But the real star of this film is the mood and the feel. Michael Wincott is, very menacing as the main villain, and was perfect for the part. Alex Proyas did an excellent job of transferring this feeling from the book onto celluloid. Surprised to find it an intelligent, beautifully-filmed, engrossing and touching thriller. They just ruined the conception of the first one.
I was 14 and now i am 25,and still i remember it so well and i still watch it sometimes. Brandon Lee delivers his lines to the point they were instantly memorable after seeing the film only once. Brandon Lee did a great job as an actor like everyone else, but the story about his death is totally insane, which made me worship the movie even more. I have never seen so many genre's in one movie. Loved the score, too, it fit with the film well, and there's plenty of action to go around as well. I was initially put off the idea of the movie as i am a big fan of the graphic novel and there was an awful lot of hype around this film on its release.
The Crow is an excellent tragic film made even more tragic by the real life tragedies surrounding the film Brandon Lee's death during filming, and the fact that the story is a result of James O'Barr's personal loss of his fiancee. We get several knives in the chest, knife in the hand, lots of gunshot wounds, some bloody, some not, hole through hand, 2 slashings, slit throat,2 bloody impallings, sword in the neck and a crow pecks a girls eyes out. As for Brandon Lee, this really was a superb performance and it is a terrible tragedy that his life ended so abruptly. If i could ever be a movie or a lead in a film this would be it. Anyway for me it has been one of the best movies i have ever watched. The Shawshank Redemption 1994 Subtitles Chronicles the experiences of a formerly successful banker as a prisoner in the gloomy jailhouse of Shawshank after being found guilty of a crime he did not commit.
All in all, one of the best comic book to film translations I have ever seen. And one more comment, lots of of other movies got ideas from The Crow, meaning the setting, the action, music, whatever it is the crow was their start up. It feels gritty, bleak, and depressing, but surprisingly uplifting at the end. This is one amazing film, with a mesmerizing performance from Brandon Lee!. The movie has a good but fairly basic plot, excellent action sequences, and very good casting. You do not have to be familiar with the comic book to thoroughly enjoy this film like you do with some other comic book adaptations.
Alex Proyas does an outstanding job here, creating lots of, dark atmosphere, great use of the rain machine,cool visuals, and keeping the pace,action packed, and engrossing all the way!. Michael Wincott, is great as the main villain, i loved his voice, and he was very menacing!. The film is very violent, but not all of it is bloody. I like the movie cause it's dark, but also lighted up with true emotions. I didn't find the horror aspect overdone - in fact it was believable, and the script was superior to other films of this genre I've seen. The film portrays the man's unique way of dealing with his new, torturous life; along the way he befriends a number of fellow prisoners, most notably a wise long-term inmate named Red. The movie does deviate from the comic book in some points, but in general is fairly faithful.
Brandon Lee gives a good performance not excellent, but good , as does Ernie Hudson. The casting of both Michael Wincott and Tony Todd was inspired as these two guys have two of the most instantly recognisable voices in the movie industry. This movie got to me deep! Ernie Hudson, is terrific as the Sgt. The story is a basically about revenge from beyond the grave, and how true love is forever. The flashbacks were very cool, however i wished, i could see more of Shelley's character. .
I'd recommend it to anyone who has a fondness for weird gothic mythological stories. The supporting villains are excellent in their villainy, and you do feel better when they get it in the end. This film is a fitting memorial to what could have become a major star. It's visually appealing, extremely well made, with amazing performances all around!. Rochelle Davis is awesome here, and is very likable,her and Brandon, had very good chemistry and is one of the best kid actors out there! Sofia Shinas, is very good as Shelley, however, she didn't have much screen time, but was great when on screen. Based on a very dark comic book, the film has the same dark feel.
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