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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.
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…
The Crow is an average revenge story told in stylish fashion. I enjoyed the film a fair bit, but it is another good example of something I might have liked a lot better if I'd only seen it at a younger age. Not really a jackpot for me, but I can definitely see the appeal this film has. Also, it's a real shame what happened to Brandon Lee.
“What are you, the night watcher?”
Some movies tend to get overshadowed by their reputation for some reason and I feel that The Crow is somewhere there, albeit for a pretty obvious reason. The tragic and unbelievably unlucky death of Brandon Lee due to a real bullet being in one of the guns have gotten this movie a haunting reputation, but at the same time, it’s very worth remembering for other reasons too. While it’s not a masterpiece in many ways and packed with a couple of flaws, Brandon Lee’s swansong is a portrait for the history books.
I really don’t think this movie would have been the same without Lee’s performance as The Crow/Eric Draven, everything - from the…
i wanted to rewatch this movie because as a child i had been obsessed with it. it was one of those movies that my siblings, both much older than me, would be amazed by. my brother had a deep connection with the lead character and i can even remember thinking as a thirteen year old that he had seen the movie one too many times.
twenty two years later (or something) i rewatched and realized what a pile of garbage this movie really was. i appreciate the moody, gothic, visual style of the movie, but the over the top acting and the lack of direction the movie took left me longing for it to be finally finished.
someone please remake this film, so that men of my brothers generation can have this movie ruined for them.
p.s. awesome soundtrack.
Still a fantastically stylish film from Alex Proyas that, for me, certainly holds up even today.
Watching it again for the first time in many years, it's still tremendously sad to see Brandon Lee in what would have been a breakout role.
Certainly one of my all time top ten films.
This was Daredevil bad.
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.
Haunting, jarring, dreamlike, stunning. Though often imitated, and loosely compared to the original Batman, there is really no other movie quite like the original Crow.
A few things of note here:
First, Brandon Lee's performance. Mesmerizing, moving, and when realized in context, heartbreaking.
Second, Alex Proyas's direction + Dariusz Wolski's cinematography. Holy shit. Ho-lee-shit. Over the years you remember the washed-out, nearly black & white aethetic of the movie. You may NOT remember that every frame of film is like a beautiful, textured piece of gothic art. What he does with shadow and light in this movie... can not be replicated. COULD not be replicated. (though, the Babadook came the closest)
Third, the music. Both the compilation overseen by the movie's…
Like any nostalgic movie trip, seeing a film first at an impressional age is likely to influence your views on it later in life. Especially when you have fond, fond memories of it. The Crow is one such example.
I first saw the film in theatres back in 1994 and I vividly remember the experience — it was phenomenal! The set design, Brandon Lee as Eric Draven, the 90's soundtrack and score, the antagonists, the gothic nature of it and the blood-soaked revenge. It all blended together perfectly as the ultimate violent anti-superhero fare. James O'Barrs comic book series finally came together on screen.
Watching it again in 2015 one thing became more apparent than it did back in 94…
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