Film Reviews: “Lost Boys 2: The Tribe” (2008)

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Starring Autumn Reeser, Corey Feldmen, Tad Hilgenbrink and Angus Sutherland.

The original “Lost Boys” from 1987 is one of the best hip vampire movies ever made. For me, it’s right up there with the original “Fright Night” and “Near Dark.”

21 years later we have a sequel. So, how is it? Well… Simply, it’s a watered down, modernized version of the first film. So much so, that it’s basically a remake.

The premise: Brother and sister, Chris and Nicole move to Luna Bay to live with their Aunt after their parents died in a car accident. Nicole meets and falls for lead vampire Shane (Sutherland) and begins to turn. Chris hires Edgar Frog to help him kill Shane and save the sister. Almost exactly the same plot from the first film.

It’s not horrible, but not great, or even really good. It just makes you wish you were watching the original. It’s great to see Corey Feldmen reprise his role as Edgar Frog, but he isn’t given enough screen time. Angus Sutherland is awful. He doesn’t deserve to don the Sutherland name. (Pun intended there!) The film feels very cheap and predictable. It wasn’t necessary.

2.0 out of 4.0 stars.

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