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…
It can't rain all the time...
The Crow is one of those movies that you see as a teenager and think is really mature and adult, then again as an adult and realize how silly and immature it is, much like yourself as a teenager. Seriously, watch the scene were Brandon Lee, in clown make-up, sits on his roof playing electric guitar mournfully, and try not to laugh. This movie is an emo/goth kid's ultimate JO fantasy. All that being said, it does hold your attention, and the set design and cinematography are pretty impressive. It seems like Proyas took what he excelled at applied it to a better story when he made Dark City, and while that is the film to revisit, The Crow at least provides a unique glimpse into what was considered edgy and cool in the early 90s.
This is a very bizarre film that employs many of the same elements used by crappy, cheap action flicks. But for some reason this one works. In fact it doesn’t just work but it’s actually a great film. It uses great visuals, which set the mood perfectly, and the character design of the crow himself is perfect. All in all a very fun revenge film.
Used to love this film when I was a kid. Yes, I watched this film as a kid. Probably haven't seen it for ten years. Totally doesn't need a reboot. It's fine as it is.
A visual stunning movie backed with a star making performance by Brandon Lee (R.I.P.) it's great that The Crow was able to be completed and become the cult classic that it is.
Brandon Lee’s final film has the weight and depth you’d expect, with an extraordinary performance and visceral action. Some of the film feels unusually dated but it’s often forgivable.
This movie is close to me it mean something to me, the story was great the action in this film is amazing, but also saddened me cause of brandon lee died during the film ....brandon you are truly missed
I really want to be Eric Draven for Halloween but it's SO far away ugh
There's something very weird in the atmosphere of the film. It might be because of Brandon Lee's death or just the fact that the atmosphere is amazingly created through visuals and soundtrack. Basically there's nothing special in the story but the atmosphere truly gives the film so much. I can't quite put it into words but it's the kind of film which one could watch so that it starts while it's still dark but ends when the sun is rising. Lately I have had problems to write anything at all about any movie but this took the last words away. It feels like it's at the same time very controlled and uncontrolled. Even though the film uses gore, it doesn't feast with it. The Crow is heart startlingly unforgettable experience.
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