The Crow

The Crow [1994]

Director: Alex Proyas
Actor: Brandon LeeDavid Patrick KellyMichael WincottErnie Hudson

This movie is pretty old, and doesn’t need a review. Anyone who claims to be a movie-buff and hasn’t seen it yet should go and stand in a corner and be thoroughly ashamed of himself. Instead, this post is a praise.

In short, this movie is about a man, who, together with his girlfriend, gets killed by thugs the night before they are to be wed, as a result of them spearheading a fight against a forced tenant relocation plan for their building. The thugs, ordered by the local crime lord, are to put a scare in them, but things get out of hand, and both die.

The man comes back to life, one year later, to take his revenge on the killers. Not only does he come back to life, but he seems to be invulnerable and he has some super-natural abilities to help him on his way. Guided by a crow, his link to the realm of the dead, and the source of his super-natural powers, he makes his way through a nightmarish urban setting in search of the killers.

This movie simply oozes atmosphere. With a relatively low budget, but with an incredibly sense of underlying urban horror, simply superb lighting and excellent cinematography, this movie has long-since been in top three of my favourite movie-list.

I’m going to have to channel Cazmonster: This movie has so much cool it hurts.

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