Tuesday, December 09, 2008
Lost Boys: The Tribe
A sequel for a film made over twenty years ago... it certainly isn’t the vampire biker chick idea that Joel Schumacher was supposedly keen on a few years back -- with Britney Spears being the head vamp. Now that could have been “Showgirls” good...
I could have sworn the original was this huge box office smash, but it only made 32 million back in 1987. Probably got bigger on video. Anyway, LB: TT is a decent vampire flick that doesn’t have any lofty goals. Kiefer Sutherland is busy saving the world as Jack Bauer, so they got his brother Angus to play the baddie. He’s fine, along with the rest of the cast. Ironically, the guy with the most experience was the weakest link here. It seemed like the cast was in one movie and Corey Feldman was in another -- if you stick around after/during the credits, Corey Haim makes a “surprise” appearance.
There’s not a lot to say about the story. It’s basically a low budget rehash of the original, except the siblings are brother and sister. I’m not sure why the vamps are surfers or if it matters -- probably not.