In this article, I am going to be talking all about The Crow, the movie. It is actually a 1994 dark fantasy superhero movie that came out in America first. It was actually directed by Alex Proyas, and it starred Brandon Lee, which happened to be his final performance. This movie is actually based on a comic book of the same name, and it tells the story of Eric Draven, a rock musician who is revived to actually avenge the murder and rape of his fiance, as well as his own death as well.
The lead actor Brandon Lee was accidentally wounded on set during the filming by a defective blank ammunition, and he later died in the hospital, during surgery. He actually died because of an accident onset. With only eight days left in production and a few unfinished scenes that were to feature him, they made sure to deal with it with a re-written format in the script. They also made use of a stunt double and some Digital special effects. The film is actually dedicated to Lee and his fiance.
Despite a lot of production setbacks because of Lee's death, the movie was actually released with a lot of positive reviews.
The rotten tomatoes critical consensus actually describes the movie as it is an action-packed visual feast. The movie also opened at the top of the box office, and it attained a very strong cult following. It also happens to be one of the first instalment of a huge franchise which includes three sequels and even a TV show. It actually became really popular indeed.
It came out on May 13 in 1994, and the runtime was around 102 minutes. It initially came out in the United States of America, and it is spread out to the world. The box office budget was around $23 million, but it actually ended up making almost $100 million.
Since it has a very strong cult following, hundreds of people keep talking about this movie even now, even though it's been more than 20 years since it came out. A lot of people are very passionate about this particular franchise, and they even do some role-playing.
In the month of March 1993, Lee was actually filming a scene where his character was shot after witnessing the beating and also the rape of his fiance. A previous scene using the same gun had called a dummy cartridge fitted with bullets, but no powder or primer to be loaded in the revolver. For some close-up scenes, the police were clearly visible from the front, but it did not require the gun to be actually fired. The dummy cottages provide a more realistic appearance than the blank rounds, but they have no bullet. Due to some technical difficulties, the crew actually misplaced some live charges into it.