I’m not sure which statement is more true … art imitates life or life imitates art. What am I sure of is that for every movie out there, we can cull enduring life lessons from the 80-300 minute running time.
Some of these lessons are certainly more fitting than others, and everyone’s mileage will vary on the amount of truth they find. I’ve been trying to impress this idea (that his truth isn’t the same as anyone else’s) upon my teenager, explaining ideas and themes to him, trying to relate them to his specific situations, but let’s face it … he already knows everything.
Without further adieu… the ten life lessons I found to be true after watching “The Crow” as explained by those who lived it.
10) “Pussies drink last, man.”
09) “Greed is for amateurs. Disorder, chaos, anarchy–now that’s fun!”
08) “Buildings burn, people die, but real love is forever.”
07) “Victims. Aren’t we all?”
06) “Believe me, nothing is trivial.”
05) “Childhood’s over the moment you know you’re going to die.”
04) “Mother is the name for God on the lips and hearts of all children.”
03) “When they flash us like that, they ain’t friends.”
02) “You’re just going to have to forgive me for that.”
01) “There ain’t no coming back. This is the really real world, there ain’t no coming back.”