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@ByteMyAss...watched this 'cause of your comment. this genre normally doesn't suspend my disbelief but this one did. waitin' for right time to watch DEAD MAN. thanks for pointing it out. jim jarmusch always stupefies me. wanna achieve full stupefaction. if ya haven't, check out MYSTERY TRAIN.
The Crow has been and always will be one of my favorite movies of all time. It combines action, cinematography, and drama all in one wonderful package. This is one of those cult classic movies that grew into a main stream after the death of it's leading actor. I don't know if it would have done half as well if Brandon Lee hadn't prematurly died making it. (kinda like his previous flops) But the Crow is worth watching. This is one of the first movies that was originally a comic book. It preceeded Batman, Spiderman, and Xmen, before it was the "thing" to do in hollywood. It stands up there with the top comic book adapted movies. Watch it.
mood: munchy

aiya, that tazo chai at starbucks is pretty damn good. it's replaced the caramel macchiatos as my tri-weekly allotment for purchased warm drinks. it doesn't get me as hyped up as coffee and it's a lil gentler on the tummy for those days when that's all i have time for until dinner. new addiction.

also, vitamin C, thanks to stephen, gotta make that a regular thing so hopefully i can kick this stupid lingering bit of lung-sickness. i'm not coughing madly anymore but at night i still feel like i have weights squeezing my lungs. stephen warned me that they tasted really bad, but for some reason i decided to start sucking on one of those mega-super-1,000,000% RDA pills. at first it just tasted like a sour hard candy, but then it started to burn...ouch, and i think i vitaC'd some of the taste buds off my tongue before i doused it with super sweet grape juice. haha...real smart.

i was going through movie soundtracks to put clips to my TOMATO vs. CELERY slideshow (a monster celery attacks a family of tomatoes), and i realized that i have a lot of movie soundtracks. i used to get them a lot, dating back to when all i had were cassette tapes. good times reminiscing while i was scrolling through the tracks (damn but i only had indy jones on cassette), i think i will need to start buying them again.

oh right, so i thought i'd finally start rating movies, this being hosted by a movie review site and all. so, looking at my crow soundtrack made me think of how much i liked the movie. when it first came out i thought it was the most romantic movie ever - he frickin' comes back from the dead just for her...plus it was brandon lee. :D when i watched it the first time i cried really hard because it was so sad. (i was 13...that kind of explains a lot). but still probably one of hte best movies made from a graphic novel/comic book ever.
Don't you just hate being bored?
Somehow "simple" but great with very rare atmoshpere.
Whether it was Brandon Lee (RIP) or just the movie itself, from the very first preview this movie had me hooked. I was always a fan of James O'Barr and when word of this came across in a movie magazine I subscribed to at the time, I was excited.
The day it hit theatres, I was there. And I came out without an ounce of disappointment. From beginning to end the movie had me in its grip. Lee's portrayal of Eric Draven was just phenomenal and proved he wasn't just another martial artist on the silver screen...he could actually act. Unfortunately, his career never got the chance.
The rest of the cast was so wonderfully put together. Michael Wincott just made you want to hate him as "Top Dollar," while Ernie Hudson was amusing and sympathy creating in a sidekick kind of way...not to mention Jon Polito as Gideon.
If I had to say what defines the term "dark movie" this would be my definition. It's morbidly depressing, yet it's tale of vengeance is rewarding in an entertaining fashion. Too bad they got greedy and ruined the image with those pathetic sequels.


Watched The Crow for the first time ever last night. I had heard things about this movie for just about all of my life, but just never felt like picking it up. I had heard about how dark the art and story is, and about how Brandon Lee died during filming, but I knew absolutely nothing about the story, and did not know what to expect when the movie started playing. I think this is probably the best way to go into a movie, and I was very pleased.

The movie's artistic direction, along with Brandon Lee's performance, make The Crow enjoyable for the entire 2 hours, and the action and violence keeps you glued to the screen.

My only complaint is with the story, which I understand they had to cut character development scenes and rewrite other scenes to finish after Brandon Lee's untimely death. It is a typical story mostly, of a man who comes back from the dead to avenge his girlfriends death. The story is mainly just there as a reason for him to be going about killing various people. However, it is told well through good dialogue and well-directed scenes, and remains very enjoyable.

If you haven't seen this movie, be sure to pick it up sometime.




This movie was awsome. Great action and it also had some emotion. I just wish all those bad sequels didnt ruin this series. This is definetely one of the best comic book to movie adaptation.
The Crow
Starring: Brandon Lee as Eric Draven
Rochelle Davis as Sarah
Ernie Hudson as Sgt. Albretch
Directed by: Alex Proyas
Written by: David J. Schow
Based on the graphic novel by: James O' Barr

The Crow is one of the best comic book adaptations ever. Eric Draven is brutally and his fiancee are brutally murdered on October 30th. The next year Draven is resurected by a crow to avenge his and his fiancee's deaths.


What really stands out is the atmosphere this movie creates. The movie oozes with such style and moodiness. However, for all the style, the movie is a bit by-the-numbers at points. Still, the film never disappoints by creating strong characters and good development for those characters. Sadly, this was Brandon Lee's first big film and his last. He died while filming this movie.


A stunt went the wrong way. A gun that contained blanks went off and killed Lee. He really looked lie he could have carried either action films or dramas.

That's another thing this movie does so well. It's a gothic/action/revenge/crime/drama film. On all those fronts, it delivers.

Jon Polito is great as Gideon, the pawn shop owner.


Sarah: People once believed that when someone dies, a crow carries their soul to the land of the dead. But sometimes, something so bad happens that a terrible sadness is carried with it and the soul can't rest. Then sometimes, just sometimes, the crow can bring that soul back to put the wrong things right.


"It is a stunning work of visual style - the best version of a comic book universe I've seen - and Brandon Lee clearly demonstrates in it that he might have become an action star, had he lived."
-- Roger Ebert, CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
(TV)(First Viewing, 2 Proyas films seen)

A man brutally murdered comes back to life as an undead avenger of his and his finacee's murder.

It is essentially another version of Kill Bill or The Toxic Avenger, but it holds its own because of its tremendous style. Proyas has proven to be nothing less than visually riveting - The Crow and Dark City are remarkable films to look it, while the latter is more thought-provoking. I haven't seen Garage Days yet, but I haven't heard anything good. And I expect nothing from I, Robot.
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