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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.
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.
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…
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.
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…
All elements of this film are seductive as hell, from Brandon Lee's pure charisma to heavy Goth visual to fluid camerawork to effective score. But it almost loses me completely in stretches where it attempts any long action scene, being repetitive and tedious, especially the big shootout near the end. That seems endless and is hard to make anything out. Alex Proyas would bring his great visual flair to a more worthy story in Dark City. Still, The Crow has its own kind of charm, whether in campy or horror mode, and glimpses of the love story coupled with Lee's performance gives the film's ending some real emotional weight.
Buena, óscura y morbosa.
I cannot understate how much I love this movie. Have no illusions - it's a love story. Great soundtrack, too. It's also the film that landed me my gig with DVD Verdict.
I think the events behind the scenes of The Crow have overshadowed just how unique and overall well done the film is.
The Crow is a vigilante film about a restless soul out for revenge. Brandon Lee (Laser Mission) plays the role of the eerie yet sympathetic Eric Draven well. Eric Draven himself is an interesting character, laughing death in the face and yet also having to grieve over the events of that fateful night on Devil's Night.
Ernie Hudson (Ghostbusters) plays the smart mouth lovable police officer aiding Draven in his journey. Hudson's life has hit hard times since the case, and yet he still comes off as a joker and a likable character throughout.
You can very much…
This is so 90's I question if the whole thing wasn't produced secretly by MTV...
This movie makes me sad every time I watch it. It shows so much promise for Brandon Lee.
At least Brandon Lee's last film was a really good one. If you never seen this movie don't expect beautiful looking martial arts fight scenes, this fights are dirty, gritty and mean.
The movie captures the mood and sadness of the comic book.
I've seen The Crow: Salvation, so I decided to watch the original.
It was nice to get the backstory fully on the original character. I thought some of the fight scenes were a little cheesy with unnecessary kicking and the flashbacks were a little overdone. But, overall it was pretty good. I liked the costume design and the plot of the movie.
This film is good, but it could've been better. Evidence of this can be found in the deleted scenes, and searching online for an unofficial director's cut of the film. First off, the film shouldn't have pulled its punches on the violence, it feels choppy because of that. Second, I wish they kept some of the stuff in that implies why he is here, and faltering from that purpose causes him to lose his powers (he's here for vengeance, nothing more; helping others falters from this). It's worth tracking the unofficial cut down just to see the film's almost lost potential. Almost like tracking down the director's version of The Thief and the Cobbler.
As the film stands, it's a good entertaining gothic story with Brandon Lee at his best, at an acting level no one thought he could do up to that point. I learned to appreciate this movie more and more as time goes on.
- Pulp Fiction
- Fight Club
- Blade Runner
- The Big Lebowski
- The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of…
- Le Samouraï
- Come and See
- The Third Man
- American Graffiti
- House of 1000 Corpses
- 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…