Movie Review: The Raven

Details from IMDB:




The Raven (I) (2012)

110 min  -  Mystery | Thriller  -  27 April 2012 (USA)

Ratings: 6.3/10 from 42,031 users   Metascore: 44/100
Reviews: 151 user | 237 critic | 30 from

When a madman begins committing horrific murders inspired by Edgar Allan Poe’s works, a young Baltimore detective joins forces with Poe to stop him from making his stories a reality.


James McTeigue


Ben Livingston, Hannah Shakespeare


John Cusack, Alice Eve, Luke Evans | See full cast and crew

Initial Thoughts:

Being a fan of both Edgar Allan Poe and John Cusack this was another movie I wanted to see for a while and the other night I finally did.

Main Points:

John Cusack is quite good here and from what I know gets many of the details of Poe’s character and life correct. Poe had a lot of problems and certainly was not rich and successful in his life. The plot of the movie is almost entirely fiction but that doesn’t take away my interest in the movie.Smile

I’ll admit that I haven’t read every Poe story but I did appreciate many of the references and atmosphere of the film is creepy and fitting. There were some gory scenes and as usual I would not recommend this movie for children.

Final Thoughts:

The movie doesn’t really have any serious flaws, it’s just that there’s not a lot to it. Cusack is fun to watch but he’s not able to carry the whole movie. I give it 7/10 and a mild recommendation Thumbs up. Have a great weekend everyone, oh if you haven’t read any of the Punisher Max comics (and you’re 18) you should really check them out Hot smile.Until next time I am as always…



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