Movie Review: The Raven
The Raven is a 2012 movie directed by James McTeigue (known for V for Vendetta) and written by Ben Livingston & Hannah Shakespeare. The film features John Cusack and Alice Eve as the lead.The movie is based on the works of Edgar Allan Poe.
Poe is famous for his writings on Mystery and Macabre. He is also said to be founding contributor for detective and science fiction genres. He is also known for his works on Gothic and dark romanticism. The title “The Raven” is based on his poem of the same name which was published in 1845 to a great success. Poe’s death is still a mystery. On October 3, 1849 Edgar Allan Poe was found wandering in the streets of Baltimore, delirious, calling out the name Reynolds. This movie is another attempt to explain the mystery behind his death.
And so, this movie represents another theory as to what might have happened to Poe in his last days. If you don’t like theory based movies far from the truth, don’t watch it. If you think this is some horror movie that will scare you to shit, you are wrong. Indeed this movie has horror but because it is gore. It isn’t at all scary. The story is detective fiction which ironically was founded by Poe. John Cusack as Edgar Allan Poe was okay. To be frank, I am not much judge of a acting or direction unless they are extremely terrible. And, I, didn’t find them terrible. The story will mostly hook the literature lovers, someone who is fan of Poe or had read his work. The plot was based on his actual stories which made it all the more interesting. To the persons with interests in myths surrounding the artists of Renaissance era, like me, this movie was reasonably engaging. True! It wasn’t some masterpiece but engaging surely and depending on your tastes, totally worth the money spend.