Thursday, July 24, 2014

Podcast: The Crow: Wicked Prayer (2005)

Your Stupid Minds continues its summer sequels series (once you do three in a row it's a series) with the fourth and final Crow movie made as of 2014: The Crow: Wicked Prayer! When tiny scumbag Jimmy Cuervo (Edward Furlong) is murdered by an all star team of Satanists, Cuervo is transformed by a magic crow into an instrument of embarrassingly dressed vengeance. Can pre-teen mall goth Crow overcome Tank from The Matrix, Tara Reid, MMA champion Tito Ortiz, and David Boreanaz over the course of one night, or will some sort of elaborate, ill-defined plan by the Satanists come to fruition?

And as if that all-star team of Satanists wasn't enough, the film features several notable guest stars, one of whom gives one of the worst performances we've seen on our podcast! It might not be who you think!

A rough idea of how women dress in this film. 
Some Notes:
  • We mention quite a few better films to check out if you haven't already, including the original Crow, Dead Man, and Billy Jack
  • Despite being set on an Indian Reservation, not a single member of the principal cast is Native American.
  • The movie apparently thinks there is no difference between ravens and crows, as Jimmy's name (Cuervo) is Spanish for "raven," and the Indian Reservation is named as the "Raven Aztec Reservation," and many reservation locations have a raven motif. Ravens are within the genus corvus, but in Spanish a carrion crow would be a "corneja." This concludes today's Spanish lesson.
  • The Crow: Wicked Prayer was one of only two projects Boreanaz filmed between two nearly decade long runs on successful television shows. His other film? These Girls, a dramedy about three pre-college girls blackmailing Boreanaz, a "slightly older hunk," into having sex with them. Who knows what other classic roles he could've landed had Bones not been a big hit?
  • The comic book character the Crow was created in 1989 to help a grieving James O'Barr deal with losing his girlfriend after she was killed by a drunk driver. The comic predates both Batman Returns and Catwoman, which use basically the same concept, except with cats bringing people to life for the purpose of vengeance.
  • The Crow: Wicked Prayer is available on Netflix, Google Play, and Amazon sells the used DVD for one measly cent.

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