Friday, April 27, 2012

The Raven Review - 2 Stars

“The Raven” looks promising frankly because of the appeal of Edgar Allen Poe.  But John Cusack plays Poe so right there you start with the problem of accepting the quirky Cusack as the tortured writer.  Sorry but I never did.  In this story, someone is copying Poe’s stories in a series of murders leading to the man himself.  Lots of blood and guts but not much of interest.  Does it deliver what it promises?  Historic action mystery attempt.  Is it entertaining?  Very predictable.  Is it worth the price of admission?  A misfire.