No disrespect intended to the majority of Crow fans I myself am one who think that the first film and Brandon Lee's performance in it was unbeatable and way better than this film and Eric Mabius' performance. But I must disagree, and I'll also ask if all those Crow 1 / Brandon Lee fans would be so adamant that the first film and that actor were the best thing since sliced bread if Brandon hadn't tragically died at such young age. Truth is that I like The Crow : Salvation more than The Crow, and I find Eric Mabius to be a better actor and his character to be more charming <more>
than Brandon's personality. The fact that Brandon's character was half insane while Eric's was totally sane simply wasn't an advantage for Brandon. Not in my eyes, anyway. Don't get me wrong, I still like The Crow as a film and Brandon as an actor. They're what convinced me to see the two sequels, after all. But while Brandon Lee was definitely handsome, charming and a good martial artist, he just wasn't all that good an actor. I do believe that he had a very bright future ahead of him in Hollywood if his life hadn't been cut short, but it's the fact that he died at such a young age and before his career could've taken off that has given him such a legendary status among fans. On the other hand, I think that Mabius has all of Brandon's positive qualities minus the great martial arts abilities, of course , and he's a good actor on top of that. That's what makes Salvation better than the original, even if Michael Wincott's villain in The Crow had a slightly better presence than Fred Ward's villain in Salvation. But everything about Salvation I loved the acting, the dialogue, the plot, the violence the execution scene and the break-out from prison were particularly well-done, fun and brutal at the same time , the soundtrack, and most of all, Eric Mabius himself. This guy simply owns the screen when the camera's pointed at him. I don't know why Dunst's name appears first, but that's an annoyance I will happily look past. It's clear that Mabius is the star of this film. The way he talks is delicious, ****SPOILER**** and he has tons of heart and rage when he addresses his friends Dunst when she claimed she wanted to die and adversaries every villain he toyed with before killing them and strangers the drug-using stripper at the club whose age he asked before freeing her . Dunst herself isn't bad. Not a bad actress in her own right, though I doubt that's why she's got so many male fans. Her best scene was when she had informed Mabius that it was her information that had led the bad cops to his figurative door before his arrest/execution. And at least her character isn't a total damsel in distress as, while Ward's chief villain snatched her twice, it wasn't really her fault. The first time was because Mabius' friend distracted her before losing his own life, and the second time was because her gun only had one bullet in it. And considering that Ward's character is an experienced cop and she's a young civilian, it makes sense that he'll have sharper reflexes than her. Which isn't to say that this film's perfect. For one thing, it could've easily been twice as long so as to give more of a background to the villains something that all three Crow films lack , and it was never explained how Fred Ward's character actually knew of the event which allowed Mabius to return from the dead, or why he was so obsessed with mutilating his own arm. The other villains, made up of the five corrupt officers under his command and his blonde secretary/lover, are cookie-cutter antagonists who show up only to harm innocents and then be beaten by the hero. And while I've seen Dale Midkiff and Bruce McCarthy in other films and I know them to be decent actors, they just don't have anything to do here besides being typical 1-dimentional villains ie, needlessly violent, remorseless, having no positive aspects at all to them and good only when dead . But those small drawbacks aren't enough to take away from the genius that is Salvation. After seeing it, I only wish to smack Paul Anderson over the head for not including a character like Mabius' Alex Corvis in his Resident Evil films. As good an actor as Mabius is, he was totally wasted in RE, and he wasn't present at all in the sequel which is a good thing for his career . But I can only wonder how the first mediocre film and the crap-filled sequel could've been improved if Alex Corvis had been around to tear off zombie heads in those two RE films. Too bad we'll never find out. Either way. To summarize, I own this film on DVD, and am very glad for it. 9.5/10.
I love this movie! I would do all caps but the comp wont let me. I love "The Crow" when I watched "The Crow: Salvation" I fell in love with it. You can ask any of my friend, I'm obsessed! The Crow: Salvation blew The Crow: City of Angels out of the water. No matter what any of you say. Alex Corvis Eric Mabius is so awesome! I love this movie! It says I have to use 10 lines which wont be hard. i love this movie. I love this movie. I love this movie. I love this movie. Girl screams when Alex's head hits widow. "You're Up!" Mwahahaha...I love that. <more>
I love all of Alex's quotes. I love all of Alex...Haha you can guess who i'm going as for Halloween. I hate it when people try to look like Alex or Ashe or Eric or Jimmy any of the Crow's They stink at looking like them. I know just to do...You will think that's Alex walking down the street. He's mine!~KioKo
"I don't think there's anything under Crow" (by WakenPayne)
OK this isn't as good as The Crow: Wicked Prayer 2005 but better than The Crow 1994 some music tracks of this makes me wonder if I have gotten hold of a movie with the same music guy from Universal Soldier: The Return 1999 but take nothing else away from it These Crow Movies need a higher rating me watching them makes me wonder if this is THE GREATEST FILM FRANCHISE OF ALL TIME. yes you read that right I love these movies the only reason I haven't watched The Crow: City Of Angels 1996 is that I cannot find it no matter where I go this villain is one of those "I want him <more>
to die" villains I also had never ever heard of these actors which they were very good besides Kirsten Dunst which we all know from Spiderman this movie is way better now the plot is The third entry in 'The Crow' series follows Alex Corvis, who was framed for the murder of his girlfriend and is executed. he is then brought back from the dead by a crow when the legend says 'Love is stronger than death'. He returns to discover that a corrupt police force is behind her murder and for him to go after the killers, he must find out the mystery behind everything that happened. 10 years old and still a good movieRating: 9/10
As far as Crow movies go, this one kicked butt. It was also one of the best movies I have seen in a while. It's a shame that it never really had the publicity it deserved I'm not even sure if it was even shown in our local movie theatre . Although it seemed to have a slow beginning, things really picked up. In the tradition of the prior two movies, it was just loaded with action, where the newest incarnation or avatar fought his way through thick and thin to right the wrongs placed upon him, his girlfriend and her sister.Overall, I gave this movie a 9 out of 10 stars.
