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2013-05-05 11:41:34 AM  
Wasn't the first one awesome enough? They had to make like 7 sequels, a TV show and now a reboot? Not to mention Spawn and Ghost Rider which are essentially the same story. I think the subject matter has been sufficiently covered.
 
2013-05-05 11:56:39 AM  
I hear Luke Evans is so fast he can punch through a dude's stomach, up into his chest and pull his heart out and show it to him while it's still beating...
 
2013-05-05 01:57:46 PM  
Keep close eyes on those prop guns.
 
2013-05-05 02:01:26 PM  

PhiloeBedoe: I hear Luke Evans is so fast he can punch through a dude's stomach, up into his chest and pull his heart out and show it to him while it's still beating...


I thought that was Brian Boitano.
 
2013-05-05 02:11:53 PM  

Revek: PhiloeBedoe: I hear Luke Evans is so fast he can punch through a dude's stomach, up into his chest and pull his heart out and show it to him while it's still beating...

I thought that was Brian Boitano.


Brian does it with his penis and it ain't the stomach he goes in through...
 
2013-05-05 02:41:06 PM  
24.media.tumblr.com

The remake is like "The Wall"
 
2013-05-05 02:43:03 PM  
Goddamnit.jpg

For god sakes it can't be done right. Immpossible.
 
2013-05-05 02:53:15 PM  
He's not even known for The Hobbit because he wasn't in the first part. He's only going to be in the second and third parts as Bard.
 
2013-05-05 03:00:03 PM  
I saw The Crow in a London theatre. I was sort of down in the dumps already, so I went to see a nice action-packed dark superhero movie and I thought it might cheer me up. When I got out of the movie theatre at 1 am, it was raining.

That did not cheer me up.
 
2013-05-05 03:04:59 PM  

highwayrun: I saw The Crow in a London theatre. I was sort of down in the dumps already, so I went to see a nice action-packed dark superhero movie and I thought it might cheer me up. When I got out of the movie theatre at 1 am, it was raining.

That did not cheer me up.


Uh, for serious? You thought a movie whose star accidentally got shot to death on set would cheer you up?

/Do you cut yourself just to feel something?
 
2013-05-05 03:08:50 PM  
So, if this Luke Evans is playing Crow, who's playing Tom Servo?
 
2013-05-05 03:10:55 PM  
Normally I don't care if they reboot a movie, sometimes there is at least the possibility that an update will be good. But The Crow is already a fantastic movie as it is. I seriously doubt a reboot can even hope to pull off the same tone the original did.
 
2013-05-05 03:20:16 PM  
I guess he works really, really cheap then.
 
2013-05-05 03:25:54 PM  
Fools. He was in the Raven. Not the Crow.

Get it right!
 
2013-05-05 03:32:10 PM  

eddievercetti: Keep close eyes on those prop guns.


Farking hell right.  You couldn't get me anywhere near a Crow set; that series is cursed on levels to rival the Poltergeist movies, and that's saying something.
 
2013-05-05 03:35:45 PM  
"During rumors that "The Crow" set was cursed, many accidents happened. A carpenter was severely burned after the crane in which he was riding struck high-power lines; then a disgruntled sculptor who had worked on the set drove his car through the studio's plaster shop, doing extensive damage. Later, another crew member slipped and drove a screwdriver through his hand and a lorry full of equipment mysteriously went on fire.
And there's also Brandon Lee's (Eric Draven) mysterious death during filming.  They were filming a flashback scene to show how he really died.  He was going to be shot with .44 Magnum which was not a prop, but a fully functioning firearm.  The gun was loaded with blanks, they are as loud as real bullets, but whe fired only the harmless cardboard wadding which they are packed is ejected from the gun.  But when the gun was fired, Lee fell to the floor with a wound the size of a quarter in his left abdomin.  Apparently, the metal tip of one of the dummy bullets had somehow pulled loose from its brass casing and killed Brandon Lee.
Even the T.V series, "The Crow: Stairway to Heaven" could not escape the curse of tragedy. Veteran stunt co-ordinator Marc Akerstream was killed while working on an explosive stunt involving a rowboat near a shoreline. Everything was working fine but when the stunt exploded a piece of debris shot up into the air, cleared a tree and struck Akerstream on the head. He was flown to a nearby hospital, where he later died."
 
2013-05-05 03:43:34 PM  

Autolychus2: So, if this Luke Evans is playing Crow, who's playing Tom Servo?


I lol'd
 
2013-05-05 03:46:24 PM  
Reset it in a different timeline, give it more lensflare. Someone get me J.J.

