Movie Plot – The Crow: City of Angels: The spirit of the Crow resurrects another man, Ashe Corven seeking revenge for the murder of his son.
Director: Tim Pope
Writer: David S. Goyer
Cast: Vincent Perez, Mia Kirshner, Richard Brooks
Another dead man comes back to life
In the American town of Detroit, Ashe Corven (Vincent Perez) and his son witness a gruesome murder by a bunch of drug dealers. Because they are in the wrong place at the wrong time, the gang decides to kill them as well. Ashe and his son are tied together with a rope and dumped in the harbor. Ashe returns from the realm of the dead during the “Night of the Dead” to put right the great injustice done to him and his son and to make the murderers pay for their actions.
A mysterious black crow leads him to the group responsible for his death. On his way to justice, he meets Sarah (Mia Kirshner) with whom he turns out to have a spiritual bond and with whom he goes in search of his killers. The indestructible Ashe deals with the gang members one by one in the “Night of the Dead.”
A copy of the first film
The Crow II City Of Angels is the stand-alone sequel to The Crow. Involuntarily you’re going to compare this sequel with the original and then only one thing can be concluded that the story unfortunately offers nothing new and is actually an extremely skinny copy of the original film. In this film there is no reference back to the original which makes the film itself easy to follow. The only character left from The Crow is the older Sarah. But she, too, no longer has any relationship with Eric Draven (Brandon Lee) from the first part.
I have to say that Ashe Corven felt differently as Eric Draven. Sometimes it felt like he was performing, or acting like a kind of clown. The enemies also feel as if they are clowns. I really have to stop comparing them to clowns. But, that’s how I felt about them.
This film also has darker colors, although there is a bit more color. The first Crow film was very black and white. And frankly, I thought the new colors was a good thing. The images are a bit clearer to see, and still makes the film something different. Just a pity that the story is pretty copy-paste.
What this film also suffers from is its duration. The director had focused on a two-hour film, and it was only an hour and 20 minutes. Some parts were rushed, and you could feel that some parts were just left out. And, I also believe this affected the story telling of the movie.
Also, one of the last scenes was badly done. I understand that special effects weren’t great back then, but this was just cracking bad.
It may look like I hate the film, but I was still somehow entertained. So in the end, The Crow: City of Angels is okay. That’s why I give it 2.5 stars.