To most people including, this is a step up from City Of Angels. (by the_entombed25)
The Crow Salvation is a film that was personally in my opinion and I am sure, many others opinions, a step up from The Crow: City Of Angels. It's true, in most respects, it is.Unfortunately, this movie doesn't quite focus on the poetry and melancholic views that the first one showed and maybe the second one showed as well. Though it is somewhat an original story in terms of the twists, and how Alex Corvis is executed for murder and is set out to find the killer s . Almost like Poetic Justice.This movie more focuses on the action of the movie instead of the sadness involved, but in <more>
most respects as said earlier, it is a step up. You might consider this to be a movie that is more appealed to a more teen audience.Eric Mabius makes a really good Crow, though he is sort of a more "anti-hero" filled with rage in this movie instead of a good guy. Unfortunately, his look as the crow isn't exactly cool, instead, he looks kind of gross. This movie also isn't as dark as the first two were.Kirsten Dunst's performance was terrible. I think she makes a better child actress than an adult/teen actress.Jodi Lynn O'Keefe's performance was awesome, and she is so beautiful. In a way she has a little bit of resemblance to Shelly in the first Crow.Still, I'll recommend this one anyway even if it doesn't make up to the first crow, but it does make up to the second one.
Let us pretend for a moment that the first sequel to the crow didn't exist. Then pretend that they actually merchandised Salvation 1/2 of how much time and money they did for the City of Angles. They would have another hit on their hands. Quite simply this movie totally rocks. The story is great, and the uniqueness as compared to the previous sets it apart. Of course it isn't as good and The Crow, but it is still great. It really urks me that they didn't market this because I really would have liked to see it in the theater. Please don't prejudge it and go into it with an open <more>
mind just willing to accept a sequel...Thanks for your time,Joseph Strickland
I don't know why this movie is so hated. I really don't. The acting was good, writing was good, characters were good. I just do not see it. Okay, I still haven't seen Wicked Prayer but I'm not expecting big things, this movie was the best Crow sequel so far, nothing compared to the original, but good. The character of Alex Corvis is really likable, as opposed to ashe, I always get those two mixed up because they have the same first initial and last name, so that bugs me. I can really understand Alex's plight and that he really does love his girlfriend, his journey unlike <more>
Ashe's emotes feelings in the viewer, and the actor playing him was really good too. Another contrast to Ashe, the makeup is decent
Too fake-lookin' blood! Per ensemble, it's good... (by pandemonium91)
Cool movie! One of my personal faves! It's the best Crow movie 'til now in my opinion. Eric Mabius looks great as the third Crow and Kirsten Dunst acts brilliantly as Lauren Randall's sister. The first part of the plot is pretty common a guy being set up for his girlfriend's murder but the next is typical Crow-Corvis Mabius comes back from the dead to revenge both deaths.Though the blood doesn't look real.More ketchup, please! There are lots of great special effects which make it great the car chase scene where the car and the helicopter blow up .The rest is cool...
the crow flies again (by diztorted)
I've been waiting for the moment when I'd finally see the third installment of the Crow saga. The moment came last night; and I must say that it might not be he best movie ever, but it was worth the waiting and the time spent in seeing it. I felt I was back into the dark, windy world to which the crow brings those troubled souls to "put wrong things right".Another thing I'd like to comment is that and kill me if you want, How do you kill someone who's already dead I actually liked the Crow:City of Angels, and that I found this movie not better than its predecessor <more>
but different. It has a different mood, a different tone and a different feeling. This one has more action but is not as violent. And again, Eric mabius is not a better crow than Vincent Perez, it is just different. His character is more direct and he is not afraid to kill innocent people for his purpose, as opposite of the other two.Scars instead of paint, and the poetic quotations are missing, I liked that, that makes the motivation of the character more visceral and organic and painful; a way to drag his sacrifice as a reminder. And of course, a guy who's here for a purpose and won't leave until it's finished. If something like that would happen to me, I would definitely do the same thing, and that's why the crow appeals to much to me and it always will.