The Crow (1994)

Directed by Alex Proyas. Written by David J. Schow and John Shirley. Starring Brandon Lee, Rochelle Davis, Ernie Hudson, Michael Wincott, Bai Ling, David Patrick Kelly, Michael Massee and Tony Todd.

Plot: a man comes back from the dead to avenge the murder of himself and his fiancee.

On Devil’s Night (or Mischief Night as me and DJ have always known it), Eric Draven (Lee) and his girlfriend are murdered. She is also raped. They were supposed to get married the next day on Halloween, cause they’re cool like that, so the whole thing is extra sucky. A year later though, Eric returns from the grave and remembers that it was T-Bird (Kelly) that killed him and he starts to take revenge. Guided by the crow, he begins with the lower level goons and works his way to the very top.

Although it’s sad watching the movie all these years later, knowing what Lee could have been, it seems one of the perfect watches for the Halloween season. And maybe he’d be happy we were watching. The overall theme of the movie is a good one and a good one to be remembered by. His character is likable. His mission is just. His story is unforgettable. If you’ve never seen it, now’s the time.

Our score: 80.

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