THE CROW: Superhero Badass! by Joseph Beekman

“If the people we love are stolen from us, the way to have them live on is to never stop loving them. Buildings burn, people die, but real love is forever.”

~ The Crow

Why is The Crow such a bad-ass “superhero”?

Well, let’s see…He has returned from the grave, literally, through the powerful spirit of an actual crow, seeking revenge on those that murdered his wife and himself. He acts out his revenge in some very colorful, and action-packed ways, including using firearms to take out whole parties of bad guys and gals.

But what really makes him so superhero bad ass, is the fact that he is so elusive, and, just like a ghost fresh from the grave, he can appear and disappear with ease, while also using his wits and common street knowledge to take down the worst of the slime and drug lords of the city.

The Crow, also known as Eric Draven, a rock star that wielded an electric guitar, before he’d been brutally murdered, is a dark, brooding character that lurks about in the shadows of the city – waiting, watching,; and, with an actual crow as his eyes and ears, he is fully aware of what is going on and who may be in need of help, or if an act of crime is being committed. But he is also a gentle soul, too; one that pines away over the loss of his beautiful wife, and a life he once had. This, alone, is the real fuel that fires his soul back, and pits him into action against the foulness and vile nature of evil itself!

 

Review by Joseph Beekman.

7 Comments

  1. I loved Brandon Lee in the crow, he played Draven perfectly!

  2. That was such a great movie.

  3. He sounds like an intriguing hero.

  4. The Crow is brilliant but it’s such a tragic film in many ways. It makes me sad seeing how superb Brandon Lee was in the title role. What more could he have done had he not been killed on set!

    Bruce Lee and Brandon Lee died aged 32 & 28 respectively and their last films, Enter the Dragon & The Crow, probably would have made them megastars had they lived.

  5. I love that you chose The Crow! This is one of my husband’s favorite movies. He will watch it over and over. I don’t think people really think of him as a superhero, but I think he’ pretty awesome!!

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