Talk About Beating A Dead Bird

According to Variety, “The Crow” will be remade. Personally, I think this is a big mistake. The original movie with Brandon Lee was a great film and belongs in the list of movies that should never be remade (Godfather I & II, Empire Strikes Back, and most of the Brat Pack movies from the ’80s also fall on this list). I didn’t think too much of the TV series or any of the movies that followed, but unlike most people, I do know that the movies that followed weren’t meant to be true sequels. There are people that think that if Brandon Lee hadn’t died, the sequels would’ve had him in it. That is not true. The comic books which the movies are based on each have their own “Crow”.

“Whereas Proyas’ original was gloriously gothic and stylized, the new movie will be realistic, hard-edged and mysterious, almost documentary-style,” Norrington told Daily Variety.

I’ve seen all the other movies and even have them all on DVD, so I’m sure I’ll see this one but I may just wait until it shows up on Netflix.

The Crow: Wicked Prayer

I was flipping through the channels earlier and came across The Crow: Wicked Prayer on the SCI-FI channel. This is the fourth movie in the Crow franchise and it’s the only one I hadn’t seen or own. I only caught the last 10 minutes and from what I saw, it sucks. This movie will, and probably should, put an end to any more Crow movies. From what I did see, Eddie Furlong (known as young John Connor from Terminator 2) looks like a drug addict when he’s painted as the Crow. David Boreanaz (known as Angel from the Buffy the Vampire Slayer TV series) is not believable as a vilian. Tara Reid (from the first two American Pie movies) plays a witch helping out David Boreanaz’s character. They lost it entirely when they did this movie that they had to borrow ideas from the previous three. The first two Crow movies had a witch-type person helping out the villian in the movie. I’ve only seen the third movie once, so I can’t remember if there was one in that movie. The crow itself dies which is very similar to the second movie. The only difference is the crow is brought back to life. I tried to find this movie in Blockbuster when it was supposed to come out on DVD but could never find a copy. I’ll have to see if it comes on SCI-FI again and try to watch it from the beginning to get a better opinion, but if the whole movie is like the last 10 minutes, I’ll be changing channels after the first half hour.

Better Late Than Never

I was channel surfing when I came across The Movie Channel playing a commercial for The Crow (one of my all time favorite movies). Even though I’ve seen the movie a million times, I watched the commercial and at the end they said it was going to PREMIERE on Tuesday at 10. The movie has been out for 12 years (probably would’ve been 13 if Brandon Lee hadn’t died during filming) and they’re just premiering it now. Better late then never.

Crow: Wicked Prayer

I was surfing through and came across Crow:Wicked Prayer which is to be the fourth installment in the Crow movie franchise. The first one was excellent, the second one sucked, and the third one was pretty good (compared to the second but still nowhere near the first). I, being a big Crow fan, will probably buy Crow:Wicked Prayer when it comes out on July 19th. It has Eddie Furlong (young John Connor from Terminator 2 – Judgment Day), David Boreanaz (Angel from Buffy the Vampire Slayer, the TV show), and Tara Reid (American Pie). It’ll be a little weird seeing David Boreanaz playing a bad guy. I just hope it’s not worse than The Crow – City of Angels