The Crow…Please Just Leave It AlonePosted: April 30, 2013
In My Humble Opinion: The original Crow with Brandon Lee is a great movie that needs to be left alone. I’ll be the first to admit that I’m not the most reliable person when it comes to taking a stance against remakes though. I think I allow my love of the original movie to cloud my judgment when it comes to it being remade. When I hear a movie is being remade, if I liked the original, generally my initial reaction is one of excitement. When I heard Total Recall was being redone I was giddy. When I heard Red Dawn was being updated I was excited. Of course, we all know how those movies turned out right? I honestly haven’t even watched these two remakes yet because the nostalgia and excitement I once had has dissipated. Don’t get me wrong, sometimes the remakes can be okay. The Karate Kid was a movie I loved as a kid and the remake with Jaden Smith and Jackie Chan is a decent movie that I can sit down with my son and enjoy (though I still think they should have just called it The Kung Fu Kid and had it be a stand alone movie) The Evil Dead is another one that seems to have worked out well and has gotten good reviews…so you can see why I’m always back and forth when it comes to remakes right?
That being said, leave The Crow alone. The original 1994 version is a great movie that has stood the test of time. I can still watch the movie today and be impressed with it. Unfortunately, Hollywood wants to remake it…or reboot the franchise. That’s kind of funny, “reboot the franchise” considering all the sequels were garbage. Rumors are that Tom Hiddleston (Loki from Thor and The Avengers) has been tapped to play the lead role. I will admit, Tom Hiddleston would probably do a great job and seems like a good fit (No Sean…hold your ground, it doesn’t need to be remade) I’ve also heard that Alexander Skarsgard (True Blood) is in talks of filling the shoes once filled by Brandon Lee. Whether Hollywood moves forward or not, only time will tell. Personally, I’d like to see the idea of the remake abandoned. If for no other reason than to allow the legacy of Brandon Lee to remain. It almost seems disrespectful to remake the movie that the young, up and coming actor tragically died on while filming.