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.
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.
A movie of amazing visual style & intense action.
I saw this with my mom in 1994.
This is one of the best comic book adaptations I have seen. The Detroit City, the rock music, dark alleys and the larger than life and exaggerated comic book style acting by everyone in the cast.
"The crow" is low on substance and high on style, but what's reassuring is that the style is totally worth watching and this works in favour of the film, it is downright entertaining that you don't want to let go the film's terrifying action and pace for a little bit of drama and character development. You want it raw, uncooked and you don't mind for anything else but the style.
Also Brandon Lee reminded me of Heath Ledger's Joker for more than one occasion and that was a cherry on the cake.
Somehow this film has passed me by in my youth and I've only watched it for the first time the other day. Really disappointing. I was expecting some great action and martial art sequence and instead I got too much brooding and not enough violent. It is a real shame that this is Brandon Lee's last film, it should have been better. As far as revenge films go this is a really disappointing one.
On the plus side, some nice one liners and some good visuals. Also I quite like Lee's look in this, despite looking a bit like Tommy Wisau and the Joker.
I watched this movie for the first time two years ago and I didn't really enjoy it. Then last summer I decided to pick up the graphic novel it was based on and I loved it. Tonight I watched The Crow again for the second time and absolutely loved it. I love The Crow's story -- it's truly heartbreaking in a very untraditional way. It may not be the best movie, but it's very well done and I love the practical effects. Similar to Ledger in The Dark Knigt, Brandon Lee has something about him that when he's on screen, you can't take your eyes off of him. Excellent film -- I understand why it's a cult classic.
Such a unique and visually stunning movie with a perfect central performance from Brandon Lee, who I'm certain would've had a long and illustrious career were it not for his untimely death. Lee, O'Barr & Proyas created such an iconic character with The Crow that he has lived on throughout sequels, comics, books, a forthcoming reboot and even in the gimmick of legendary WWE/WCW wrestler Sting, but no one will ever be able to truly embody the character like Lee did.
Relax don't do it, pick a crow and chew it!
It comes to something when my oak aged cantankerousness means I have to go back to '94 on the TV's arse to find something I can sit through and enjoy between piss bag emptyings.
Cheesier than a 1994 Quentin's Super Six multipack of crisps. And tasty too! Particularly for rockers like Wesley Willis!
High Plains Drifter for goths.
Leave me suggestions in the comments. Note: comic characters are not ALWAYS superheroes. Note #2: pre-existing characters only. No Unbreakable…