A wonderfully dark and mature comic book adaptation
Yes, Brandon Lee died during filming, and it was indeed tragic. And now
I've got that out of the way, I can go onto say just how brilliant this
film is. I've always admired Proyas' visuals and this along with 'Dark
City' is probably the best hes done in that aspect. Based on the James
O'Barr comic strip, the film is about a murdered musician who comes
back to life to kill those who brutally raped and murdered his fiancée.
As said above, the visuals here are superb. Proyas creates an extremely
Gothic vision of New York, a Gothic vision which would even do Tim
Burton proud. It's beautiful, with each rain covered scene better than
Brandon Lee is excellent as the undead avenger, emotionally devastated
and a kick ass action hero too. He really does put his all into the
film. Ernie Hudson is great as the cop who is constantly being harassed
by his superiors and gives the film some much needed comic relief.
Michael Wincott as the main villain is fantastic. Creepy, energetic and
undeniably evil. Rochelle Davis is the only cast member who isn't
particularly any good, coming off as being just plain annoying.
Though the film has cheesy moments which don't really fit, it's still a
wonderfully dark and mature comic book adaptation, which ranks very
high amongst the very best of the genre..
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THE CROW IS A GOOD MOVIE YOU WILL LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!.
fav movie of my dads!!.
The best Brandon Lee movie ever. The best among the trilogy..
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The Crow. An example of the a comic book which has been made into Art.
Conversely, Peter Jackson's Lord of the Rings is an example of Art
being made into a comic book.
I haven't watched this one for well over 10 years. I was first struck
by the resemblance to Blade Runner in the opening scene - sweeping over
a dark, dismal cityscape with flames billowing from buildings. The
constant rain, the trash bestrewn streets and gutters, the decaying
buildings, the denizens....you can see the influence of Ridley Scott's
early masterpiece here. But The Crow is no mere imitation of a work
that is itself unique and insurpassable. The Crow seems more to me like
a sister film, a film with similarities of visual style to Blade
Runner, but a film with a spirit of its own.
Brandon Lee somehow imparts an energy and a passion and a belief to the
role of Eric Draven that comes across as true. On this basis it is easy
to enter this world, it is easy enough to believe that this man has
indeed come back from death, not as a ghost, but as flesh and blood, to
exact bloody retribution on those who cruelly cut short the life of the
woman he loved. For it is not so much his own death that consumes him.
It is clear enough that the rage which drives him is the dark side of
the bright fire of love that burned within him, while living, for his
His performance gives the film its power. And while the characters are
most certainly symbols, they are real too, they are flesh and blood and
personalities. The film enfleshes these passions of the soul - love,
rage, hatred - hatred of darkness and hatred of light.
Although the setting, the city is nameless, we do not need a name and
do not even wish for one. Somehow, the police procedural aspect, the
typical foot-slogging, persistent and good-hearted beat cop, typically
harangued and periodically bawled out by his arrogant, suit-wearing
superior nicely grounds the film in a reality with which we are very
familiar, if only from countless television shows of the ilk. It works
well, and not for a second did I think I was looking at card-board
cut-outs of people.
This is a great film. It belongs, with a small minority of other films,
in the realm of Art. It belongs in the pantheon, along with The
Odyssey, with the Lord of the Rings (book), with Handel's Messiah, with
the statue of David, with the Sistine chapel......and so on. By no
means is it without its flaws, its faults. Among them, I would NOT
include the straightforward plot. How many films with twisted,
convoluted plots do you watch over and over and over once the mystery
is untangled? On the other hand, I ask you, fans of The Crow, how many
times have you watched this? It has raw power. You may know exactly
what's going to happen, but you're hanging on by your fingernails to
the last frame.