When a devastating boat crash shipwrecks a group of friends in the jungles of an uncharted island, they are savagely picked off one-by-one by a cannibalistic enemy that evolution forgot. A ...
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When a devastating boat crash shipwrecks a group of friends in the jungles of an uncharted island, they are savagely picked off one-by-one by a cannibalistic enemy that evolution forgot. A horrifying action-adventure in the vein of Predator and Lost. Written by
After completing filming, the production crew decided they had produced a movie that did not live up to the original expectations and it would not do well. They decided to remake the movie under the name "The Lost Tribe" with a new director, script and cast. However, the film is being released straight to DVD by "Voltage Pictures". See more »
Gives position as 13 67 55 North longitude and 13 35 57 North latitude. Assuming we use west instead of north we would be in the Senegal desert. Would have been an easy correction if someone involved in production ever used a map or GPS. See more »
After being stranded on a strange island, a group of shipwrecked friends finds the area home to a tribe of savage human-like beings and forces them into an extreme mode of survival to get off the island alive.
Overall this one was quite an entertaining effort without too much really wrong here. The biggest plus with this one is the fact that there's a rather engrossing mystery that develops here early on about what exactly's on the island with them and how to defend themselves, which is quite enjoyable for how it goes about this. The concept of being on an uncharted island is good enough to start this off with, but then comes the idea of putting the creatures on there which makes for quite an enjoyable time building up to them by the early ways this goes about it. From the off-screen grunting and growling to the scenes of them stealing their shipwrecked items and stalking them along the way to the first major encounter of them capturing several members of the group in ingenious rope-traps that scores quite well as an action sequence yet never once gives away the creatures and their design which is quite impressive. That's reserved for the first main confrontation in the caves where the remaining members of the expedition are kept to be tortured and killed within the darkened caves which is quite a feat to be done so late in the film but also with the rather chilling sequence it's done with as well making for a great time here as it rolls through the final half with a lot of impressive and enjoyable moments. The battle in the underground tunnels, the chase through the jungle leading to the revelation in the clearing and the final encounter at the enclosed circle of bamboo trees all combine into a great series of scenes that shows off the creatures quite well, gets plenty of action and suspense into this and even throws in some decent amount of gore to really work quite nicely. These do manage to hold off the few small flaws here, namely the fact that the film's not that interesting when focusing on the human cast as they're stories aren't that engaging. The purpose of inviting the ex and her new romantic interest seems only to generate tension within the group as there's little point in inviting them along on a trip like this in the first place, even inviting along the friend who's romantically unattached and going to be around his most recent ex-girlfriend makes his involvement even more questionable, and there's little about their interactions early on that comes off all that enjoyable. The other small flaw is the rather lackadaisical manner this treats the group who are knowingly stuck on the island and rarely react with any sense of urgency or intensity to get off considering the situation present and something obviously there with them. Otherwise, this one was pretty enjoyable.
Rated R: Graphic Violence and Graphic Language.
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