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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.
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.
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.
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…
A recent LB review gave The Crow half a star and equated it to raver pants, oh the indignity! I was rightly outranged by the suggestion that this movie wasn't the timeless classic I remembered from my teens.
I will now locate this review and eat my metaphorical hat by reluctantly awarding a retrospective 'like'.
While not nearly as bad as that chap made out, the nineties nostalgia hit isn't enough to hide the fact that, in 2015, The Crow is simply not particularly entertaining. Its many problems; pompous dialogue, grimy colour scheme, endless strobe lighting and lack of decent action is offset by the excellent band of supporting character actors and cool grungy tunes. Brandon is a good choice…
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…
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wtf was i thinking when i gave it only 3 stars the first time??
2.1 not 2.5
A revenge cult classic with Proyas hitting all the right technical notes and the late Brandon Lee owning the iconic vigilante role. Action packed driven by adequate pathos,
well paced with enough grit and grime to see The Crow triumph.
This movie was really cool and inventive. I had no idea this was as much of an action movie, and also no idea it was this good.
R rated comic book fil.s aren't a new invention. This is still a pretty good flick. Very 90s.
Great soundtrack, looks amazing, thoroughly enjoyable. The "tender" moments, though, get pretty corny pretty fast.
Relatively creative, soundtrack is very fitting
It's pretty good, but not anywhere near Dark City. Brandon Lee makes it worth it, and the visuals are impressive, but it doesn't cover any new territory.
Also, how odd is it that Lee looks just like Ledger as the Joker (well, vice versa, I suppose)? They should probably stop using that makeup mould; it seems to be bad luck.
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