“Vampire boys 2: The New Brood’
Power and Passion Collide
On New Year’s Eve, I received my review screener of “Vampire Boys 2: The New Brood” and since I had already decided to stay in that night anyway, I could think of no better company than a coven of gay vampires. I was correct to a degree—I enjoyed the movie for what it was—fluffy and light. What? A vampire film is fluffy? Watch and you will see what I mean. It is one of the movies that requires no thought either during or afterwards. A great movie it is not; it is not even a good movie but it helped to pass the time and I enjoyed it, as bad as it is. If you like your vampires tattooed, buff and a bit on the nelly side, you will love this movie. There are even some penis shots to get you through the bloodshed and gore (although there is not much of it. I suppose watching “Spartacus” has made me sensitive to blood and gore).
As I watched last night I thought about how I would go about writing this review because I really hate to pan anything and I realized that while the film is amateurish with really bad acting, I really liked it.
Basically as I said in my title for this review, it is about power and passion as we see in the two vampire covens that come together. (A word about our vampires—these vampires tell us that it is a myth that they cannot be in the sunlight and they are indeed out and about during the day but they are unable to eat or drink “mortal food”. They also have nice tans. The male vampires [all but one] are extremely feminine in their behavior as well and I found that they would not scare me).
Jasin (yep, that is how it is spelled) lives with his lover and chosen one, Caleb (Will Branske) and with Tara (Zazu), who was his chosen one until he met Caleb and they have their own local coven (like a branch library). He is unaware that he has a rival so when Demetrius (Rob Hoflund) comes to town, he knows nothing about him. Demetrius is out for revenge and has plans to destroy Jasin (Jon Euler) but to do so means he needs to assemble an army and he begins by taking unwilling victims from a boxing gym that fellow vampire, Judah (Ronnie Kerr) owns. We only get a short glimpse of the vampire in Judah; he seems to have assimilated into the American life style.
As Demetrius continues to build his army, he meets Tara who grieves that Jasin left her for Caleb and this rejection makes her an easy recruit. Demetrius and the members of his brood have come for revenge and search for “The One” and it is a question of survival—for them to survive, Demetrius needs to find that special mortal that he can turn and spend eternity with.
I understand that Tara is supposedly a young and seductive college student yet she looks like a hard, dyed blonde stripper and if ever a part was miscast, this has to be it. She thought that it would be good to be Jasin’s chosen but then Caleb and Jasin met and shared an immediate connection and fall madly in love. (My problem with that is the first time we see Jasin getting out of the bed where he and Caleb spent the night, he seems to be leaving a one night trick in bed—at that point we see no loving connection between the two.
I will not tell you why Demetrius is going after Jasin because that is really the only surprise in the film. The battle between the vampires ensues and…
The movie is being advertised as “twice the vampires’, twice the carnage and six times the hot abs for audiences to enjoy” (I would have added– and more tattoos than you ever wanted to see).
I don’t think you will find this movie will raise the hairs on your arms and it certainly might change your opinion about vampires. Like I said, it is not the worst I have seen and surely not the best but I can live with that— I certainly will not try for eternal life with the vampires we see here. I have seen butcher guys doing drag.
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