role as his half brother. I mean, my word! How much more bland can one get with this film? With the others, they are not even worth my time trying to figure out their names. They were all picked for sex appeal and that is that.
Looking at the director of this film, it comes to no shock that the director of the third 'From Dusk Till Dawn' film made this movie. Okay, listen to me: you can not direct vampire films. You can direct their action scenes, but not entire films. The Lost Boys was a film that was distinctively Stomacher, and here it is destroyed. However, while I despise this film, I can not completely hate it. The reason why is because this film is a staple in vampire history as showing what has happened to the vampire genre in the new millennium. This film looks and feels like a cheap porno, is cardboard, and is easily forgettable with the only redeeming quality being Corey Feldman's role.
The acting is terrible the story is terrible and just a terrible movie all in all i loved the first one and was a little optimistic at first anyway but i wish i had never watched this because it really is terrible not worth a watch at all!!
To follow up a film like 'lost boys' it's gonna have to be something special. When I first heard about it I thought 'It'll be just some B movie fan film', but then I found out both Corey Feldman and Corey Haim are in it, plus the other actor that played the other Frog brother (can't remember his name) in the original film. On that basis I believed this could do justice as a sequel to the cult classic.
How wrong could I be! First up, Corey Haim and 'the other Frog brother' are both credited at the end of the film, but I don't recall seeing either of them in the film, in fact Edgar Frog (Feldman) mentions that his brother has died! And second, they tried to capture the humour of the original film and simply failed.
This film is more of a homage then a sequel, it follows the original story with only minor adjustments, eg. this time it's a brother and sister rather then 2 brothers, and this time it's the girl that gets seduced rather than the fella.
Another point - you would have thought that after 20 years since the first film the effects would be spectacular, but they're not, they could've been lifted from the original, which shows they're budget must have been tight.
Overall this film is very average, should've been a lot better, but then I've seen worse.
Feldman is back but is clearly the weakest link in the story and cast, his acting is shockingly hammy and what is up with his pathetic voice put on?? lol sounds ridiculous.
The effects are quite bloody in places and do look cool I gotta admit, some nice deaths and a good intro with a cameo from Savini :)
lastly, dont miss the wicked cameo by Corey Haim facing off against Feldman at the end, nice touch.
Believe it, Angus Sutherland takes over his older half-brother Kiefer, from the original The Lost Boys, as the head vampire in this sequel.
And I was surprised to see Corey Haim (also from the original) appeared cameo after the closing credits.
Check out the mid-end credits sequence--it's well worth the wait.
I consider the original Lost Boys to be a decent, though overrated film. This one, however, is just what you'd expect from a direct-to-video movie. Mediocre and sloppy, but mildly entertaining. Oddly enough, its biggest flaw is its only connection to the original: Corey Feldman. It's like he's trying to be a bad actor here with his horrible acting and line delivery, and his badly tweezed eyebrows and bad wig make him almost unwatchable... Not to mention the fact that it feels like his character was shoved into the story last minute just to add some credibility to the sequel. If they'd left him out, I might've accepted this as the usual mediocre video fare. But Feldman's presence just reminds us of how inferior this flick really is.
p.s. - it loses an additional 1/2 star for mocking "The Goonies" as uncool.
I was going to type up a lengthy diatribe about all I thought that was wrong with this misguided debacle, but I've decided it's not worth the effort.
It can barely call itself a Lost Boys film. It offers no surprises, nothing interesting. All the actors are a vapid waste. The "connections" and references to the first film are nearly insulting.
It's not even bad in a good way.
this is just a remake and it not that good either.Shame after 21 years and they could'nt get it right a slap in the face to warner bros!!!!!!!!!!!!
Instead, they make a misfire sequel. The acting is terrible. The special effects are cheesy. One scene, the love scene between Autumn Reaser and Angus Sutherland is almost an exact copy of the love scene from the original film with Jami Gertz and Jason Patric with the song "Cry Little Sister" playing during the scene.
On the positive, it was good seeing Feldman back in his famous role, however they gave him very little screen time in this film. They even threw in a cute Goonies joke, obviously cause of him in this film.
The best part of the film, comes during the end, when the credits role, and Corey Haim and Corey Feldman share the screen again for a very brief time. However, this scene shocks us as their friendship has changed drastically since the original film. That one scene, which could spawn a third direct to DVD sequel had a more interesting backstory behind (which is never spoken about in this film) it than the plot of this film.