Combined the average ratings (Critic's & Users) from IMDb, Rotten Tomatoes, Metacritic and Letterboxd, and then weighted and tweaked the results…
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…
Part action film, part horror film, Alex Proyas' "The Crow" is an engrossing genre mash-up that plays its gothic sensibilities to fully entertaining effect. A revenge story where the individual seeking vengeance has risen from the dead, the film is a dark fantasy that oozes cool and gritty style.
The plot, here, revolves around Brandon Lee's Eric Draven, a young man killed while defending his love from a gang of thugs. A year after his death, Draven awakens from the grave to hunt down those responsible for taking his life and that of his fiancee. Partnering with a local cop, Draven becomes a mysterious vigilante and a force for good.
The story provides a sturdy foundation for Proyas' film, but…
despite the aesthetic being 10/10 and the soundtrack having amazing bands I CANT BRING MYSELF TO LOVE THIS MOVIE AAAAH. I have tons of fun watching it tho.
Alex Proyas is a really interesting director. He's only made about five films, and yet they all carry a certain visual distinction that separates him from other directors. It's also interesting how different The Crow and Dark City are from his bigger budget efforts (and how similar, visually at the very least, the former two are).
I don't think this is anything other than an artist spreading their wings - if you'll excuse the pun - but the reason I bring up visuals is because of the incredible imagery in this film. Sometimes it can be a bit repetitive (there are only so many ways you can show Brandon Lee walking in the rain) but they are all beautifully composed…
To say this is a horror movie is lie, even though through the years its has been categorized so. This film is like a darker take on a classic Tarantino-esque revenge film.
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Ich habe keine Ahnung, ob „The Crow“ eher Emo, Gothic oder Neo Noir ist, aber ich weiß, dass ich die düstere Ästhehtik dieses Films schon immer mochte. Als ich ihn das erste Mal sah, wurde er direkt auf Videokassette aufgenommen und immer wieder eingelegt. Damals wirkte er auf mich ziemlich revolutionär, denn ich kannte von Tim Burtons Batman abgesehen nur quietschbunte Comicverfilmungen. Bei „The Crow“ gibt es zwar auf Seiten der Bösen auch schräge Vögel, aber insgesamt wirkt der Film eher ernst und melancholisch.
Dann ist da noch dieser coole „Held“. Man muss zwangläufig an Heath Ledgers Joker denken, weil beide Darsteller tragischerweise vor Fertigstellung ihres…
When the late Brandon Lee puts on the white makeup he scarily resembles Heath Ledger from the Dark Knight..This is a moody visual treat with over the top violence and just plain fun!
The most popular film of 1994 that I had not seen
Pretty decent horror / revenge film - made a bit more intense knowing the story of Lee dying during its filming.
Gute Geschichte, gut umgesetzt, empfehlenswert.
(Auch wenn er ab der Hälfte sehr schnell zum ende [Finale] kommt)
Alex Proyas's pulp revenge fantasy, based on a comic-book saga by James O'Barr, is dark, moody, and seductively overwrought; it's an amazingly pure expression of morbid adolescent romanticism.
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