How do you spoof something that is already a spoof itself? That’s easy. You mix a reality show concept with a contrived Hollywood script. You hire the worst actors you can find and you call it The Real World Movie: The Lost Season. Even if you’re a fan of the MTV reality series, you won’t find anything remotely entertaining here. If you don’t even like the TV show, then my advice is to run. Now we have bad actors pretending to be people who are pretending to be spontaneous.
A crazy Real World contestant wannabe kidnaps the cast of Real World Vancouver and takes them to his own private set. He threatens them with death if they don’t “get real”.
The audio is average TV broadcast quality even though this was supposed to actually be a film. Look for nothing dynamic and you will find what you’re looking for. Dolby 2.0 with flat lows and highs.
The 1.33:1 full frame video transfer is actually pretty sharp. Colors are strong and blacks are above average. The format is full screen but uses widescreen matting for many scenes. There is a “lazy Susan” camera that just plain makes you dizzy.
All you’ll find is a 5-minute production video and a text section for each of the cast.
Members of seven previous shows join together for some filler interludes. They play themselves waiting for the kidnapped Vancouver cast to play against. Don’t look for intelligence and you’ll be fine. Don’t look for plot and you won’t miss anything. Don’t look at all, and you’ll have increased your productive life by about 86 minutes.The “Virgin” said it best. “What a dump.”