4-Color to 35-Millimeter: The Crow, The Crow: City of Angels, The Crow: Salvation, and The Crow: Wicked Prayer


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.

An excerpt:

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.

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