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scytheofluna 10/20/2009 2:17:04 PM

If they were going to go with a female Crow character there's one of the books that was actually the only non-Eric Draven story that I liked.  A schoolteacher and her entire class of preschool age kids are wiped out in a bombing perpetuated by a local white supremacist militia, and a year later her atoms reassemble in the ruins of the school, and eventually storms their huge redneck compound in a classic one woman army shootout finale.  Totally kick-ass.

WarCry 10/20/2009 3:56:21 PM

My favorite Crow story has always been Dead Time. If you don't know the story, it goes like this:

Joshua, a Native American, has settled down into life as a farmer. He and his family are slaughtered by a group of renegade Confederate soldiers in the 1860s. As would be expected, he's resurrected to take his revenge. The twist? He's resurrected more that 100 YEARS afterthe murders, and those he goes after are the resurrected forms of the Confederate soldiers.

And yes, it IS a James O'Barr story.

MrJawbreakingEquilibrium 10/20/2009 5:13:54 PM

The Poppy Z. Brite novel is excellent.  Go check it out on Amazon.com.

WarCry 10/20/2009 6:04:33 PM

Thanks, Jaw! I love Brite's work, but somehow I completely missed that she had a Crow story. Now I have an addition to my shopping list.

death4sale 10/21/2009 2:49:51 AM

Well for me, THE CROW is my all-time favorite movie and I feel like they are crapping on Brandon Lee's grave. The original will never be beaten so why even bother. It's especially not going to be topped by Norrington. The guy gave us The League of Extraordinary Gentleman...enough said.

Dazzler 10/21/2009 4:41:16 AM

How much interview can you do in a golf cart?  Seems like the longest ride ever.

Crow will continue to fail, it was the people in the movie not the story that interests people on that one. 

Bruce C in SM.  Wow I would like Bruce to be the heavy,  Sami would gamble like that it seems, he does not seem to learn from mistakes as long as there is box office cash. 

scytheofluna 10/21/2009 1:30:34 PM

Death4sale, the first Crow movie was a great film, but a so-so adaptation of an even better book.  Lee was fantastic, but there were a lot of liberties taken with the story. Trust me if you haven't read the graphic novel, go find it and read it.   I'd still love to see that book adapted faithfully, and if they aren't going to do that, than they need to put the whole idea to bed until someone's willing to take a Sin City/Watchmen style approach.  Norrington isn't the man for the job regardless.

Dazzler, there were fans of the Crow long before anybody was ever cast in the original film, and while Brandon Lee was a rising star, Tony Todd and Michael Wincott weren't exactly a major draw.  The film did well because it had a beautiful story, and a passionate performance by an actor who died just as he was starting to step out of his father's shadow.  The biggest fans were fans of the book first, so I don't know how you figure that the cast was the draw and not the story.

WarCry 10/21/2009 4:43:23 PM

I think what Dazzler meant (though I can't speak for anyone other than me) is that it was Brandon Lee's death that drew the crowds. While that seems cold-hearted and morbid, it's also true.

Don't believe me? Three words for you: The Dark Knight.

death4sale 10/23/2009 2:24:53 AM

I own the novel and it is really good, but this a case where I just prefer the movie over the novel probably because I saw the film first and I'm a film major so I usually end liking the films more than the literature. I actually like the liberties taken with the movie and I usually don't like it too much when people stray from the source, but the ideas behind the words were still conveyed, at least that's what I feel. I prefer the death of Eric Draven more in the movie over the book. I just feel sometimes that there is such a thing as going too far in a book or a movie. I believe in the book, Funboy continues to rape Shelly even after she is dead and I didn't need to see that in the movie. And yes I love Brandon Lee and so did James O' Barr. They had a close relationship and in the recent republishing of the novel, there is a dedication to Brandon from O' Barr which brought a smile to my face.

Long story short, an un-needed remake of an already great movie that came out in 1994. Remakes should be made of movies that are growing so old, the original film reels can't be restored by modern technology. Those are the only movies in my mind that should be remade.

Calibur454 10/24/2009 7:17:36 AM

The crow hasn't been the same since The first movie done wonderfully by Brandon Lee. It should be left alone.

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