MOAR LENSFLARES!
 
2013-05-05 03:51:05 PM  
Batman now makes Burton's Batman look camp so there is a lot of potential to make the Crow really super awesome but also man that's a lot of angst to have to deal with.
 
2013-05-05 03:55:55 PM  
One of the best parts about the 90s one was the sound track, imagine who they'd try to headline this one with?  That whiny band who's song all sound the same?  Yah right.
 
2013-05-05 03:58:17 PM  
Crooooooooooow!  Finally an MST3k spinoff.
 
2013-05-05 04:09:56 PM  

Mugato: Wasn't the first one awesome enough? They had to make like 7 sequels, a TV show and now a reboot? Not to mention Spawn and Ghost Rider which are essentially the same story. I think the subject matter has been sufficiently covered.


I've only seen the first one, but it's one of those things from my youth that hasn't aged all that well. The scenes with Medicine and My Life with the Thrill Kill Kult are still pretty cool though.
 
2013-05-05 04:21:33 PM  
Yeah, that won't work. The Crow was very much a product of it's time. The visual style, the music, and even the melancholy feel all scream early 90's. Rebooting it for modern times is destined for failure.
 
2013-05-05 05:21:42 PM  
Uh... how can you reboot The Crow? Half of the greatness of the film was the mysterious circumstances surrounding the shooting, including the actual death of the lead. The remaining greatness is primarily a product of the day, with The Crow as a rather grunge/industrial film in numerous ways. You simply could not remake the film in any successful way in this day.
 
rka
2013-05-05 05:22:13 PM  

SockMonkeyHolocaust: Batman now makes Burton's Batman look camp


Was there anyone disputing the fact that Burton's Batman *was* camp in the first place? One does not cast Robert Wuhl in darky, gritty movies. And Burton's claim to fame up till then was Pee Wee's Big Adventure and Beetlejuice.
 
2013-05-05 05:40:36 PM  

OniExpress: "During rumors that "The Crow" set was cursed, many accidents happened. A carpenter was severely burned after the crane in which he was riding struck high-power lines; then a disgruntled sculptor who had worked on the set drove his car through the studio's plaster shop, doing extensive damage. Later, another crew member slipped and drove a screwdriver through his hand and a lorry full of equipment mysteriously went on fire.
And there's also Brandon Lee's (Eric Draven) mysterious death during filming.  They were filming a flashback scene to show how he really died.  He was going to be shot with .44 Magnum which was not a prop, but a fully functioning firearm.  The gun was loaded with blanks, they are as loud as real bullets, but whe fired only the harmless cardboard wadding which they are packed is ejected from the gun.  But when the gun was fired, Lee fell to the floor with a wound the size of a quarter in his left abdomin.  Apparently, the metal tip of one of the dummy bullets had somehow pulled loose from its brass casing and killed Brandon Lee.
Even the T.V series, "The Crow: Stairway to Heaven" could not escape the curse of tragedy. Veteran stunt co-ordinator Marc Akerstream was killed while working on an explosive stunt involving a rowboat near a shoreline. Everything was working fine but when the stunt exploded a piece of debris shot up into the air, cleared a tree and struck Akerstream on the head. He was flown to a nearby hospital, where he later died."


Curse is a great excuse for poor safety standards and incompetence, don't you think?
 
2013-05-05 05:42:44 PM  

Walter Paisley: Mugato: Wasn't the first one awesome enough? They had to make like 7 sequels, a TV show and now a reboot? Not to mention Spawn and Ghost Rider which are essentially the same story. I think the subject matter has been sufficiently covered.

I've only seen the first one, but it's one of those things from my youth that hasn't aged all that well. The scenes with Medicine and My Life with the Thrill Kill Kult are still pretty cool though.


The second one is an absolutely beautiful film, best watched with the sound turned off and the musical score playing from a nearby CD player.

The plot and dialogue suck, but damn it's pretty to watch.
 
2013-05-05 05:44:44 PM  
Or you could just not reboot The Crow.
 
2013-05-05 06:01:38 PM  

rka: SockMonkeyHolocaust: Batman now makes Burton's Batman look camp

Was there anyone disputing the fact that Burton's Batman *was* camp in the first place? One does not cast Robert Wuhl in darky, gritty movies. And Burton's claim to fame up till then was Pee Wee's Big Adventure and Beetlejuice.


