The Crow

Saturday 1st November 20039:15 PM

This has to be my all time fav film. True love, lots of blood spillage and a sexy bloke running about in tight black clothes, what more could you need?

Unfortunately The Crow remains over shadowed by the death of Brandon Lee (playing Eric Draven) who was killed during filming, and the haunting irony that he in fact takes the role of a dead man.

The general plot of the film is a love/revenge story. Set in the err… less inviting regions of Detroit, and on Devil’s Night, the night before Halloween, mmm, seasonal! After suffering and brutal and premature deaths at the hand of a gang of criminals, Eric Draven is brought back to avenge his and his fiancé’s fate.

Nice gothic feel to the whole movie, but a lot darker than Batman, with a sprinkling of ‘Paradise Lost’ quotes and a bl**dy good sound track! The effects aren’t Matrix standard but this was filmed in 1993, and they don’t let the film down, especially the roof top scene!

All in all, The Crow is a good film, with something in it that will appeal to almost anyone. Romance, action, blood, humour(?) and Brandon Lee in tight black clothes! Like I said, what more could you need!

Rotten Tomatoes Score:

87%

Genre:

Action, Crime, Fantasy, Romance, Thriller

Director:

Alex Proyas

Writers:

David J. Schow, John Shirley

Leads:

Brandon Lee, Rochelle Davis, Ernie Hudson, Michael Wincott, Ling Bai

Length:

102 minutes

Year:

1994

Country:

USA

Language:

English

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