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20 Reasons Why Casting Bradley Cooper in ‘The Crow’ Is a Terrible Idea

Let me preface this rant completely rational argument by saying that I don’t actually mind Bradley Cooper. He’s grown on me over the past few years, first with “The Hangover” and then with “Limitless.” He seems to take his craft seriously. He’s not papped every night drunk off his ass with a desperate young starlet clinging to him, lighting cigars with hundred dollar bills. He appears to be making a concerted effort to broaden his range. Fine. I can respect that.BUT HE NEEDS TO STAY AWAY FROM “THE CROW.” What is he thinking? Yes, playing Eric Draven would be a significant departure from anything he’s done thus far. But “The Crow” is iconic! Nobody should try to recreate the amazingness that Brandon Lee achieved. Brandon Lee is Eric Draven, always and forever. Not even Johnny Depp, as awesome as he’d be, should go anywhere near a “Crow” remake. Ever.

I realize this is probably coming across as a hysterical outburst by someone who takes “The Crow” way too seriously. Sure, I’m a “Crow” fanatic; I’ll cop to that. But that’s exactly why the studios should be paying attention to rambling loonies like me. Who do they think is going to shell out money to see a “Crow” remake? Bradley Cooper fans? I think not. I’m the target demo, and I know I’m not alone in my outrage.

As an attempt to give this rant some semblance of credibility, here’s a list of 20 reasons why casting Bradley Cooper as Eric Draven is a terrible idea. Read more…

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