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Lost Boys: The Tribe
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Aug 15, 2008 By: Sturdy
Lost Boys: The Tribe order
Director:
P.J. Pesce

Actors:
Tad Hilgenbrinck
Angus Sutherland
Corey Feldman

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WHAT'S IT ABOUT?
When a brother and sister move to a small town, they quickly realize that the town is not normal. The sister becomes infatuated with a mysterious stranger and they learn that the stranger is actually the head of a vampire clan. They must team up with a local vampire hunter in order to save their souls.
IS IT A GOOD MOVIE?
I watched the original LOST BOYS film about 15 years ago. I wasnt expecting much given the two main stars and the timeframe in which it was released, but I was pleasantly surprised at how much I liked it. It was a pretty good film and I though it was good because it was one of the first movies to really respect the vampire mythology, but still putting it into a real-life situation. So I was expecting more of the same from THE TRIBE, but unfortunately, it didnt come close to living up to the original.

Its great that Feldman returned for the sequel, but he gave one of the worst performances Ive ever seen, even in a b-movie. He said everything in this deep voice that is reminiscent of a kid trying to sound older on the telephone. Then he delivered his horrible lines with an awkwardness only found in first time actors. Of course, this was not his first film.

The other performances were just as bad. No one could have made this script work, but these actors were definitely not up to the task. But it wasnt completely their fault. The director set them up for failure on more than one occasion by leaving the camera on them, or putting them at odd angles or in awkward lighting. I realize this was made as cheap as possible, but everyone involved could have done better.

As far as story goes, it didnt have much of one. The film was 94 minutes long, but I think they really only had about 60 minutes of actual film. They filled in the other 34 minutes with worthless scenes and extended action sequences. And I use that term very loosely. The action was merely a series of quick edits that put your imagination to the test as to what really happened.
THE EXTRAS
Lost Boys: The Tribe: Action Junkies (4:24): This is four minutes of analysis into the extreme stunts in the film. Im sorry, I couldnt take this seriously. The stunts that they talked about were so poorly shot that the film would have been better without them. But these guys keep a straight face and treat the stunts like theyre working on a Michael Bay film.

Edgar Frogs Guide to Coming Back Alive (5:07): Yeah, Corey Feldman (with the overly deep voice) gives a little featurette about how you kill vampires and survive around vampires. It was cheesy and there were too many movie scenes.

Alternate Endings (3:32): WTF?! Okay, these are two slightly different alternate endings, both alluding to Alan Frog still being alive, but as a vampire, and hes coming back. Now, bringing Alan Frog back as a master vampire and having Corey Feldman as a master vampire hunter is actually a GOOD story as opposed to this crap fest we just sat through. So the only redeeming quality about the film got left on the cutting room floor.

There are also some Previews and some Music videos
FINAL DIAGNOSIS
If youre a fan of the first one and youre dying to know whats happened to Ed Frog; hes in the same town making surfboards and hunting vampires. There, I saved you the suspense and now you dont have to suffer through the pain that is THE TRIBE.
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