The only thing i can say is that when i left the movie theater then i had no comment to give... This movie got to me deep! I was 14 and now i am 25,and still i remember it so well and i still watch it sometimes.. Brandon Lee did a great job as an actor like everyone else, but the story about his death is totally insane, which made me worship the movie even more. What an irony. I like the movie cause it's dark, but also lighted up with true emotions..there is action, horror, love, even poetry for god sake! I have never seen so many genre's in one movie. Anyway for me it has been one of <more>
the best movies i have ever watched. And one more comment, lots of of other movies got ideas from The Crow, meaning the setting, the action, music, whatever it is the crow was their start up. I am not going to name them, Crow fans probably know what i am talking about.. My favorite quote: "Can't rain all the time" By the way the soundtrack's are awesome, The Cure's best song ever made is in it! P.S. The Crow II and III sucked, i hated it. They just ruined the conception of the first one.. totally..
One Amazing Film, With A Mezmerizing Performance From Brandon Lee! (by callanvass)
This is one amazing film, with a mesmerizing performance from Brandon Lee!. It's visually appealing, extremely well made, with amazing performances all around!. Loved the score, too, it fit with the film well, and there's plenty of action to go around as well. Michael Wincott is, very menacing as the main villain, and was perfect for the part. The flashbacks were very cool, however i wished, i could see more of Shelley's character. The Directiing is outstanding!. Alex Proyas does an outstanding job here, creating lots of, dark atmosphere, great use of the rain machine,cool <more>
visuals, and keeping the pace,action packed, and engrossing all the way!. The film is very violent, but not all of it is bloody. We get several knives in the chest, knife in the hand, lots of gunshot wounds, some bloody, some not, hole through hand, 2 slashings, slit throat,2 bloody impallings, sword in the neck and a crow pecks a girls eyes out. The Acting is WONDERFUL!. Brandon Lee, gives an Oscar worthy performance here, he is completely mesmerizing, creepy,kicks that ass and, just thought he was too cool, his AMAZING AMAZING performance here, will always be remembered, what happened too him was a tragedy, and i for one will never forget him!. Rochelle Davis is awesome here, and is very likable,her and Brandon, had very good chemistry and is one of the best kid actors out there!, especially since she hasn't acted since then!. Ernie Hudson, is terrific as the Sgt., very likable, and very convincing. Michael Wincott, is great as the main villain, i loved his voice, and he was very menacing!. Sofia Shinas, is very good as Shelley, however, she didn't have much screen time, but was great when on screen. Overall a MUST SEE at all costs!. ***** out of 5
In my opinion, The Crow is the greatest movie of all time. Brandon Lee's death had absolutely nothing to do with it, although it was a tragedy. That movie contained everything. Action, suspense, romance, horror, sci fi. It could literally fit into any category accept for maybe porno . The diverse cast helped a lot showing that any one can be a bad guy. If you look at it, the character of Eric Draven is everybody. He's just your average Joe Shmoe who was scraping to make a living. There wasn't anything special about him until after he died. While Crow movies after this one may <more>
have had better special affects, or been less family friendly, there was a magic that these people brought to this movie that will never be recreated. Brandon Lee's death did not sell this movie, a story that everyone could relate to did.
A masterpiece of cinematic wizardry (by nathangore)
Alex Proyas milks the plot for all its worth and places The Crow beyond an average thriller and into the realm of motion picture brilliance. A heart warming tale backed up with enough gore and action to keep hard core violence fanatics interested. This stands The Crow as a masterpiece of cinematic wizardry, that is sure to impress even the most critical of viewers.
Can't rain all the time... (by Spikeopath)
I hadn't seen it for about ten years and as the full moon came beaming through my apartment window late last night, it just felt right to indulge in some Proyas Gothic excellence.The question still taps away at all our doors, namely would the film be the cult classic it became without the Brandon Lee tragedy? That's a tricky one to answer because we all deep down have a morbid curiosity about us, especially with films and their stars. This is why I got a lot more from re-watching the movie after a very long period of time, namely that it may have drew many of us in years ago because <more>
of the tragedy and heart aching back story to writer James O'Barr's birthing of Eric Draven the character, but it can now enthral, thrill and shatter emotions of its own accord.The Gothic art design and the soundtrack are emo personified before such a label was invented, Lee is lithe and skillful and serving notice to what a talent we were robbed of that fateful day in March 1993. The villains are a roll call of go to guys for such roles, Kelly, Wincott, Todd, while Ernie Hudson fronts up as good cop personified. And finally Proyas, struggling with the budget even before Brandon's death, that he manages to create this world of perpetual bleakness, but still offer hope and beauty - the latter via tracking shots, pull aways and intricate frame shots of a tormented Draven, shows him to be a purveyor of considerable skills.All told, The Crow 1994 deserves to not be thought of as a cult classic, but just as a classic, period. 9.5/10
Brandon Lee was to the crow what heath ledger was to the joker (by justin-fencsak)
Nearly 25 years ago the only son of Bruce Lees final film came out and became a sensation and changed the way comic book movies were aimed at mature audiences. The alt rock soundtrack along with an epic score by Graham revell that has been used for trailers for movies such as pearl harbor makes this movie a must own.
Classic Romance Film (by Cube_TX)
Contrary to how it is categorized in most stores, this is a romance movie -- albeit a dark and disturbing one. The entire purpose of Eric Draven's resurrection is to avenge his and his fiancee's deaths. I've never seen a movie with such emotion and classic one-liners.Most people compliment Brandon Lee's performance, and rightfully so, but many overlook great performances by Michael Wincott and Ernie Hudson. Both of them are good as supporting characters. Wincott delivers almost as many classic lines as Lee. Hudson is the perfect choice for the police officer -- showing his <more>
versatility who would have thought Winston Zeedmore from Ghostbusters would be the one of the four to go on to a dramatic career? .Tragic in that it was Brandon Lee's last movie, and that he died while filming it. This adds to the surreal atmosphere of the film, especially since its protagonist has been resurrected from the dead. I first saw this film with an old girlfriend and disliked it because she MADE me watch it, but I saw it again 8 years later and realized what I'd missed. Great film overall.
Brandon Lee - A Great loss to the Movie world (by mjw2305)
The Crow sadly turned out to be Brandon Lee's swan song, but if a movie was ever befitting such an honour, this was undoubtedly it.Eric Draven Brandon Lee was a rock star who was brutally murdered along with his girlfriend on devil's night. One year later he is granted superhuman strength and vision so he can seek vengeance on those responsible.This terrifically dark and Gothic style fantasy is truly compelling and charged with emotion. The action is used sparingly to great effect creating some fantastic scenes that are both visually impressive and brilliantly entertaining. The <more>
story, the direction and the performance from Brandon Lee are all excellent.The Crow is a great movie 8/10 R.I.P Brandon, you're fans miss you
The crow has its slot in pop culture history for many a reason and is known by all in passing at least. Released at a time in the early onslaught of comic book films it arguably slightly suffers from the fact that it's fairly similar, visually at least to others such as the batman films released at the same time, however, it's more bold and brave with what it chooses to show, Lee delivers an exceptional performance and the slow, methodical pursuit his character, Eric ensues upon to avenge himself and his wife is enthralling to watch and feels pressured with the compressed time limit <more>
of one night ensuring a thrill ride of high octane action. Genuinely a fantastic film that should be more appreciated for its quality opposed to solely on set affairs its one in half I finally managed to see