New THE CROW Still Released; First Reaction Describes Upcoming Reboot As "Unwatchable"

New THE CROW Still Released; First Reaction Describes Upcoming Reboot As "Unwatchable"

Lionsgate's The Crow reboot is set to take flight this August, and one notable Hollywood writer/director caught an early screening. He wasn't overly impressed...

By MarkCassidy - Jun 08, 2024 08:06 PM EST
Filed Under: The Crow
Source: Via FearHQ

It's probably fair to say that there hasn't been a lot of positivity surrounding Lionsgate's upcoming reboot of The Crow. 

Fans of the '90s film starring Brandon Lee weren't exactly enthusiastic about the prospect of a new take on James O'Barr's acclaimed graphic novel before the first trailer and stills dropped, and the backlash only intensified when we got a first look at Bill Skarsgård in action as Eric Draven.

Now, a first reaction to the movie has been shared online by Warrior writer Cliff Dorfman, who actually tagged the studio after catching an early screening. Dorfman clearly thought better of it and deleted the post shortly after, but not quickly enough!

"If hypothetically, one happened to see a screening of @TheCrow_Movie #thecrow which @Lionsgate is releasing in August, one might say, it’s horrible, it’s unwatchable, don’t waste your money, or can’t believe it’s so much worse than the original. It is. And don’t."


It might be worth noting that Dorfman penned the screenplay for an earlier version of The Crow that was going to be directed by F. Javier Gutierrez, so his opinion may not be completely unbiased. Even so, it's difficult to imagine too many fans being overly surprised by this verdict.

Check out a new look at Draven below via Bloody Disgusting.

Alex Proyas, who helmed the original film, has previously shared his not-so enthusiastic thoughts on the remake, and returned to social media earlier this year to comment on the trailer receiving over 50,000 dislikes on YouTube after being online for one day (that number has since risen to over 88,000).

"I really don't get any joy from seeing negativity about any fellow filmmaker's work," the director began. "And I'm certain the cast and crew really had all good intentions, as we all do on any film. So it pains me to say any more on this topic, but I think the fan's response speaks volumes. THE CROW is not just a movie. Brandon Lee died making it, and it was finished as a testament to his lost brilliance and tragic loss. It is his legacy. That's how it should remain. The sheer amount of dislikes on The Crow remake's trailer might be a bad sign for how the movie will perform."

The synopsis reads: "Soulmates Eric Draven (Skarsgård) and Shelly Webster (FKA twigs) are brutally murdered when the demons of her dark past catch up with them. Given the chance to save his true love by sacrificing himself, Eric sets out to seek merciless revenge on their killers, traversing the worlds of the living and the dead to put the wrong things right."

The movie will also star Danny Huston, Laura Birn, Sami Bouajila, and Jordan Bolger in undisclosed roles. Zach Baylin and Will Schneider penned the script.

The new take on The Crow will hit theaters on August 23, 2024.

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TheNewYorker - 6/8/2024, 8:11 PM
Origame - 6/8/2024, 8:12 PM
Your mom is unwatchable!

(Sorry, I actually fully agree from what I've seen).
Malatrova15 - 6/8/2024, 8:42 PM
@Origame - okei dats enug bodi
Origame - 6/8/2024, 8:51 PM
@Malatrova15 - one of these days I will know what your deal is.
EgoEgor - 6/8/2024, 8:55 PM
@Malatrova15 - are you having a stroke? Are there heavy burtations outside?
TheLight - 6/8/2024, 8:13 PM
"If hypothetically, one happened to see a screening of @TheCrow_Movie #thecrow which @Lionsgate is releasing in August, one might say, it’s horrible, it’s unwatchable, don’t waste your money, or can’t believe it’s so much worse than the original. It is. And don’t."

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harryba11zack - 6/8/2024, 8:14 PM
I guess this generation just isn't ready for crying nipple tattoos
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Origame - 6/8/2024, 8:35 PM
@harryba11zack - never noticed, but Adam Sandler is obsessed with pudgy guys rubbing their nipples.

Origame - 6/8/2024, 8:36 PM
EgoEgor - 6/8/2024, 8:56 PM
@harryba11zack - nipples cry milk, dummy.
harryba11zack - 6/8/2024, 9:38 PM
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Lisa89 - 6/8/2024, 8:15 PM
Why would we trust the word of someone who does not like the original classic? Fuсk this pindick.
HashTagSwagg - 6/8/2024, 9:05 PM
@Lisa89 -
ObserverIO - 6/9/2024, 4:39 AM
@Lisa89 - How do we know that he doesn't like the original?
Lisa89 - 6/9/2024, 9:34 AM
@ObserverIO - He said he "can’t believe it’s so much worse than the original". Someone who liked the original wouldn't have phrased it this way unless they were an idiot. Either way, we should not trust their opinion.
ObserverIO - 6/9/2024, 1:49 PM
@Lisa89 - I guess you're right. I just thought he meant like he couldn't believe how much worse it was, but now I'm reading it differently.
PartyKiller - 6/8/2024, 8:17 PM
Should've made her a woman and made her gay.
Vigor - 6/8/2024, 8:20 PM
@PartyKiller - should have
dracula - 6/8/2024, 8:36 PM
@PartyKiller - really could have considering there are multiple crow comics

Could have done a female crow

But no they do Eric Draven
IAmAHoot - 6/8/2024, 8:20 PM
You may have wanted to mention his very direct bias before sharing his quote.
TK420 - 6/8/2024, 8:21 PM
The Crow belongs to Gen-X. It's not for Zoomers.
bobevanz - 6/8/2024, 8:56 PM
@TK420 - zoomers are the worst, I'm a millennial and half of the stupid shit from my era makes even the slightest bit of the new shtick to give someone brain damage
ObserverIO - 6/9/2024, 4:45 AM
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Nolanite - 6/8/2024, 8:23 PM
Maybe it should have been a black woman loaded with tattoos who is a tranny and very poor feeding off of welfare every month.
Sounds better than what we are getting.
Nolanite out
HermanM - 6/8/2024, 8:25 PM
Nobody asked for this.

That said, the original is not that great.
AmazingFILMporg - 6/8/2024, 8:36 PM
Even though most hated the trailer I was surprised some of you liked the trailer. Everytime they played the trailer in theaters people laughed. I felt embarrassed for the talent involved 😅
bobevanz - 6/8/2024, 8:36 PM
@AmazingFILMporg - hey you! Where in the world have you been!
AmazingFILMporg - 6/8/2024, 10:10 PM
@bobevanz - in your thoughts 🫡....
ObserverIO - 6/9/2024, 4:51 AM
@AmazingFILMporg - They played the trailer in front of the 30th anniversary screening of the original. You could just feel it suck all the energy out of the room. People groaned and sighed.

And this is at a screening of the 1994 classic, this is your main demographic right here.
AmazingFILMporg - 6/9/2024, 10:34 AM
@ObserverIO -


How embarrassing. Bill about to have 2 films flop at the boxoffice. He isn't a leading man. More of a great character actor
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