Works in this franchise with their own YMMV pages:

* ''YMMV/TheCrowCityOfAngels''
* ''YMMV/TheCrowSalvation''
* ''YMMV/TheCrowWickedPrayer''
* ''YMMV/TheCrowStairwayToHeaven''

!![[Franchise/TheCrow The franchise in general]]:

* {{Sequelitis}}: In both media.
* TheWoobie:
** Eric and Shelley. Hot ''damn''.
** James O'Barr. All the pain, self-hatred and survivors guilt Eric displays is taken from his own experiences with his fiancee dying. Even worse, he became extremely close with Brandon Lee, only to have him taken away too.
** Brandon Lee and Michael Masse.

!![[ComicBook/TheCrow The comicbooks]]:

* SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic: Yes, for a graphic novel. Trust Obey released a soundtrack entitled "Fear and Bullets: Music to Accompany the Crow Comic Book" and is specifically made to play while you read.
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* SugarWiki/AwesomeArt: Flesh And Blood, and Dead Time have the best art.
* TearJerker: ''The Crow: Curare'' features a detective obsessed over a brutal rape and murder of a small child named Carrie, whom the Crow brings back. Carrie, however, doesn't really understand what's happened to her and interprets things as a child would, which somehow makes the whole thing even worse.

!![[Film/TheCrow The first film]]:

* AdaptationDisplacement: Though not for hardcore comics fans.
* SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic: Both Graeme Revell's score, which won awards, and the soundtrack, which featured notable bands as MyLifeWithTheThrillKillKult, Music/TheCure, a Music/JoyDivision cover by Music/NineInchNails, among others. Mostly James O'Barr's favorite bands at the time he created the comic and whose songs were frequently referenced and used thematically in the comic.
* ChaoticEvil: Top Dollar gives a speech about evil and chaos that is practically a psalm about this alignment.
-->''Greed is for amateurs. Chaos, disorder, anarchy... '''now that's fun!'''''
* CompleteMonster: Top Dollar is a Detroit crime boss who established himself as the supreme ruler of all criminal activity in the city. He's a [[ChaosIsEvil chaotic]] [[PyroManiac arsonist]] who [[ForTheEvulz enjoys destruction and murder purely for its own sake]], with his philosophy summed up best by his "Are we having fun or what?!" line to his fellow crime bosses. He organizes Devil's Night, in which buildings are burned down all throughout the city. He orders people terrorized out of their homes, and one such couple includes Eric Draven and his fiance Shelley, who are both violently murdered and Shelley also raped by his goons. He didn't specifically give the order for the murders, but he expresses no regret when he learns about it and admits responsibility. He eventually becomes tired of the profit reaped from the arson and other activities, and announces his plans at a criminal convention to burn down everything simply ForTheEvulz. His depravity extends to [[VillainousIncest an incestuous relationship with his half-sister]], whom he seems to enjoy purely as a sexual consort and for her supernatural knowledge, [[spoiler:expressing no noticeable sorrow after her death.]] Even at the end he indicates he's enjoyed the thrill of it all, and hopes he'll find someone else as capable an opponent as Eric.
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* CrossesTheLineTwice: Eric's Jesus joke, not helped by the fact that he's saying it to Funboy while the latter is high on morphine and shooting at him to no effect as Eric moves in for the kill.
--> '''The Crow:''' Jesus Christ? Stop me if you heard this one. "Jesus Christ walks into a motel. ''*gunshot*'' [[MajorInjuryUnderreaction Ow,]] he hands the inkeeper three nails and he asks-" ''*gunshot*''
--> '''Funboy:''' Don't you ever fucking die!!?
--> '''The Crow:''' "Would you put me up for the night?!"
* EvilIsCool: [[BigBad Top Dollar]] is very well-regarded by fans due to his hilarious lines, awesome voice, memorable appearance, and general badassery.
* EvilIsSexy: Myca.
** [[BigBad Top]] [[SharpDressedMan Dollar]] as well.
* FunnyAneurysmMoment: The movie is about a guy who returned to life after being shot dead, starring a guy who was accidentally shot dead during filming. Not that this is funny, but Eric's occasional flippancy about being dead and people intending to kill him definitely qualify for this. One particularly jarring line, "Take your shot, Funboy - you got me dead bang" is spoken to the character whose actor pulled the trigger.
-->"[[WhyWontYouDie Don't you ever fucking die?!]]"
* GeniusBonus: Eric's makeup is meant to resemble the theatre mask for {{irony}}. After all, what's more ironic than getting killed by a murder victim?
* HarsherInHindsight: It's ''really'' hard to watch behind-the-scenes interviews of Brandon Lee in which he's talking so reflexively about his character coming back from the dead, complete with lines like how "we should live life to the fullest, because it could end at any moment".
* HeReallyCanAct: Brandon Lee, holy shit. Most of his movies prior to this play him as a skilled martial artist, yet with a laid back comedic personality. ''The Crow'', on the other hand, shows him PlayingAgainstType as the deeply hurt and revenge-driven Eric Draven and not only is it successful, '''it is scary'''. The fact that he died in the making of this movie makes his performance more haunting.
* HilariousInHindsight:
** The film famously quotes the line "Abashed the Devil stood and felt how awful goodness is" from John Milton's ''Literature/ParadiseLost''. Director Alex Proyas is currently (As of 2012) working on a film adaption of the epic poem.
** Michael Wincott plays BigBad Top Dollar in this movie. 18 years later he would go on to play ''another'' [[Videogame/DarksidersII raven-haired anti-hero with a crow companion]].
* SeinfeldIsUnfunny: The film has not aged well, especially in comparison to later superhero films like ''Film/TheDarkKnight'' and the Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse.
* SpecialEffectFailure:
** The compositing of Brandon Lee's face over his double after his death is not ''that'' noticeable, unless you are paying attention. But you gotta cut them slack under the circumstances - no one had ever done the effect before.
** Michael Wincott's hair extensions to give him those long, flowing locks are, well, pretty obvious more than a couple of scenes.
** Eric's hand in the scene where Fun Boy shoots it is obviously a prosthetic when he holds it up to show the bullet hole. It's most obvious by the way it stays completely still when Eric is moving around slightly.
* {{Squick}}:
** When Eric grabs Darla's wrist and magically causes the morphine in her veins to leak out.
** The eyeballs. Egads, the eyeballs.
* TastesLikeDiabetes: The romanticized flashbacks of Eric and Shelly's love.