Truth be disclosed, we had high hopes for James McTeigue’s The Raven. The story about a serial killer who is inspired by the works of Edgar Allan Poe suggested a Se7en meets Jack the Ripper tale and early trailers for the film had us optimistic about the result.
John Cusack plays Edgar Allan Poe and he is portrayed as a struggling writer for a Baltimore newspaper who between bouts of over excessive drinking is romantically engaging Emily Hamilton (Alice Eve) much to the chagrin of her father Captain Hamilton (Brendan Gleeson) who has little patience for Poe’s cockery and antics.
But Edgar Allan Poe’s romantic endeavors have to take a back carriage seat when a mysterious killer begins to use murders as described in such Poe classic writings as The Pit and the Pendulum as his inspiration to his rampage. Detective Fields (Luke Evans) is quick to make the connection between the gruesome discoveries and Poe’s literary prose and he teams with the author in an attempt to get closer to identifying the killer.
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Kind of figured this wasn't going to be good. I'll still rent it, but I have other movies I want to see first.
I was gonna go see this, glad I didn't it. I'll probably still check it out on bluray though.