|Another Example of Hollywood Eating Its Own Vomit
||[Dec. 15th, 2008|10:17 am]
International Bon Vivant and Raconteur
I never liked The Crow. By which I mean the 1994 movie with Brandon Lee. I've never read the comics, but I assume they can only be better than the cliched, pandering, uber-Goth mess I saw in the movie theater. I have all kinds of issues with it, from basic plot problems (if the hero is already dead, what does he have to lose?) to narrative ones (let's stop the action so our hero can soulfully play grunge guitar on his roof amid the rain and fires!) to its visual look (like Blade Runner made from a Lego set). (Making matters worse is the fact that Brandon Lee died from an accident while filming this nonsense. I don't mean to imply that there's a movie that would have been worth his life, but The Crow was no way to go.) Clearly, I was not the movie's target audience, despite owning several Sisters of Mercy CDs and a black leather jacket. I'm just not the kind of person who soulfully plays grunge guitar on the roof in the rain, I guess.
So when I read this morning that Relativity Media is planning a remake of The Crow, I thought good, maybe now someone will do something interesting with the concept. Then again, new director Stephen Norrington is responsible for the horror that was the League of Extraordinary Gentlemen movie, so who knows, it could be just as shitty.