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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.
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.
The end credits read, "No animals were harmed during the making of this film".
Yeah...no animals, just our lead actor. Oops.
Gothy, grungy 90s goodness which is not-so-secretly all I want in a movie. Solid action, slightly cheesy script, good cast, great dark visuals, and a lot of flowing hair styles and black leather. I loved it.
Super depressed about Brandon Lee, 20 years after the fact.
Still very affecting as a superhero horror story. Brandon Lee'd final performance is touching and even charming in places. The villains, led by the effortlessly charismatic Michael Wincott, are still some of the nastiest bad guys depicted onscreen, and you can't wait for them to meet horrible ends at the hands of our wronged protagonist. The film still oozes style after all this time and the soundtrack is utterly absorbing.
"Disorder, chaos, anarchy? Now that's fun".
The Crow is the perfect movie for tonight, as tonight is Devil's Night. The night that sees Eric Draven sent to his death and one year later coming back for revenge. It's Batman levels of vengeance, without the moral code. Hell, Draven even uses gasoline to burn his symbol into the conscience of his enemies. Something Batman would steal from him. Alex Proyas channels so much of Gotham into The Crow's design you could mistake it for taking place in the Narrows. Brandon Lee is fucking amazing as Draven too. A complete transformation and a career defining performance. Not unlike another actor who dubbed facepaint to play a role; Heath Ledger. And the circle is complete.
"And I say I'm dead, so I move".
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…
I had no idea when I watched this that Brandon Lee was killed during the filming of this. Not that that really changes what The Crow is... but it certainly lends a somber edge to my recollection of it.
Had I seen this in 1994 I probably would have been all about it's edgy, grim tone. It has since been topped at its own game and no longer feels as relevant as it probably did upon release. I'm guessing The Matrix got a lot of inspiration from the running-on-roof scenes, and Sin City definitely upped the game in terms of dark "comic book" adaptations.
"Dad gave me this. Fifth birthday. He said, 'Childhood's over the moment you know you're gonna die.'"
Comfort movie number two of last night, or rather early this morning, turned on after I awoke and realized that I still was anxious. The Crow is another one of those films that I've seen dozens of times and (for the most part) sets me at ease.
I was a fan of the comic before the movie was ever announced. There are pictures of me dressed as the character for a Halloween party in 1993, with the brown trench coat and the scar from eye to nose, the hair long, but spiky. Yeah, it happened. But why am I admitting to this?
I love a film that takes you on a ride to another place. This movie is a fun little revenge film with Rock and Roll overtones. In Some gothic Detroit that the street vermin have taken over. It was sad to loosBrandon lee to a sad accident during filming.Great evil brother and sister villian teem she could lay around on my table anytime;)
The Crow has the misfortune of carrying some baggage with it. For one thing, the pale-faced goth movement it helped revitalize may seem cliche now. And of course it's nearly impossible to talk about the film without bringing up lead actor Brandon Lee's tragic death during production.
But judging the film on these morbid curiosities does a disservice to the film-making itself. If you've never seen The Crow and have been hesitant because of some preconceived notions, I suggest you give it a chance. Especially now, during its 20th anniversary year. It's been a while since I've seen it, and during a recent rewatch I made every effort to view the movie with a clear and objective mind.
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Ich mochte den schon immer. Coole Stimmung, interessante Story und Charaktere. Dazu noch die Mystik um Brandon Lees Unfall. Hab den mal als Jugendlicher gesehen und der Film ging mir nicht mehr aus dem Kopf. Und dieses Gefühl hatte ich gestern Nacht wieder. Irgendwas löst der Film in mir aus.
- Pulp Fiction
- Fight Club
- Blade Runner
- The Big Lebowski
- The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of…
- The Samurai
- 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…