The Lost Tribe

The Lost Tribe

On DVD: 
Tuesday, October 19, 2010
Running Time: 
90 minutes

Let's play a game. What do these words have in common?

Ready? Go.

  • excavation dig
  • strange natives
  • weird occurrence

The latest Scooby Doo movie?

  • creepy creature
  • a gun-toting priest hitman played by Lance Henriksen

"Aliens 5:  This Time It's Personal?"

  • four friends (three model-ready)
  • capsized boat
  • remote island

"Gilligan's Island, The Lost Years?"
Try one more.

  • quick cutaways
  • flimsy character development
  • more creepy creature, this time invisible
  • dead model people

If you said "Predator rip-off" and you've been looking for the missing link, you win a prize! Now you don't have to watch "The Lost Tribe" which should have a subtitle of  "Straight to DVD."

There is nothing remarkable, shocking, or at all interesting about this movie. It's pretty much another line item on the resumes of  actors soon to be on a "Law and Order" near you. The direction  of Roel Reine is neither bad, nor good, just mediocre and doesn't really leave anything to the viewer's imagination. And then there's Lance Henriksen. TV life after "Millenium" hasn't been that great, has it? I miss Frank Black, but there is none of that character-depth here. Too bad.

Rent it or not, you're not really going to miss out on anything.


Review by Jennifer Isbell