J's Review of The Crow: City of Angels
The Crow: City of Angels(1996)
Personally. I fail to see the dissapointment shared by people who dislike this sequel to the original. Yes it may be sloppy in parts. But it still carries on the magic in The Crow series.
The story is set around "The City of Angels". An urban trash heap. Where single father Ashe (Vincent Perez) and his son are brutally murdered in the hands of thugs. Ashe rises from his grave to take revenge on the thugs by tracking them down with the aide of psychic women sarah.
Vincent Perez is impressive in parts and non-impressive in others. He turns sadness into over-the-top anger which failed to weave in with the sad tragic deaths. But is impressive in the role as the crow, equalling Brandon Lee's style perfectly in places. Overall, good acting by Vincent.
The atmosphere and thugs are more brutal than the first film. But fail to reach reality, as it almost seems almost sci-fi. Which is dissapointing as not many Crow fans would admire non realistic scenary bordering the edges of imagination.
Like many sequels. It does become cheesy. Which does always get top critcis disliking films like this and criticising them as being insults to the original. But luckily this is only at the end and is saved by the impressive Vincent Perez.
Yes this may not be as good as the original. But you must admire the thought and determination put into this by Vincent Perez that helped this film get my vote.