Sunday, March 14, 2010
The Crow: Salvation (2000, Bharat Nalluri)
I read some reviews that said The Crow: Salvation was the best of the 3 Crow sequels. I really enjoyed The Crow: City of Angels so if the review was right then I would presumably like this one too. I'm not a huge fan (or fan at all really) of Kirsten Dunst but I thought maybe some star power would increase the chances of the film being decent.
The Crow: Salvation is about Alex Corvis (Eric Mabius), who becomes fried chicken in the electric chair for killing his girlfriend. He is innocent though and is resurrected by The Crow to find out who really killed her. All he knows is that the group responsible was led by a man with a zig zag scar on his arm. One by one, Alex kills each gang member trying to find the identity of the man with the scar. Along the way, he convinces Erin (Dunst), his girlfriend's sister that he is innocent and to help him.
The Crow: Salvation was kind of meh. It had that DTV feeling that it just wasn't good enough to hit the big screens, Kirsten Dunst or not. First of all, the Crow had short hair. A stupid argument, but c'mon. At least give him the right hairdo. Eric Mabius wasn't bad but his character was lacking. The rest of the cast were ok, nothing spectacular. The story was decent, with a little whodunnit plot to make it not another clone of the first two, but it just didn't really feel like The Crow.