The Crow Reviews
A visually stunning movie, dripping with gothic dread but at the heart of the film is Brandon Lee.
He delivers a show stopping performance in both the physical and dramatic sides of his role. Supported by Michael Wincott as a devilishly entertaining villain and a climax between the two that is both surprising and satisfying.
A truly exceptional film.
In short, the story is simple. Eric and his fiancée are murdered by one of several gangs that terrorize the city. Nearly a year later, Eric returns from the dead to avenge his assassins, he is guided by a mysterious raven, who appears to be responsible for reap the souls.
The story is bleak; the colors, the gothic style and the rainy weather helps to build this darkness. In short, the humor is almost nil, the secondary characters are not well structured (except Albrecht, Sarah and Top Dollar), keeping the focus on Lee's performance. The film does not easily reveal the answers, Eric's main goal, revenge, extends from his killers to other people, who are guilty even indirectly (in the case of the pawn shop owner). In the end, Eric's revenge prevents thieves from performing the famous "Devil's Night."
The Crow is an excellent film, romantic, tragic, obscure, vengeful, and whith too rock 'n' roll, drugs and murdered, all these elements backed by an excellent gothic atmosphere and a good performance by Lee.