Round and round goes the planned Crow reboot film. New names added, Old names fall away. I could go on and on like others about the no name director and the actor I have never heard of, but that combination is what made the first one great, so I will hold my tongue.
Normally, when a great movie is getting a reboot, I am the first one to sigh, roll my eyes, and ask why the movie needed to be made. This is different.
While the original is a gothic masterpiece that I still watch every year, there is so much in source material that was left out of it. I would love to see some of that brought into a new movie.
The comics are a stunning meditation on love, death, hatred, justice, and revenge. It paints a sweet yet violent picture of a man who lost his love and his life in a random act of violence. In return, he returns to the land of the living to destroy those who killed them.
The Crow is a visionary masterpiece (I know I have already used that word before, bur it is the only one that fits). A hypnagogic nightmare of love, loss, and agony, the books paint visions of inner pain and turmoil that I have not see the like of since Blade Runner.
I can only hope that whoever makes this movie, they will make the wise choice and include some of this scenes. From the valentine with hollow eyes to the stampede into barbed wire. If the director can create the same hallucinogenic terror from the book, the new film will be different and spectacular.
The biggest danger is that they will simplify the story down to an action film or a horror film. It needs to be both, or it will not work.