Wednesday, October 8, 2008

MOVIE REVIEW: Lost Boys: The Tribe

This movie was wasn't as bad as I thought it would be - almost, but not quite. Corey Feldman reprising his role as Edgar Frog saved it somewhat from being a total bomb.

After their parents die in a car accident, siblings Chris (Tad Hilgenbrink) and Nicole Emerson (Autumn Reeser), move in with their aunt. When Nicole falls for a vampire (Kiefer Sutherland's half-brother, Angus Sutherland) and unknowingly drinks blood, she becomes a vampire. Before the transformation is complete, Chris must find and kill the head vampire. But he'll need the help of veteran vampire slayer, Edgar Frog.

This movie doesn't have the cheesy 80's charm of the first. Instead, it has the MTV music video feel of the 00's. Teens partying, having sex and lots of rock music make this movie like The O.C. with vampires. It's 3/4 teenybopper flick, 1/2 horror movie. Every horror scene was extremely gory, as if to make up for the rest of the film being lame.

I was bored throughout most of it. This was the movie: they're surfing, then they're at a party, then someone is having sex in a shower, then someone else is having sex, then they're skateboarding, then they're riding their motorcycles. Oh wow they're bad asses.

Lost Boys: The Tribe is missing the humour of the first film, which is unfortunate because that's what made the original great. The characters are bland, cookie-cutter teens, unlike the original which featured eccentric characters.

Oh, and don't turn the movie off when the credits start. Corey Haim has a sweet cameo. It would have been better if he was in the whole movie instead of one scene during the credits. And where was Jamison Newlander?

I give this movie a 2, just because the scenes with Corey Feldman were okay.

Rating: 2/5

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