[[caption-width-right:295:"If two people really love each other, nothing can keep them apart."]]

A 1996 film, the sequel to the ''Film/TheCrow'', written by David S. Goyer and directed by Tim Pope.

Instead of Eric Draven the indie rock guitarist and his fiancee Shelly who are murdered after Shelly protests tenant eviction in the wrong neighborhood, we have Ashe Corven the motorcycle mechanic and his son Danny, who are murdered after Danny accidentally causes them to witness a gangland killing in the wrong neighborhood. Instead of Devil's Night in Detroit we have All Saint's Day in Los Angeles. Instead of a gang of interestingly named and dressed street thugs called Tin-Tin, Fun Boy, Skank and Top Dollar, we have a gang of interestingly named and drssed street thugs called Spider Monkey, Nemo, Kali and Curve. Instead of archvillain crime lord Top Dollar and consort-with-mystic-knowledge Myca, we have archvillain crime lord Judah and consort-with-mystic-knowledge Sibyl. Instead of... oh, never mind. Sarah from the first film is in this one though, as an adult, now played by Mia Kirshner.

!!This film contains examples of the following tropes:

* ADateWithRosiePalms: Nemo's death scene takes place at a peepshow parlor.
* AlternateEnding: Two endings exist for the film, and they are wildly different.
** [[spoiler: The first is the director-intended DownerEnding, has a pause during the final battle, after the crow has been killed, which greatly weakens Ashe. Danny appears to him in a vision, and tells him if he doesn't die now, he will never be able to again. Ashe refuses and returns to life to save Sarah. However, Sarah is then sadly killed by Judah. As she is dying, she gives Ashe Eric's wedding ring, and they declare their love for each other. Eric then receives a HeroicSecondWind and uses a murder of crows to devour Judah. The film then ends with Ashe as an immortal wandering the earth, unable to die and reunite in the afterlife with Danny and Sarah.]]
** [[spoiler: The second ending (created by ''Creator/HarveyWeinstein'') is somewhat more optimistic. The crow still dies, but Ashe does not receive a vision from Danny. Sarah also dies the same way, and after Ashe is able to defeat Judah, he his able to peacefully cross over in the afterlife with Sarah and Danny.]]
* BareYourMidriff: Ashe and Curve's shirts show off a couple inches of skin.
* BadassLongcoat: One of the design conventions of the first film that the sequel followed. To help differentiate, Ashe's coat was designed to evoke the image of a priest's cassock.
* BigBad: Judah Earl.
* BlindSeer: Sybil became so tormented by her visions that she gouged her own eyes out. It didn't help.
* BrokenBird: The adult Sarah, which is sad given that the first film ended on a hopeful note for her character.
* ContinuityNod: Numerous ones to the first film. Sarah still owns Gabriel the cat, has Eric's old Fool mask, and wears Shelley's wedding ring. She also picks up a stray girl off the streets and gets her some food, just as Officer Albrecht did for her when she was young.
* CoolOldGuy: Sarah's boss, Noah, played by Ian Drury.
* CrapsackWorld: WordOfGod states that the film is set in a deliberately much shittier version of Los Angeles.
* [[CrucifiedHeroShot Crucified Bird Shot]]: Ashe's crow spread on its back and its wings impaled with daggers. While it's still alive.
* DeathOfAChild: Ashe's son Danny is killed by the villains while Ashe is forced to watch.
* DiedInYourArmsTonight: [[spoiler: Sarah]].
* DownerEnding: Ashe avenges his son's murder and defeats the bad guys, but [[spoiler: Sarah's dead too.]]
* DreamingOfTimesGoneBy: Sarah has dreams about Ashe and his son being murdered long after they are already dead.
* DystopiaJustifiesTheMeans: Judah Earl is convinced that he has visited {{Hell}} in the past and liked what he saw. He takes control of Los Angeles and tries to recreate his vision on the entire city, flooding it with dangerous drugs and forcing the people to live in a rundown place filled with vices and in fear of him. He kills one of his dealers for objecting that the amount of addicts who die is hurting their profits, suggesting that he prefers further corruption over money.
