FILM: The Crow
“If the people we love are taken from us, the way they live on is to never stop loving them”
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It is said that when we die a crow leads our soul to the afterlife. Eric Draven (Brandon Lee) and his fiancé Shelly are both killed in a gruesome event. But as a crow taps on Eric Draven’s grave, he is brought back to life. As his quest for revenge begins he becomes: “The Crow”. Will Eric get his revenge? And will he ever reunite with Shelly?
The Crow has received avid cult-following and a favourable consensus amongst audiences, with an 81% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes. Rolling Stone has even described it as a “dazzling fever dream of a movie”. Unfortunately, The Crow became Brandon Lee’s (son of legendary martial artist, Bruce Lee) final film appearance. Brandon was shot and killed during filming as a result of a fatal error from the prop department. The film, based on the graphic novel by James O’Barr, becomes a beautiful sendoff, even epitaph, to Lee himself.