I put the question out there on twitter and got a great response. If someone had never seen a movie…
Real love is forever.
Exactly one year after young rock guitarist Eric Draven and his fiancée are brutally killed by a ruthless gang of criminals, Draven -- watched over by a hypnotic crow -- returns from the grave to exact revenge.
Romantic tragedy turned gothic vengeance flick! The Crow delivers visually stunning cinematography! Dark atmosphere dripping with an otherworldly stench of death!
They're all dead. They just don't know it yet.
The Crow is not an easy film to love and defend as great. Not because there's anything wrong with it, but because of the douchebags that praise the film for all the wrong reasons. They are the type of people that cause others to hate this film. They're also the type of people that make others think twice about praising the film in public for fear of being grouped in with them.
I'm talking about those Emo bastards that "love" the film because the character of Eric Draven is SO relatable to them. He witnesses his fiancée being gang raped, beaten to death and then he himself gets shot…
A very good atmospheric dark comic book film. It's got a horror aspect blended with thrills and action to make a solid revenge film that's different from the rest.
The Crow is a dark/gothic take on the hero who is of supernatural origin. While some of the production values were cheap it’s still a memorable film. A film has to be more than special effects. This film has a brutal beginning with an overall theme of revenge. Brandon Lee’s final role was bittersweet since audiences were exposed to his phenomenal acting abilities. I still remember some of the lines from the movie even though it’s so old. “Mother is the name for God on the lips of all children.”
I’m not one of those people who wears black and dreams of razorblades. I enjoy a film for its emotional impact and that’s the center of the story. Our protagonist…
According to my parents, they ended up seeing this film on their Honeymoon. I don't know why, but it's kinda cool knowing I may have been "made" (gross) during a showing of one of the most badass films ever made.
A powerful dark stylish visual feast, stunning, yet haunting gothic comic book adaptation, and one of the best ever made(comic book adaptations). A story about love and revenge. Brandon Lee son of Bruce Lee, got accidentally shot dead in filming this. the soundtrack, the visuals are awesome, atmosphere of the city is fantastic, great directing. Love the cheesy lines and the entertaining bad guys. one of my favorite Action films of all time. Join the Cult.
Visually this film is great.
Musically this film is great.
In terms of acting from the three leads, this film is great.
In terms of the narrative, the answer is more complicated.
There are great ideas and nuggets of story on display but it is clear they have all been rushed through in favour of cramming as many action scenes sweeping shots of a dark, violent city as possible.
If the narrative had more room to breathe, grow, and fill the impressive visuals, this film would be close to perfect.
É inegável que 'O Corvo' ganhou muito de sua fama devido a trágica morte de Brandon Lee. Mas também é inegável as qualidades que o filme possui.
Seu protagonista, muito interessante e bem aproveitado, esbanja carisma em sua jornada de vingança. Brandon Lee está muito confortável como o personagem.
A direção é do egípcio Alex Proyas, diretor do excelente e subestimado 'Cidade das Sombras'. Ambos os filmes remetem muito aos filmes expressionistas das décadas de 20 e 30. 'O Corvo' possui clara inspiração quando analisamos seus cenários disformes, pontiagudos; sua iluminação; seu jogo de luz e sombra...
O filme possui algumas tosquices, como o encontro anual dos vilões, os capangas malucos, certa apelação e sentimentalismo...
Além disso, as cenas de…
It seems like Alex Proyas saw BATMAN RETURNS and said "I wanna do something like this but WAY darker" a decade before Christopher Nolan said the same thing.
Always loved this movie. Truly badass, gritty, and deranged.
I'm not sure I can completely divorce it from how much I liked it back when, and how groundbreaking it was in its imported version of stylized violence, but I'm pretty sure that even with that positive baggage removed, I'd still give it five stars.
It's easy to remember that Brandon Lee was great in this, but his physicality was really something to behold, and how it has comic elements reminiscent of Jackie Chan within his lanky frame. Plus, there is real emotion there. It's not just a product of his dying young: this is just a step up in acting from Showdown in Little Tokyo that is nearly unprecedented in an action star.
The movie isn't without it's problems.…
A murdered rock musician (Brandon Lee) is brought back from the dead to avenge both his death and the brutal murder of his fiancée.
Yawn. Even thinking about this bores me, it's probably just not my sort of film!
Netflix. Revisiting an important film from my teenage years. One of those movies that defines the 90's for me. A mix of goth and grunge- the film is over twenty years old now.
Inspired by "Blade Runner" and Burton's "Batman"- it definitely takes things to the next level, especially with the violence and gun play.
Of course Brandon Lee's death casts a shadow over the whole film which gives it an added depth.
There's also a solid supporting cast with Ernie Hudson and Tony Todd. The main heel "Top Dollar" played by Michael Wincott is very menacing. And Sofia Shinas as Shelly is gorgeous.
Visually it's stunning and the soundtrack really adds to it- every time I think about this…
i dont know if it is the nostalgia of it being my first ever rated R film, but this is, and always will be, my favorite movie. i have seen it so many times i can quote it in my sleep.
Jesus Christ walks into an inn.....
Look what you have done to my sheets...
You can't be you, we threw you out the window,
Fuck i love this movie
This was the first time I’d seen The Crow in well over a decade and it was so much better than I remembered. I didn’t care about the cheesy electric guitar this time, I didn’t mind the crying goth anti-hero, or the crying long-haired flannel-shirted bad guy, or any of that! Hand on heart, it was way better than I had expected it to be.
Not only did the film's overall quality take me by surprise, but Brandon Lee was also surprisingly excellent too. Not just in the way that the context around the film makes him seem posthumously, knowing how unfortunate he was to die on set with just 8 days before production wrapped on what would become by…
Not another list of the last five Marvel movies, but an attempt at creating The Superhero List To End All…