The Crow: Salvation by Bharat Nalluri on CanalSat (Syfy)
My rating: 6 out of 10 stars
Alex Corvis returns to the world of the living to solve the murder of a young woman that he was wrongly accused of.
I have to confess that I have not (yet) seen the original The Crow movie. The original have gotten quite good reviews in general. The Crow: Salvation is the third installment in the series and didn’t fare as well with the critics. After seeing it I think the ratings are a bit unfair. To me it is a quite okay little horror movie. Seeing this one definitely makes me want to see the original.
I quite like the basic story about Alex Corvis returning from the dead, with some handy supernatural healing abilities and a nice scary look, to avenge himself on the people that murdered his girlfriend and, indirectly, him as well.
There are some cool scenes where the bad guys realize this is not the usual crackpot roaming around. That usually happens just before they die. Eric Mabius plays the the role of Alex Corvis / The Crow quite well in my opinion with a nice touch of insane look when dealing with the crooked coops.
Sometimes it get’s a bit weird and there’s the odd illogical scene where people turn up in spots where there’s no real explanation. Especially towards the end where the big bad guy and his girlfriend turns out to be some really weird psychos. At least one scene seemed to be shown out of order as well. You get to see the fake scares being prepared on a arm but the scene where they shoot the guy who’s arm they use doesn’t come until later in the movie.
Bottom line, I quite liked the movie. A nice and not too silly horror/slasher movie with a nice creepy atmosphere and acceptable acting. Actually the acting is quite good for being a horror movie.