If They Decide to do a “Lost Boys 2” Here’s How to Get It Right

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If They Decide to do a “Lost Boys 2” Here’s How to Get It Right

If They Decide to do a “Lost Boys 2” Here’s How to Get It Right

The Lost Boys was a cult phenomenon that fans absolutely locked onto once they saw it. This was the kind of movie you watched without your parents’ permission and talked about at school the next day, telling your friends and anyone that would listen how awesome it was. But if you missed it, there was a second movie made already. Unlike the first one however it was truly horrible. There might have been some folks loyal to the genre and possibly to Corey Feldman, but let’s just put it plainly, The Lost Boys: The Tribe, was not a fitting sequel to the original movie. It was a continuation to be certain, and it was something that was at the very least a decent try. But it wasn’t a fitting sequel largely because they did almost the same thing, but time tried to double down by turning both siblings into vampires. In the original only Michael became a vampire, while Sam enlisted the Frog brothers to help him in his fight. This time around there was only one Frog brother as the other one had been killed it seems in the continual hunt for the bloodsuckers. It makes sense in a way since the actor that played the part in the original could have expressed little to no interest in coming back, and it could have been that he wasn’t asked either.

So let’s discuss what needs to be done to bring a real sequel out and get it done.

Keep some continuity.

If David had a half-brother then where was he when the Frog brothers, who are the only ones remaining in this series, helped to kill his brother and friends? A sequel doesn’t have to pull away from the original so much that it makes little to no sense. The sequel to the original movie kind of needs to have a believable segue from the first one, a news story here or there, a mysterious stranger showing up to look over the ruins of this or that. To be honest the bit with Sam becoming a vampire was a nice touch, and it could have been used as a bit of continuity throughout the film rather than at the very end. There were two or three alternate endings to the movie shown above in which Sam was either dead or seeking out Edgar’s help against Alan, Edgar’s brother, who was revealed to be a half-vampire later on and in the next movie.

To make a true sequel of this movie there has to be some mention of David and his friends, as well as their master. The connection needs to be established early on and pushed now and again to make it known that David was a part of this and that his legacy is something that stood apart from the relationship he had with his master. It would need to explain how another vampire coven could exist outside of the one in the original, and why they wouldn’t come calling when the one group was destroyed. The whole wolf pack mentality is great, but even packs know when to circle around when they’re all under attack.

Ditch the whole idea of there being an ‘Alpha’ vampire.

It’s inevitable that there has to be one bad guy out of the whole bunch that’s worse than the others, but the trickle-down effect has been played out to the nth degree when it comes to vampires. Kill the master and the rest revert? No, make it more akin to other films in that vampirism is not a curable disease, save by a stake to the heart, sunlight, and various other means that have been introduced by legends. But reverting back to human once the head vampire is killed is becoming rather tiresome as it implies a happy ending within any vampire movie that is kind of hard to tolerate after a while. These are deadly creatures that in many movies destroy lives and leave the survivors adrift as they try to pick up the pieces. Simply killing the head vampire, which by D&D standards is one of the most daunting tasks ever, should not be the endall to vampirism among an entire group.

Instead, if you’re infected, that’s it. You become a bloodsucker and the only way you kowtow to a master is if someone stronger than you can prove to be that dominant. But if they’re killed by any method you remain a creature of the night. That solution to the ages-old problem of killing the master is easy enough to solve. It’s bleak, it’s dark, but it’s also able to bring something new to the movie that wasn’t present in the first one. This way it’s for keeps no matter what happens. If there’s no cure then people fight harder since there’s more at stake, no pun intended, and they have more to lose.

It could be a great movie to be honest, but they’d have to find a cast that would work. And yes, Corey Feldman would have to come back again.

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