The Brotherhood 2: Young Warlocks (2001)

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John Van Owen (Sean Faris) is struggling at school to fit in as he is often at the raw end of the bullying dished out by the school's Adonis like jocks, well him and his friends. And it gets worse when the attractive Mary (Stacey Scowley) shows an interest in him. Tired off it all the mysterious Luc (Forrest Cochran), a charismatic new kid in school, offers to help and soon the jocks are falling foul of some witchcraft. But when John wants out it is not that easy and finds himself being hunted down.

So first things first "The Brotherhood 2: Young Warlocks" is not a direct sequel to the less than great "The Brotherhood" but it is a movie which aims for the same homo-erotic vibe with what comes across as a lot of male models acting without their shirts on for most of the movie and messing about in a suggestive manner. It didn't work in "The Brotherhood" and it doesn't work in "The Brotherhood 2" which when it isn't delivering these homo-erotic scenes, which are so OTT that they are embarrassing, it serves up a tired story of witchcraft in a posh school.

Now I am not going to waste time trying to make "The Brotherhood 2" sounds like its worth anyone's time as it isn't as the storyline is old and not in the least bit entertaining what I will say is that the majority of the movie is spent delivering the homo-erotic scenes and there is nothing wrong with that when they are done right which they are not here. So we get scenes where three jocks are bullying one guy in the shower room, threatening to write a message on his body with permanent ink with one of them bending down to stare at his backside and saying I wonder what we should do here. That is not the worst scene by far and one featuring late night swimming is worse and it is so over the top that it is hard not to crack up watching it.

What this all boils down to is that "The Brotherhood 2: Young Warlocks" whilst not a direct sequel is as bad as "The Brotherhood" with over the top acting, a ridiculous storyline and a cast which feels like the casting agent popped down the nearest model agency and picked the best looking young guys they could find and who could strike a pose or frolic around like they were having fun together.