For the time considering that people were more familiar with the Adam West/Burt Ward Batman than the now familiar BATMANISSOANGSTYSUCHAMOODYANTIHEROOOOOO thing, Burton's version was mind blowingly dark. I think Burton eventually went camp with the second one but his first effort was anything but... until Heath Ledger blew Nicholson off the screen.
 
2013-05-05 06:10:03 PM  
Was he the Goblin King? Don't recognize him.
 
2013-05-05 06:53:07 PM  
Quick impression for you:

1.bp.blogspot.com

Caw! Caw! Bang! fark, I'm dead!

Y'all ain't topping that.
 
2013-05-05 06:57:37 PM  

odinsposse: Yeah, that won't work. The Crow was very much a product of it's time. The visual style, the music, and even the melancholy feel all scream early 90's. Rebooting it for modern times is destined for failure.


This. I watched in on Netflix a few weeks ago, probably the first time I'd seen it in at least 10 years. It's practically a time capsule for 1993 angst. FFS, even the actor PLAYING the hero didn't survive. If that's not representative of grunge-era depression, I don't know what is.

Did give me an excuse to break out the soundtrack afterwards, though. Nine Inch Nails, Pantera, Henry Rollins, pre-rehab Stone Temple Pilots, Thrill Kill Kult, it's remarkable the talent they got together just to do a movie soundtrack.

I shutter to think that a reboot would basically be just a superhero version of Twilight. I guess they could change the hero from a dead metal guitarist to a dead backup dancer for Bieber or something.
 
2013-05-05 06:59:44 PM  
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2013-05-05 07:01:44 PM  

stoli n coke: This. I watched in on Netflix a few weeks ago, probably the first time I'd seen it in at least 10 years. It's practically a time capsule for 1993 angst. FFS, even the actor PLAYING the hero didn't survive. If that's not representative of grunge-era depression, I don't know what is.

Did give me an excuse to break out the soundtrack afterwards, though. Nine Inch Nails, Pantera, Henry Rollins, pre-rehab Stone Temple Pilots, Thrill Kill Kult, it's remarkable the talent they got together just to do a movie soundtrack.


Really. I even had a goth girlfriend back then. Everything was just so much more awesome in the early 90s. shiat, now I'm depressed.
 
2013-05-05 07:06:29 PM  
Oh, good. Another pointless reboot of a movie that's still just as good today as it was when it came out.

Maybe they can replace the awesome soundtrack with Fallout Boy and Drake.
 
2013-05-05 07:12:24 PM  

Therion: Quick impression for you:

[1.bp.blogspot.com image 576x327]

Caw! Caw! Bang! fark, I'm dead!

Y'all ain't topping that.


whatever happened to Michael Wincott?


and seriously, no one noticed Luke Evans in Immortals?
 
2013-05-05 07:15:31 PM  

skozlaw: Maybe they can replace the awesome soundtrack with Fallout Boy and Drake.


I think Pantera and the Stone Temple Pilots could easily be replaced by Justin Bieber and Kei$ha.
 
2013-05-05 07:15:42 PM  

stonelotus: whatever happened to Michael Wincott?


The 90s ended.

Crow, Strange Days, Dead Man and Robin Hood.... can't think of anything I've seen him in since.
 
2013-05-05 07:19:49 PM  

Mugato: I think Pantera and the Stone Temple Pilots could easily be replaced by Justin Bieber and Kei$ha.


Meh, just get them together with Slipknot and that's close enough.

/ I have the Crown soundtrack in my car's CD changer
// the Thrill Kill Kult song is great angry driving music
 
2013-05-05 07:22:09 PM  
Oh, and here's the Kesha track for the film.
 
2013-05-05 07:26:47 PM  

Mugato: stoli n coke: This. I watched in on Netflix a few weeks ago, probably the first time I'd seen it in at least 10 years. It's practically a time capsule for 1993 angst. FFS, even the actor PLAYING the hero didn't survive. If that's not representative of grunge-era depression, I don't know what is.

Did give me an excuse to break out the soundtrack afterwards, though. Nine Inch Nails, Pantera, Henry Rollins, pre-rehab Stone Temple Pilots, Thrill Kill Kult, it's remarkable the talent they got together just to do a movie soundtrack.

Really. I even had a goth girlfriend back then. Everything was just so much more awesome in the early 90s. shiat, now I'm depressed.


It was the Doc Martins, short skirts, and chokers. Chicks need to bring that look back.
 
2013-05-05 07:30:12 PM  

skozlaw: stonelotus: whatever happened to Michael Wincott?

The 90s ended.

