Posted on Thursday, January 3rd, 2008 by Hunter Stephenson
Unlike all of the non-entities on The Surreal Life, Corey Feldman still has something to offer us. His band is tres lame, but if you’ve caught The Two Coreys on A&E (which is also terrible), Feldman still possesses the upbeat work ethic and fresh face of a confident young blood like Shia LaBeouf. I get the feeling that highly unlike his role in Meatballs 4, he grasps how important the success of The Lost Boys 2: The Tribe will be to his career, and that he also believes the 1987 original is one of the best movies of all time. And it is. It merits a release by Criterion for its quixotic ’80s boardwalk atmosphere alone.
But here’s the dilemma. How does a film like Renny Harlin’s The Covenant or Paris Hilton’s The Hottie and the Nottie receive a wide theatrical release, while a sequel only out-anticipated by ’80s babies by Goonies 2, goes straight to DVD? It’s a travesty. Someone start a petition, because, as of today, Warner Bros. has officially confirmed the film’s Wesley Snipes-like trajectory. This could be the worst movie of all time, but with proper marketing it’d still open to $15 million easy, off pure fumes of nostalgia. Moreover, the film’s writer, Hans Rodionoff, has confirmed that they are not only bringing back “Cry Little Sister” but the meathead sax player! This is like Live Free or Die Hard bringing back Sgt. Al Powell or Argyle, or an R-rating. Never dismiss an effort to actually please from Hollywood. All I know is that I need to get Lost Boys 2 out of my head and up on screen in an actual theater. We all do, right? Right?!
Corey Feldman has also stated on his official blog that Warner Bros. likes what they have seen and wants to start talks about a third film, one that Rodionoff has already alluded to focusing solely on Feldman’s Edgar Frog character. To further stack up the Jenga tower of potential awesomeness, DC Comics is releasing a 4-issue comic mini-series detailing what happened to Edgar between the first film and the new one. My guess is that bit about Meatballs 4 will be redacted and replaced with a holy water Jacuzzi.
If you want Lost Boys 2: The Tribe to get some kind of theatrical release, let Warner Bros. know below. Otherwise, look for it in mid-summer on a shelf beside Aliens Vs. Monsters 4.