The Raven

The Raven
We all know what Edgar Allen Poe looks like, and John Cusack looks a lot like him in this flick. The Raven is a fictional take on what Poe’s final days might be like. There is some truth in this flick though… A few of you probably know that Poe was a drunk that was haunted by watching the ones he loved die in his arms.
Poe who did die broke, has fallen for Emily Hamilton (Alice Eve). Her father Captain Hamilton forbids his daughter to be in the company on Edgar. Poe who may be broke was still famous or so he tells us many time throughout the flick. His fame might be the one thing that does him in. Someone has started to kill people exactly the same way Poe had written in some of his famous work such as; “The Tell Tale Heart”, “The Cask of the Amontillado”, “Pit and the Pendulum” and even “The Raven” itself.
The main issue I have with this flick is that they have tried to make a “Sherlock Holmes” type of thriller without the great Robert Downy … Instead Detective Fields (Luke Evans) give us a very boring performance. Cusack does a great job performing as the drunk but arrogant Poe.
The flick does move well because director James McTeigue he keeps us on the edge of our seats. The script has lots of classic Poe references. If you are a Poe fan you will probably like this flick, on the other hand if you are not a Poe fan you will not like this flick.
Alice Eve doesn’t do anything for us to make us want her to live after the bad guy (I will leave who it is a secret) , kidnaps her. Even after Detective Fields tells her father not to have the Ball. I found myself figuring out what was going to happen next. I grade Sherlock Holmes 3 wait I mean The Raven a C -. The flick was not that great but it wasn’t the worse I have ever seen. Like I mentioned before if you like Poe you will probably like this flick.

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