Crow, Strange Days, Dead Man and Robin Hood.... can't think of anything I've seen him in since.


I think he's mainly done indie flicks and voice work since. I'm not 100% certain, but I think I heard his voice in a few video games.
 
2013-05-05 07:36:38 PM  

skozlaw: stonelotus: whatever happened to Michael Wincott?

The 90s ended.

Crow, Strange Days, Dead Man and Robin Hood.... can't think of anything I've seen him in since.


Along Came A Spider.
 
2013-05-05 07:45:38 PM  
The Crow pretty much defined my high school experience, and I am thoroughly aware of how much my generation is to blame for the complete farking fake shiathole that is Hot Topic.  Why, back in my day, goths bought shiat from Salvation Army for way less than Macklemore's twenty dollars and sewed farking black lace to it all by hand.

Also, we looked like crazy people.

Great hair, though.

...shiat, I'm gonna go buy a black cheap sundress and put some spikes and straps on it for nostalgia.
 
2013-05-05 07:52:44 PM  

KhamanV: The Crow pretty much defined my high school experience, and I am thoroughly aware of how much my generation is to blame for the complete farking fake shiathole that is Hot Topic.  Why, back in my day, goths bought shiat from Salvation Army for way less than Macklemore's twenty dollars and sewed farking black lace to it all by hand.

Also, we looked like crazy people.

Great hair, though.

...shiat, I'm gonna go buy a black cheap sundress and put some spikes and straps on it for nostalgia.


Part of the fun of being a 90's goth was being annoyed by the "mallgoths" and getting offended when someone mistook you for a Marilyn Manson fan.
 
2013-05-05 08:23:13 PM  
I think I'm the only person in my age group who's never seen it. (I was 23 when it came out.) Maybe I should get around to watching it so I can biatch about the remake.
 
2013-05-05 08:23:46 PM  
cinemagogue.com
Abashed the devil stood and felt how awful goodness is...
 
2013-05-05 08:43:21 PM  
I don't get the need...the original is one of THE MOST 90s-ass-90s movies of all time. I think every sequel being a miserable pile of offal is proof enough that lightning won't strike twice.

Autolychus2: So, if this Luke Evans is playing Crow, who's playing Tom Servo?


Well done, sir. Well done.
 
2013-05-05 08:43:22 PM  
And the original cast Brandon Lee, know for his role as, well, the son of Bruce Lee.

I'm sure you had a point, stubby.
 
2013-05-05 08:45:40 PM  

scalpod: And the original cast Brandon Lee, know for his role as, well, the son of Bruce Lee.

I'm sure you had a point, stubby.


Hey, now. He was in "Rapid Fire" and he was also in "Showdown in Little Tokyo," playing the crazy wisecracking sideckick to Dolph Lundgren's wannabe-Japanese cop.
 
2013-05-05 08:54:31 PM  
This is not gonna work on any level.
 
2013-05-05 09:57:15 PM  
Yeah, I don't see this working.  They've tried so many times to recapture that magic, and it just ain't happening.
 
2013-05-05 10:11:25 PM  
I know why Jesus wept, motherf*cker.
 
2013-05-05 11:49:52 PM  

Elzar: [cinemagogue.com image 615x409]
Abashed the devil stood and felt how awful goodness is...


Man I remember how many freaking people went as Eric Draven for Halloween for a few years after that movie. That shiat got annoying fast.

I loved the movie, but as most have said, it was a product of it's time. Let it go already.
 
2013-05-06 12:04:50 AM  

C. Hines: Goddamnit.jpg

For god sakes it can't be done right. Immpossible.


Yeah, methinks so, too.

Part of the charm of the original movie is its characteristic 1990s "dark" and "angsty" tone. You just can't do a scene where an emo murders some dudes in a trashed alley, then sits on a rain-drenched roof and plays a remorseful guitar solo to no one any more and make it look cool.

Which is probably a good thing, but, like The Highlander, bad as the original was, best to leave it alone.
 
2013-05-06 01:42:24 AM  

7th Son of a 7th Son: skozlaw: stonelotus: whatever happened to Michael Wincott?

The 90s ended.

Crow, Strange Days, Dead Man and Robin Hood.... can't think of anything I've seen him in since.

Along Came A Spider.


The Count of Monte Cristo...looks as though he does mainly voice work, these days.

Therion: Quick impression for you:

[1.bp.blogspot.com image 576x327]

Caw! Caw! Bang! fark, I'm dead!

Y'all ain't topping that.


