Typical complaint: 'it looks like a 90's music video.' Well, shit, the movie came out in the early part of the decade and features alternative stalwarts like Nine Inch Nails and Medicine on the soundtrack; I think it's fair to say "The Crow" had a hand in shaping the aesthetic direction of the 90's - or, at the very least, helped to define what was 'cool' for a generation of disaffected, black-clad loners.
Conventional in every sense of the word, but one cannot help to feel something. You can notice obvious influence on The Dark Knight, and the film is photographed quite well. Good debut from Proyas who now has reversed the success of his early career. Not to mention, Brandon Lee's performance is remarkable. Too bad it was also this film that ended his life, yet started his career as a great performer.