Movie Plot – The Crow: Salvation: Alex Corvis returns to the world of the living thanks to the powers of the crow. Now he can solve the murder of a young woman he was falsely accused of.
Director: Bharat Nalluri
Writers: James O’Barr, Chip Johannessen
Cast: Eric Mabius, Kirsten Dunst, William Atherton, Debbie Fan
If you have seen the first two Crow films, then you already know how this one goes. It is four perpetrators with one leader, so always the same formula. Of course, this didn’t hurt in the first movie since it was fresh then. They should change it to be a little more creative. Only the ending they do change.
I would say the Crow: City of Angels is better. However, The Crow: Salvation has a better ending. Yeah, I was not too fond of the last battle in City of Angels. That was just garbage. And, if you’re confused why I still preferred the second film. Well, it’s simply because I thought that overall, Salvation had a worse script. I had times where I was really confused about what is going on. I didn’t have that with the other two films. It could be because I kept on losing my focus, which is mainly a bad thing.
In my other reviews, I’ve already written that I don’t know that much about The Crow character. I don’t know what all his powers are, so I don’t know if it’s accurate to the comic books either.
In The Crow: Salvation, he has a new power, except they don’t really show you the transformation. Correct me if I’m wrong with this one in the comments. It seems he can change into a crow, and he used that to escape from places. This is a power I haven’t seen in the other films. All in all, I was okay with it.
This time, no makeup was used on his face either. Instead, his face was burned, and under the charred skin, there was a “Crow” face. That’s something I was okay with it. The look wasn’t impressive as in the other films.
The Crow: Salvation starts with Alexis Corvis being sentenced to death but wrongfully convicted. Soon he discovers who is behind it, and this time it is not ordinary criminals but cops. With that, he does some research on who were all these crooked cops.
Kirsten Dunst also stars in this film as the victim’s sister, Erin Randall. I honestly didn’t care much for her at all. One of the last scenes was a bit freaky with her, though. I also had no idea why that was necessary.
And is it me, or is there more talking in this film? Dialogue is not usually a bad thing, but in a Crow movie, I prefer it less. In the very first movie with Brandon Lee, everything felt mysterious. That was also what made that movie so good. Now, it feels like anyone you can have a regular conversation with the Crow. Don’t give us that crap. Keep it mysterious!
I had always heard that The Crow: Salvation was terrible, yet I must admit that it was slightly better than expected. Nevertheless, it is still bad, but not disastrous.