Pretty much this. I might have been teetering on the wagon if Hiddleston was chosen, now...fuggedaboudit.

/Wincott was always a favorite baddie of mine, though
 
2013-05-06 10:17:39 AM  

B.L.Z. Bub: highwayrun: I saw The Crow in a London theatre. I was sort of down in the dumps already, so I went to see a nice action-packed dark superhero movie and I thought it might cheer me up. When I got out of the movie theatre at 1 am, it was raining.

That did not cheer me up.

Uh, for serious? You thought a movie whose star accidentally got shot to death on set would cheer you up?

/Do you cut yourself just to feel something?


A star whose father was a martial arts legend and also died well before his time, don't forget.
 
2013-05-06 10:22:29 AM  

BumpInTheNight: One of the best parts about the 90s one was the sound track...


Oh fark yes.  Whenever our tabletop sessions would run into a fight scene, we would put on the track from the Devil's Night conference scene.

/I'm not Skank, that's Skank right there...
 
2013-05-06 11:43:40 AM  
and today's secret ingredient is.... CROW!
 
2013-05-06 12:18:25 PM  

blueviking: 7th Son of a 7th Son: skozlaw: stonelotus: whatever happened to Michael Wincott?

The 90s ended.

Crow, Strange Days, Dead Man and Robin Hood.... can't think of anything I've seen him in since.

Along Came A Spider.

The Count of Monte Cristo...looks as though he does mainly voice work, these days.

Therion: Quick impression for you:

[1.bp.blogspot.com image 576x327]

Caw! Caw! Bang! fark, I'm dead!

Y'all ain't topping that.

Pretty much this. I might have been teetering on the wagon if Hiddleston was chosen, now...fuggedaboudit.

/Wincott was always a favorite baddie of mine, though


TBH, I think Hiddleston would make a better Top Dollar than Eric Draven, though.  But maybe I'm just seeing him as Loki.
 
2013-05-06 12:22:47 PM  
Maybe they can get Ernie Hudson to be the cop again
 
2013-05-06 12:36:58 PM  
20 years later it surprisingly holds up pretty well. I caught it on BBC a few weeks ago and watched a bit. It was surprisingly stylish even though some of the trends were dated.

Wait a second... will Eric be in a hipster band in a regentrified neighborhood this time around?
 
2013-05-06 12:38:08 PM  

KatjaMouse: 20 years later it surprisingly holds up pretty well. I caught it on BBC a few weeks ago and watched a bit. It was surprisingly stylish even though some of the trends were dated.

Wait a second... will Eric be in a hipster band in a regentrified neighborhood this time around?


The Crow took place in Detroit.  If anything, there are even more crumbling slums to use as backdrops.
 
2013-05-06 12:49:36 PM  

HeartBurnKid: KatjaMouse: 20 years later it surprisingly holds up pretty well. I caught it on BBC a few weeks ago and watched a bit. It was surprisingly stylish even though some of the trends were dated.

Wait a second... will Eric be in a hipster band in a regentrified neighborhood this time around?

The Crow took place in Detroit.  If anything, there are even more crumbling slums to use as backdrops.


I thought it was just supposed to take place in a Detroit-like city, not actually Detroit itself. Apparently the film itself was filmed in one of the Carolinas in the downtown district of a still active city that was just in need of a face lift.
 
2013-05-06 02:29:46 PM  

highwayrun: I saw The Crow in a London theatre. I was sort of down in the dumps already, so I went to see a nice action-packed dark superhero movie and I thought it might cheer me up. When I got out of the movie theatre at 1 am, it was raining.

That did not cheer me up.


It can't rain all the time...

/seriously, no one?
 
2013-05-06 03:32:10 PM  

Mulchpuppy: highwayrun: I saw The Crow in a London theatre. I was sort of down in the dumps already, so I went to see a nice action-packed dark superhero movie and I thought it might cheer me up. When I got out of the movie theatre at 1 am, it was raining.

That did not cheer me up.

It can't rain all the time...

/seriously, no one?


Maybe because it was too easy.
 
2013-05-06 04:06:28 PM  

Mulchpuppy: highwayrun: I saw The Crow in a London theatre. I was sort of down in the dumps already, so I went to see a nice action-packed dark superhero movie and I thought it might cheer me up. When I got out of the movie theatre at 1 am, it was raining.

That did not cheer me up.

It can't rain all the time...

/seriously, no one?


Try harder.  Try again.
 
2013-05-06 05:04:46 PM  
The first crow is the only one worth watching.

