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…
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.
The end credits read, "No animals were harmed during the making of this film".
Yeah...no animals, just our lead actor. Oops.
Brandon Lee could have been great. He had charisma, acting talent and the physical attributes to have been an action star that would have cemented the legacy started by his father. His untimely death during filming cast a shadow over a film that should have led to brighter and bigger things.
Gothic horror, supernatural revenge flick or B-movie classic? Probably all of them. A film that tells the story of a murdered rock musician and his fiance that returns from the dead to avenge their deaths, this doffs it's hat to both Tim Burton and Ridley Scott. Stylized violence galore and with a penchant for exotic death scenes this was a movie with a dark edge and stunning visuals. Action…
It is perhaps through the blue tinted round sunglasses of my mid ninties youth that I review this film and I shall try to keep gushing praise to minimum.
I adore this film, it has and continues to have a major effect on my movie life and during my formative college years a major effect on my music and clothing tastes. I never looked like Brandon Lee but that never stopped me from trying. Ahh the folly's of youth.
The Crow is(for those few that don't know) a gothic fairy tale western of love, death and revenge set against the backdrop of inner city deppression and organized crime.
Eric Draven brought back from the dead by a crow, sets about…
"They're all dead. They just don't know it yet."
Just your average story about a man and his bird on the hunt for revenge from those that took from him the things he loved most. I'm not exactly sure what it is about the Crow that keeps me coming back, almost twenty years now since it's release. It's cheesy, it's obnoxious, and it oozes the 90s from every single pore. Nevermind, that's exactly what I love about it.
I've given 'The Crow' an extra half a star for the warm nostalgic glow it gives me.
This film tells a very basic story- a man and a woman are murdered by a gang of lowlifes. The man returns from the grave a year later to seek revenge. He starts at the bottom of the ladder, killing the small fry until he gets to the big fish, named Top Dollar. He's helped along the way by a crow, a young friend and a policeman who became personally involved in the double homicide case.
When I was a teenager I would've given this top marks. Now, the implausibilities annoy me. The fact that a man returns from the dead isn't the most implausible part. It's that the guy's been dead for a year, yet nobody complains about the smell.
Mīlu šo filmu.
Neizskaidrojama, bezierunu mīlestība pret pilsētu, kurā vienmēr valda nakts un pret melniem putniem, kuri spēj augšupcelt cilvēku dvēseles, lai pierādītu, ka īsta mīlestība nemirst.
Gotiskā kino klasika.
Obligātā skatāmviela visiem melnu ādas drēbju cienītājiem. :)
Yes, it has an obvious poignancy, but that aside it's well crafted, perfectly pitched, & smart.
Legendary because of Brandon Lee's death, but honestly it didn't need that to be worth watching. Despite a terrible catchphrase involving a common weather condition and the quite large number of cliches (deranged evil gang members, a noble and loyal cop, vengeful warriors, ...) the dystopian setting is among the most beautiful and compelling I have seen so far. I'd love to live in that city.
So, dann hab ich The Crow auch mal bewusst gesehen. Habe ihn bestimmt vor Jahren mal im Halbschlaf im TV gesehen, aber eben nur Bruchstückweise und nie wirklich bewusst.
The Crow ist eine Mischung aus kitschiger Lovestory (deren Zenith durch die Off Stimme des kleinen Mädchens am Anfang und Ende des Films ist) und Rachemovie. Die Aktion ist gut verteilt und der große Endkampf (für die Zeit aus der der Film stammt) sehenswert.
Die Bad Guys waren für mich fast unerträglich dumm. Da ist eine Menge für die Zeit typisches Overacting drin und in Kombination mit der deutschen Synchro einfach ein Kopfschmerz Cocktail.
Während der Auftritte von Brandon Lee als Crow habe ich mich unentwegt an den Joker aus Dark Knight erinnert gefühlt. Ob sich Ledger hiervon inspirieren hat lassen?
Alles in allem solider Film und KÖNNTE mit der richtigen Besetzung ein Remake vertragen (auch wenn es schwer ist an das Charisma von Brandon Lee heran zu kommen)
That little girls voice just gave me the shivers back in time. Absolute perfect fitting soundtrack and a goth - atmosphere which I always missed in Batman movies.
So bad it's really quite good.
its somewhat musical and in a Gothic environment not very strong its a shame!!!!!
I remember digging this movie, but I think it probably hasn't aged well, though the soundtrack is still amazing.