These are what we call the 'YMMV items.' Things that some people find in this work. We call them 'your mileage might vary' because not everyone sees these things in the same way. This starts discussions in the trope lists, a thing we don't want. Please use the discussion page if you'd like to discuss any of these items.
YMMV: The Crow
Works in this franchise with their own YMMV pages:
Narm: Some of Eric's dialogue in both movie and comic can fall flat, particularly when he starts going really off the deep end after the Gin Mill. Of course, he is pretty nuts, so this might be the singular case where Narm is a Justified Trope.
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.
Awesome Music: 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.
Complete Monster: The comic version of Funboy is inhuman. "Dude, half her head's gone." "I ain't interested in her head, man ..." Oddly, Funboy is the only villain in the comic who doesn't get brutally murdered by Eric, and is instead allowed to die by a self-inflicted heroin overdose. Though just before he dies Funboy seems to realize what a waste of space he is, and while he admits he feels no guilt about his deeds, he knows that he should.
Chaotic Evil: Top Dollar, as exemplified in his "Are we having fun or what?!" speech.
Complete Monster: Top Dollar and his henchmen. Three of them rape and beat to death a harmless girl and also have her boyfriend (Eric) shot and thrown out the window. But Top Dollar is the one who ordered it, and that makes him even worse than them.
Top Dollar only ordered his goons to attack Shelly and make her stop her complains. The two lovers died because Eric came home too early. Tin-tin first killed Eric and the rest of the crew decided that it's easier to just kill them both than try to cover it up. Yes, they are monsters, but the point is that Top Dollar never gave order to "kill them both and rape the girl".
T-Bird: "We needed to put some fear into that little lady, she wasn't going along with our tenant relocation program. Then her idiot boyfriend shows up and turns a simple, sweep´n´clear into a total cluster fuck! "
Not that Top Dollar feels some kind of remorse even if he never ordered to kill both Eric and Shelly: "So I'm sorry if I spoiled your wedding plans, there, friend. But if it's any consolation to you, you have put a smile on my face."
Designated Villain: Gideon, whose only crimes are being an opportunist (it's not as if he killed all those newlyweds off of whom countless criminals pawned wedding rings) and trying to stop a weirdo with a painted face from intruding on his property late at night. But that doesn't stop Eric from vindictively torching his pawn shop with gasoline.
Eric: Each one of these...is a life. A life you helped destroy.
It's even worse in the comic, where Eric cold-bloodedly shoots Gideon dead with his own Walther handgun.
Gideon does, however, clearly know that people have been robbed and possibly killed for all of these items. His reaction to spotting blood on the purse one of the villains sells him is only annoyance that it makes it obviously stolen and impossible to sell. He may not do the killing, but he clearly enabled the killers and was at best indifferent to their crimes. Tin-Tin also calls him a child molester, but we don't know if that's true.
"Funny Aneurysm" Moment: 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.
Harsher in Hindsight: 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".
Hilarious in Hindsight: The film famously quotes the line "Abashed the Devil stood and felt how awful goodness is" from John Milton's Paradise Lost. Director Alex Proyas is currently (As of 2012) working on a film adaption of the epic poem.
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 ...in more than a couple of scenes.