RIP Mr.Lee
 
2013-05-06 05:39:13 PM  

Evil Mackerel: The first crow is the only one worth watching.

RIP Mr.Lee


But, with all due respect, the one with Kirsten Dunst wasn't terrible. It wasn't good, but not terrible either.

Fun Fact: The dude that plays "The Crow" in that movie was actually in the running to play Fun Boy. It was the actor playing Fun Boy who fired the life ending shot at Brandon Lee.
 
2013-05-06 06:38:47 PM  

KatjaMouse: HeartBurnKid: KatjaMouse: 20 years later it surprisingly holds up pretty well. I caught it on BBC a few weeks ago and watched a bit. It was surprisingly stylish even though some of the trends were dated.

Wait a second... will Eric be in a hipster band in a regentrified neighborhood this time around?

The Crow took place in Detroit.  If anything, there are even more crumbling slums to use as backdrops.

I thought it was just supposed to take place in a Detroit-like city, not actually Detroit itself. Apparently the film itself was filmed in one of the Carolinas in the downtown district of a still active city that was just in need of a face lift.


Yeah, it was supposed to be Detroit.  I guess that's like how Vancouver is New York in a lot of movies and TV shows.
 
2013-05-06 09:53:12 PM  
KatjaMouse:

The Crow took place in Detroit.  If anything, there are even more crumbling slums to use as backdrops.

I thought it was just supposed to take place in a Detroit-like city, not actually Detroit itself. Apparently the film itself was filmed in one of the Carolinas in the downtown district of a still active city that was just in need of a face lift


It was filmed in Wilmington, where they also filmed Dawson's Creeek and Iron Man 3.  I think a majority of it was a studio created city set, as Wilmington is a bustling tourist beach town, "gateway to the Outer Banks".

I don't understand why can't they just let this one go as it was a product of its time, the goth "revival" of the 90's peaked with this and continued through Marilyn Manson's Antichrist Superstar and tapered down from there, now its just trailer park juggalo types doing that thing.  The graphic novel had some big differences from the film, the film is now horribly dated, almost comical.  Also the beatings of this dead horse in sequel and tv series should let them know to just let it go.  This remake has been in pre-production limbo for many years now.  Mark Wahlberg was attached to it for a long time, ugh.  It rode a cultural wave that is no longer in place today, image and beauty reign over rawness and cathartic emotion.  I think that sums the Crow movie up for me, where it lacked it plot execution and dialogue, it had full force earnestness driving it with mystery and an industrial backdrop.
 
2013-05-07 12:10:21 AM  

KatjaMouse: Evil Mackerel: The first crow is the only one worth watching.

RIP Mr.Lee

But, with all due respect, the one with Kirsten Dunst wasn't terrible. It wasn't good, but not terrible either.

Fun Fact: The dude that plays "The Crow" in that movie was actually in the running to play Fun Boy. It was the actor playing Fun Boy who fired the life ending shot at Brandon Lee.


Despite the mediocre script, I thought Eric Mabius gave a great performance. I loved how he played it as being  slightly unhinged.
 
2013-05-07 02:17:01 AM  

vesalius: KatjaMouse:

The Crow took place in Detroit.  If anything, there are even more crumbling slums to use as backdrops.

I thought it was just supposed to take place in a Detroit-like city, not actually Detroit itself. Apparently the film itself was filmed in one of the Carolinas in the downtown district of a still active city that was just in need of a face lift

It was filmed in Wilmington, where they also filmed Dawson's Creeek and Iron Man 3.  I think a majority of it was a studio created city set, as Wilmington is a bustling tourist beach town, "gateway to the Outer Banks".

I don't understand why can't they just let this one go as it was a product of its time, the goth "revival" of the 90's peaked with this and continued through Marilyn Manson's Antichrist Superstar and tapered down from there, now its just trailer park juggalo types doing that thing.  The graphic novel had some big differences from the film, the film is now horribly dated, almost comical.  Also the beatings of this dead horse in sequel and tv series should let them know to just let it go.  This remake has been in pre-production limbo for many years now.  Mark Wahlberg was attached to it for a long time, ugh.  It rode a cultural wave that is no longer in place today, image and beauty reign over rawness and cathartic emotion.  I think that sums the Crow movie up for me, where it lacked it plot execution and dialogue, it had full force earnestness driving it with mystery and an industrial backdrop.



Actually, making the lead character a dead juggalo could be awesome. You could even pit him against Magneto. Boom. Crossover. I expect to see the check in the mail shortly, Mr. Weinstein.
 
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