* EeriePaleSkinnedBrunette: Sarah, as played by Mia Kirshner.
* EyeScream: The baddies attack Noah at his workplace and try to torture him into revealing where Sarah is, using what implements they find lying around. Noah works in a tattoo parlor. Nemo also gets this with Ashe pushing his eyes in.
* FantasticDrug: Trinity.
* TheFerryman: Invoked by Ashe when he informs the mortally wounded Curve that people used to place coins in the mouths of corpses so they could pay the ferryman who took them across the Styx. He enacts the ritual on Curve.
* HellSeeker: Judah Earl, the cultist drug dealer villain, is convinced that he witnessed Hell during a NearDeathExperience and loved it. Since he can't go back there again without dying, he decides the next best thing is to [[HellOnEarth shape the world in Hell's image]].
* ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice:
** Judah ritualistically kills Ashe's crow by holding it down on its back and driving two daggers through its wings and one through its heart. NoAnimalsWereHarmed but it's excruciating to watch.
** Judah himself, courtesy of an enraged Ashe. It doesn't [[GoodThingYouCanHeal take.]]
* [[CarFu Motorcycle Fu]].
* MeaningfulName: Quite a few. [[BlindSeer Sibyl]] means a seer or psychic, and [[WouldHurtAChild Kali]], Judah's bloodthirsty [[TheDragon Dragon]], shares her name with a Hindu death goddess.
* ParentalAbandonment: Danny's drug-addicted mother left the scene shortly after he was born. It is implied that Darla either died from drug use or abandoned Sarah sometime after the first film.
* PragmaticVillainy: One of Judah's underlings destroyed a large batch of Judah's drugs because it was killing off the people who used it. However, the guy spun the bad drugs as being bad for business, rather than being morally repugnant. [[spoiler: Judah kills him with the bad drugs for his trouble.]]
* PublicExecution: After gaining the Crow's powers, Judah tries his attempt at a public execution on Ashe by hanging him from a street light in front of the whole town.
* RefusalOfTheCall: Ashe is much more hesitant than Eric to go on a RoaringRampageOfRevenge. Sarah has to help talk him into it.
* ReplacementGoldfish: Sarah is drawn to Ashe because he reminds her so much of Eric.
* {{Sadist}}: Judah Earl admits point blank to one of his goons he executes (because the guy objected that [[PragmaticVillainy the bad quality of their drugs was cutting into their profits]] since it killed too many customers) that hurting people is his only enjoyment.
-->'''Judah:''' Weren't you listening before, Basset? I said we all have our pleasures. Mine is the pain of others.
* ScaryBlackMan: Judah.
* ShowerOfAngst: Sarah takes one at the start of the film, after waking up from a nightmare. It combines {{Fanservice}} (naked Mia Kirshner) with plot information (Sarah has self-harming scars and several large tattoos, suggesting that things haven't gone well for her since the end of the first film).
* SuddenSequelDeathSyndrome: [[spoiler:Sarah from the first film is killed off]].
* TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture: WordOfGod states that this is the film's setting. It is reflected in the fact that an adult Sarah is a character in the film and, when you look closely, in the production and costume design.
* ViewersAreMorons: Pleasingly averted. In earlier drafts of the script Ashe was a teenager and Danny was his kid brother. It was ultimately decided that fans of ''The Crow'' were, after all, emotionally mature enough to empathise with an adult losing a child, and that the presumed target demographic of the film (ie teenage boys) did not need a protagonist to be just like them in order to relate.
* WhatBeautifulEyes: There are many, ''many'' close-ups of both Ashe's and Sarah's eyes throughout the film. In Sarah's case, it's {{Foreshadowing}} of [[spoiler: her death.]]
* WouldHurtAChild: Kali (RareFemaleExample), TheDragon to Judah Earl, kills Ashe's very young son without batting a lash.
* YouHaveFailedMe: Judah is introduced killing one of his drug dealers for destroying a large stash of drugs because it killed too many users to make a return profit.