Monday, October 13, 2008

Lost Boys 2: The Tribe

Autumn Reeser as a nascent vampiress.Autumn Reeser as a not-so-pretty vampiress.
The first Lost Boys (1987) was just OK. It was frustrating to see up-and-coming starlet Jami Gertz never grow fangs. And for me, that's just payback for her never making it really big in Hollywood. Pretty women without fangs in a vampire movie is an incredibly lousy idea and they should be punished for it. Anyway...as is usual when I hear a new vampire movie is coming out, I try to keep my expectations at a minimum. My minimum expectations were not nearly met.

I wish I could say I watched more than the first 2 minutes of this movie in anything but high-speed, but it's movies like these where that 16x-play setting on the DVD player comes in real handy. Autumn Reeser is kinda cute, which means when she acquires fangs her rating instantly shoots to the hot side of the spectrum. And to her credit, she did try to have sex with her boyfriend while she transformed herself into a vampire, then try and bite him (she failed). But then, in this bizarro concept I really don't understand they put on make-the-cute-vampire-chick-ugly makeup. It's that damn Buffy the Vampire Slayer show that so egregiously foisted that idea on us all. They put layers of latex and prosthetics all over her face until she's practically unrecognzable. Then to top it all off, they don't even make her canine teeth fangs, they make the incisors the fangs and that's just not right. Feh. Autumnn was the only fanged female, the rest of the movie seemed mildly entertaining. That is, from what I could tell watching it at 16x-speed.

3 comments:

Loyal Reader said...

in your haste you missed the second fang-y chica about half way through the flick.

in any case, it's good to see you back at it! I had almost given up hope.

koolremhaas said...

Great to see you're back!

I found this movie to be a huge disappointment. Hot female vampires but then . . . fangs ALMOST in the right spot, but no good bites, and those damn foreheads. Blah.

Anonymous said...

I'll have to check this movie out -- even a few seconds of a hot vampiress is worth seeing.