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This review is from: The Crow (Collector's Series Boxed Set) (DVD)
THE CROW movies are my favorite action movies of all time. They are each well acted, well directed, well written, and are all beautiful in their own ways.
THE CROW is one of my favorite films of all time. It has great performances by Brandon Lee, Ernie Hudson, Michael Wincott, and Rochelle Davis. Alex Proyas was a great director for this film, showing the present in either a dark way or with lots of red with the sad flashback scenes very colorful. When there is no talking, the film is still highly interesting with the fun action scenes, the great music, and the exciting, gloomy visuals. I give this a 5 out of 5!
RIP Brandon Lee!
THE CROW: CITY OF ANGELS is very underrated. People put it down because they compare it to the original, but it's really a completely different story with the same concept. This one has great performances by Vincent Perez, Mia Kirshner, and Richard Brooks (and an ok performance by Iggy Pop). This time, the director (Tim Pope) shows a post-apocalyptic/S&M-like Los Angelus and the colors are yellow, green, red, and blue. The main villain is not as cool as in the original and his death is kind of silly but that is the only negative thing I can say about this beautiful, dark and haunting sequel. I give it a 4 out of 5.
THE CROW: SALVATION is another great story to add to THE CROW legacy! Starring great actors like Eric Mabius, Kirsten Dunst, Jodi Lyn O'Keefe, William Atherton, and Fred Ward, and a tone more close to the original, this one is probably better then number 2. Eric Mabius plays a better Crow then Perez (but no one will beat Brandon Lee), and Kirsten Dunst is great as the heroine who helps him. This one also adds something fresh: a murder mystery. Alex is searching for the killer (or killers) who butchered his girlfriend and framed him for the murder. The only bad thing I can say about this is that the villains (especially the main one) were one-dimensional losers. I give this a 4.5/5.
Overall, this is a great series. I can't wait for THE CROW: WICKED PRAYER starring Edward Furlong as The Crow and David Boreanaz as the villain. Overall, I give this series and boxset a 5 out of 5!