The Crow Week – The Crow: Wicked Prayer (2005)

logoDirector: Lance Mungia

Writer: Lance Mungia, Jeff Most, Sean Hood (Screenplay) James O’ Barr (Comic Book Characters)

Starring: Edward Furlong, David Boreanaz, Tara Reid, Emmanelle Chriqui, Danny Trejo, Dennis Hopper

Plot: On his way to becoming an immortal demon, gangleader Luc Crash (Boreanaz) orchestrates the murder of Jimmy Cuervo (Furlong) and his girlfriend, Lily (Chriqui).

There may be spoilers the rest of the review

Verdict: Poorly Modernised

Story: The Crow Wicked Prayer starts by showing three men Pestilence (Okumoto), War (Chong) and Famine (Ortiz) playing a major part in a miner strike gone wrong which is just a distraction to help Luc Crash (Boreanaz) escape from county jail to continue his satanic cult along with girlfriend Lola (Reid).

Next we meet young lovers Jimmy Cuervo (Furlong) and Lilly (Chriqui) as they plan on running away together after her priest father Harold (Trejo) disapproves of their relationship. When Luc comes after the young lovers for revenge he kills them both in an act of revenge against the Indian tribe the banished them. As the films before have shown us Jimmy will return from the legend of the Crow and kill everyone responsible for his lover and his own death.

The Crow Wicked Prayer brings the Crow up against his deadliest enemy to day with the inclusion of a satanic cult. I did like the idea that the original murder is more personal which is a good change in direction. Now for the negative, the crow looks so weak and comes back way to easily with nothing pushing the return like the previous ideas with a set day. Everything ends up feeling messy building up to the final fight. This film feels different but doesn’t capture the changing ideas. (4/10)

Actor Review

Edward Furlong: Jimmy Cuervo/The Crow is the young lover who gets murdered by a gang only to return to kill everyone responsible for his death. Edward really has struggled to become the adult star his childhood movies had promised us. (4/10)

David Boreanaz: Luc Crash is the leader of the satanic cult that kills Jimmy and his lover in his quest to become immortal while driving his men with the idea that he will become Satan. David over does the villainous role in this one. (5/10)

Tara Reid: Lola Byrne is the spiritual sidekick of Luc Crash who is performing the spells to make his returns as Satan happen, she is twisted and shows this by taking Lillys eyes. Tara Reid enough said. (2/10)

Support Cast: The Crow Wicked Prayer has the trademark villains and supporting roles from Danny Trejo and Dennis Hopper, wow just showing what they will turn up in.

Director Review: Lance Mungia Lance does a not have the best direction style because it ends up feeling lost through the story. (4/10)

Fantasy: The Crow Wicked Prayer does use the legend of the Crow to bring fantasy but counteracts the idea with satanic cults. (5/10)

Settings: The Crow Wicked Prayer uses a different settings with the small town of miners that could lose their jobs for the settings. (8/10)

Suggestion: The Crow Wicked Prayer is one that the fans should watch to finish the series but otherwise it can be missed. (Fans Watch)

Best Part: The idea of the Crow versus Satan.

Worst Part: Ed Furlong doesn’t work as the Crow.

Believability: No (0/10)

Chances of Tears: No (0/10)

Chances of Sequel: Was last one.

Post Credits Scene: No

Oscar Chances: No

Runtime: 1 Hour 39 Minutes

Tagline: Passion..Revenge…Eternity.

Overall: Disappointing final nail in the coffin of the franchise.

Rating 30

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