To commemorate the spirit of Halloween and to show my respect to the spirits of the dead (as the Newborn, as poet Till Lindemann says, do not thank the dead), I will begin by reviewing the legendary "The Crow".
The Crow was released as yours cruelly was only 6 years old. I have always regarded it as the one and only "romantic comedy" in the world. Whereas it truly deserves the K18 (M-rated in Europe, perhance?) marking in Finland, in the end, it is only the black comedy it was made to be. It is a love story - a story of a man, so in love with his bride, that he arose from the dead a year later to avenge their homicidal deaths. The main role, Eric, is played by none other than the son of Bruce Lee, Brandon Lee, who accidentally died during the filmings of this movie. Therefore it well deserves the legendary reputation it possesses.
Acting-wise, the audience has seen, and could ask for, better. The story is rather predictable on its surface, but audience oft' misses the poetry beneath the lines and actions. Those lucky ones beside me who have read the comic, will see what will happen. The others will have the bleak poetry come to them as a surprise. Brandon Lee, the Crow himself, steps in to remind us of what we have and what we will lose, by revealing us the pain the dead might take with them after death. He also serves as a reminder, that "it can't rain all the time."
The mainstream society has branded "The Crow" as just another Halloween movie, or an epic movie for the gothic people, but there is a whole lot more than that in it. Scratch beyond the surface, and you see a true story for love and honour. Story of hope and longing, that YOTians will most likely grasp.
In the end, I wish to promote the movie strongly. I give it full points, five stars out of five, ten points out of ten, however you perceive the rankings. Please watch it.
What movies do the other YOTians promote?