UPDATE (5/7/13): We have been contacted by Relativity Media who would like us and you to know that the draft under review has been “changed and re-written.” Which is both the expected response and a huge relief. Like I tried to make clear below, I’d like a good version of ‘The Crow’ to hit theaters, I think there’s a lot to be said for these smaller genre pictures.
‘The Crow’ has seen its start-date postponed, so we can assume the script is still being molded into something workable. Which makes me even happier that I didn’t destroy the larger plot of Acts 2 and 3 in my report below. Save the Cheerleader, Save The World. Uh. I mean: save the script, save the movie.
Hello again, friends!
It’s been great seeing El Mayimbe swing for the scoop fences with Warner Bros and Marvel these past few months; haters be damned! But, I’m here to dish on another Comic Book Movie that isn’t coming from one of the big houses, even though it totally wants to build a new franchise.
Yes, we’re getting another adaptation of ‘The Crow’ and since it’s been announced it’s been a revolving door of directors, writers and potential stars. The newest word is that Luke Evans will be killed and resurrected to avenge for love, and that news is so fresh I had already made the below preview by the time it hit.
I have a bit of history with ‘The Crow’ franchise that I’ll explain, but suffice to say I’ve read more potential Crow movies than any other franchise (although I’ve also read every draft of ‘Alien 3′ I’ve been able to find, so that’s a close second). I think I’m semi-qualified to speak to how effective the current draft of ‘The Crow’ reboot is, but ultimately I leave it up to you.
As you’ll see, I don’t go into anything beyond Act I of the movie, because – as you’ll see – the remaining story is built on a shoddy foundation. There are a few things, like the identity of The Crow this time around and a breakdown of the “new” powers of The Crow that I have to spoil, but only so we can all come to an understanding about this film.
I want a good Crow movie. I’d love a good Crow movie. And when the Luke Evans news included a bit saying they’ll push production back to the beginning of 2014 (instead of this fall like it was scheduled), my heart took a little leap of joy.
Because, as it is now…I don’t want to see the movie I just read.
It’s fixable, and I’m leaving out enough of the plot in hopes that someone with the power to do so fixes it.
If you’re a fan of ‘The Crow’ you should support this reboot effort. However, that doesn’t mean you can’t demand excellence from your genre movies. You are the audience after all.
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