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…
Alex Proyas's second feature & was followed up by the fabulous 'Dark City' (1998).
Such a cool vengeance movie about a man (Brandon Lee) who is brutally murdered & comes back to life as an undead avenger of his and his fiancée's murder.
One of the defining films of the 90's. Love the cyber,punk,grunge asthetic that this film has. The constant rain, the darkness, the set design,matte work and the great soundtrack all add to the vibe and really root this film in a true comic book style reality. Considering the budget and on set tragedy Alex Proyas cooked up some great visuals here for a first time director. It's a shame what happened to Brandon Lee as he would've went on to be a huge star.
One of my fave movies growing up up and still is. It was so tragic of what happen on the set on the film that took his life. I listened to it with the commentary and they said two other names that were in talks to play Eric Draven were Christian Slater and get this. Johnny Depp.
I'd like to see a female crow movie. I know there was a comic series bases on one.
My review -- this film is now on DVD and it would not surprise you, if I told you this film has legendary status in the horror film community. The atmosphere of this film is gripping and is a style which isn't used very often anymore which is feel, you can feel the intensity and the dark, dreary damp and you can get a shiver down the back of the spine every time you watch this film. The script and dialogue is impressive especially the dialogue of Brandon Lee as [Eric Draven,] his deliverance of his dialogue has absolutely spot on tempo control, he is a perfect example of what I mean tempo control, so if you get confused whenever…
it's your Straight up revenge movie, with ( for a lack of better terms) a man Brought back by a magic Bird (Which would make him a Zombie). While I like to think it was Brandon Lee's portrayal as the Tortured rock star, We all know it was the fact he died due to a prop mishap. that's right kids when Taking Shortcuts with Dummy rounds people die. The Movie is Great though
Wonderful adaptation of J O' Barr's graphic novel of the same name
Deliciously dark and very sad,especially as Brandon Lee lost his life during filming :(
imho, the movie is aesthetically perfect for what it tries to do, a really good adaptation of a modern gothic love story.
- 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…