Not another list of the last five Marvel movies, but an attempt at creating The Superhero List To End All…
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.
By the late 1990s, I hated The Crow, but not so much because of the movie itself, but because a few of the guys in my inner circle of high school friends worshipped Eric Draven. If they weren't listening to the soundtrack, they were dying their longer than usual hair - black, dressing like Eric, moping around cemeteries like they were reanimated vengeful fiances, and much to my embarrassment, at times, while we were in public...they were fully made up in Eric Draven facepaint. By this point I wanted nothing to do with The Crow and I haven't watched this movie since 1999 (at the latest).
Trying to forget all of that was pretty difficult as I found myself laughing…
Comic book action movie about revenge. Brandon Lee steals the show as Eric Draven, a man killed as his girlfriend is raped and beaten to death. One year later he comes back from the grave as a supernatural being. Blood thirsty and hungry for revenge, he hunts down those responsible as the mysterious crow guides him.
It's very Gothic and deliciously dark. Artistically done and beautifully morbid, dank and decrepit with a kick-ass underground rock soundtrack. A very nice movie with some heart to it and a humane theme of pain, over-coming trauma and the loss of loved ones. A very rare theme to a comic book hero but this is what makes it a cult classic. Great characters and…
Alex Proyas' lurid cult fantasy, a madly poetic imagining of the ability of sheer love to overpower life's oppressive darkness, is grim, delirious and alluringly atmospheric, a striking, otherwordly vision of Poe and Hawthorne interpreted for the MTV generation of nihilistic futurism, postmodern neo-noir and glam metal, all taking place in a brutally disintegrating, vice-plagued dystopian nightmare.
The film that spawned an entire race of nineties, long haired, make up wearing, angsty teenagers. A great film but would it have been what Brandon Lee would have wanted to be known for as from what I have read it was not a pleasant experience to film, coke fuelled camera men, Negligence on set leading to a number of accidents and of course the untimely death of Brandon Lee himself.
In an age when comic book movies never end with any kind of satisfying resolution, it is so refreshing to go back and watch a movie like The Crow.
Brandon Lee gives an incredible performance as Eric Draven, a man who is brought back to life after being brutally murdered alongside his girlfriend.
The revenge-centered story is incredibly well executed, though the action sequences do become a bit confusing from time to time.
The film has a great theme and the ending is easily one of the most satisfying I have ever seen in a comic book movie.
I re-watched The Crow on a whim, having little recollection of the film from my only previous viewing, which must have been when I was about 15 years old. On the whole I liked it, although it has significant problems. While Alex Proyas’ direction is frequently visually striking, the way the action is presented too often lets the film down. The best confrontation between Draven and one of the film’s villains is the first one, when he confronts a knife-thrower in an alley and uses his own knives against him, but thereafter the action set-pieces are hampered by clumsy staging and editing, with a car chase being particularly messy in its construction. The decision to cut around acts of violence…
To begin with, I was sure that I'd seen this before. I've certainly read a lot about the unfortunate death of Brandon Lee during production of the movie.
However, as I settled in to watching this, it occurred to me that perhaps I haven't seen it before.
Not that it matters. It's a great movie. Some of it plays a little like a music video, but we can blame the mid nineties for that. Otherwise it's we'll worth a visit. Brandon Lee delivers a performance that isn't just pure action. The boy could act! It makes you wonder what he might have done next. He's well supported by movie nutjobs Michael Wincott and David Patrick Kelly and unfortunately, Bai Ling.
Nice to see Ernie Hudson too.
I wanted for a long time to see this movie and now I sure its a great movie.
The crow as a comic book character has a ver endearing origin story and that's something the movie nailed.All this flashbacks about his life brought the character closer to us and made us sympathise him.
The action scenes could be made a little better but that doesn't take much out of the overall quality of the film.Brandon Lee's acting was just on spot and it's a real shame that we didnt't get to know him better as an actor.
- Pulp Fiction
- Fight Club
- Blade Runner
- The Big Lebowski
- The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of…
- Three Giant Men
- The incredible Paris Incident
- All Superheroes Must Die
- Alter Egos
- Angel Wars: Guardian Force - Episode 1: About…
- Superman II
- Swamp Thing
- Superman III
Leave me suggestions in the comments. Note: comic characters are not ALWAYS superheroes. Note #2: pre-existing characters only. No Unbreakable…