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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…
THIS FILM SAYS "IT CANT RAIN ALL THE TIME" EVEN THOUGH IT ACTUALLY RAINS ALL THE TIME IN IT.
WHAT THE FUCK
The crow is a super-charged, adrenaline-to-the-gut piece of action-revenge thriller mixed with rock and roll! This movie is awesome and Brandon Lee is incredible and completely creepy.
Unfortunately, the final third doesn't defy conventions as much as the first two but that doesn't take away from its big success as an insane trip into hell.
I loved it; can't wait to see Dark City.
i had seen this movie under the "cult classic" category on netflix for awhile, but it looked a little too gritty and dark for me (which is saying something, considering that all my favorite films are gritty and dark). after my mom convinced me to give it a try i finally watched it. i was captivated by brandon lee's performance, and heartbroken when i found out about his untimely, shocking death during the filming. it really affected the way i watched the film and transformed it into a memoriam of sorts that will stay with me for a long time. the film itself is, like i mentioned, gritty and dark, addressing topics like rape and heroin use, while keeping the…
Saran passati quasi 20 anni dalla mia ultima visione. Ero un bambino e Il Corvo me lo son sicuramente guardato un paio di volte. Il film è invecchiato, ma fa ancora la sua porca figura con questa atmosfera sporca e Dark che regna per tutta la sua durata. Il tutto contornato da buone inquadrature e personaggi. Probabilmente non si può pretendere di più da un film di questo genere.
This was far too grimy for my taste, and the acting seems lacking at times. However, its an interesting take on a revenge story, and there are some hauntingly beautiful shots and music.
ONE OF MY FAVORITE MOVIES! Shit viewing experience though... Jesus... So I got the UK blu ray, and sat down to watch it. It has been several years since I last saw this film which I adore so fucking much. Anyway... I begin noticing shit being edited horribly. Scenes which were far more violent, now seeming far less violent. Everything just started to look lazy... After the film, despite still loving the film, I just had to look in to it. It's only been edited to fuck for the UK release. As I write this, I am also purchasing the US release of The Crow, because i'll be damned if I'm keeping this pile of wank in my collection for…
If I'd seen this when I was 17 I would have been so obsessed.
It's beautifully shot, the athmosphere is dark as expected and wanted, and the story is classic (and good) gothic romantic revenge story. It looks a bit of a music video.
There is one weak thing in this, though. I think the lines are too shallow. I don't know if there is something wrong with actually in those lines or is it actors fault but it really sounds horrible. It makes this movie a bit superficial. With better lines I think this would be on my collection. But otherwise this is a great gothic movie. If I would be a goth dyed-in-the-wool this would be a must-have. Now it's just another movie, although a good one.
I recommend to watch this at autumn nights, preferably when raining, then you can get the best of this.
1. Come back from the dead
2. Apply face paint
If only the comic book this was based on had less shooting in it. Maybe Brandon Lee would be still alive. Great movie though. It is grimdark done right and basically what i wanted the spawn movie to be. The only thing it lacks is a more iconic character. I mean the crow is alright for a character and Brandon Lee is certainly doing a great job in that role, but he is no Batman.
I try to be reasonable here with my rating but the fact is i really liked this and it has a lot of things i dont see in movies nowadays. Like…
There are two things I like the most in this life:
Horror Movies and Comic Books, in that order.