A special Hallowe’en edition of the Great Superhero Movie Rewatch as we look at the four movies starring The Crow, featuring a gaggle of impressive stars — Brandon Lee, Ernie Hudson, Tony Todd, Jon Polito, Richard Brooks, Iggy Pop, Kirsten Dunst, William Atherton, Walton Goggins, Tim DeKay, Fred Ward, Edward Furlong, David Boreanaz, Dennis Hopper, Danny Trejo — all wasted in four repetitive movies that are a triumph of style over substance.
There’s an AM radio station here in New York called WINS. Their motto is “You give us 22 minutes, we’ll give you the world.” The first car I owned was a 1977 Ford Pinto, and the FM radio died at some point when I owned it, and so all I had to listen to was AM radio. I tried listening to WINS, figuring I may as well be informed, but doing so, I discovered the implied second part of the slogan: “You give us 44 minutes, we’ll give you the world twice.” Listening to news radio for more than 20 minutes is not a good use of one’s time, as you just get the same stuff over and over again.
Watching the four Crow movies in a row is very much like listening to news radio.