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GR Mailbag: Love - Death - Mimes - Believe - The Crow
Posted on Monday, February 21 @ 12:13:14 Eastern by Duke_Ferris
Since then, I have gotten
more mail from that review than from any other. My 'Crow Mail' has
become an office joke
here at GR. Many of the letters seem to be from 'goth' fans of The Crow
and Brandon Lee, despite the fact that Brandon was dead and did not
appear in City of Angels.
For the record, I did read
the comic, and I saw both movies (uugh) before I reviewed the game.
In fact, Brandon Lee and I played Dungeons & Dragons together in
Frankly, I think many of
these people have been overcome by the fumes from their black hair dye.
"Black is what I wear, because black is what I feel on the inside."
Very deep. My advice for them is to relax, take deep breaths, get a
new body part pierced, and listen to all their Morrissey
Presented for your consideration
are some of my favorite letters.
From: "Joe Neil" (*******@cdsnet.net)
Subject: You suck
Don't you ever insult the movie The Crow again. You
probably have never seen that movie and you probably
didn't get it's message because you're brain was too
small to comprehend it.
I Suck Ass
From: "Jack Pritchard" (********@preferred.com)
Subject: The Crow: City of Angels
Damn you to hell. What is wrong with you. The Crow
isn't meant for eye-candy addicts like you must be.
You suck ass. Who the hell reviewed it anyway. You
were meant to review the gameplay, not tell us what
you thought of the movie and of the comic book.
The Crow is an excellent movie, and was very nicely
done considering a man DIED making it. Have some
respect for the dead, you damn hippy asshole.
From: "Kari Newman" (*******@mail.portup.com)
Subject: RE: Question
your reviews kick ass your cool--
because you leave the good parts of bad games out
and concentrate on stuff
that sux like the crow and the spice girls.
I'm A Liar
Suject: you are a liar
The comments you made about the crow city of
angels game is a bunch of crap. How can you
judge someone that you don't even know saying
the creators should be fired. I think if you
have nothing good to say don't say anything.
The only reason you did not like the game is
becasue you didn;t like the movie. You are the
only one i know that didn't like the movie.
It is already a classic (the first one) even
though the second wasn't as good as the first
it was a hell of a lot better then a lot of
From: "Nick Garver" (*******@hotmail.com)
Subject: RE: Question
By the way you guys are hillarious. Especially when you
review a bad game like The Crow.
thanks Nick Garver
I Love Amazon Babes
ok I agree The Crow: city of angels was a horrible
movie I wont waste my time explaining why it shouldnt
have been filmed. The game I havent played but Ill
take yous guyses word for it. As for your view on
the first crow movie. It sounds a little silly to
say it was bad maybe if you understood....but then
again.. what pissed me off most was your complete
ignorance on the subject of the comic.....for the
sake of argument lets say that 1. theres no need to
express dull opinions in a game reveiw 2. If you
READ the comic you would understand it. Go pick up
your latest copy of Amazon BAbes or other pimply
comic writer's "masterpeices" and enjoy maybe youll
never know theres better stuff out there
I Underestimate The Power
From: "reality check chick" (*******@hotmail.com)
Subject: The Crow
Hey! i never saw the game The Crow city of angels,
and i know that most people hated the second movie,
but dont bag the first one with Brandon Lee. The Crow
has power. Its not just some guy smeared in mime paint
its Symbolism. This guy is an avenging angel.
Understand that he isnt meant to be artsy, just meant
to seek revenge. Do a little more research on the
inspiration behind it and i think you'll understand
that the comic means something too. James O'bar wrote
the novel and graphic comic because his wife was
killed in a car accident. He Needed that novel. I
needed it when i was in trouble.
Don't underestimate the power of love and death.