[Review] The Raven (BD/DVD)

ImageWhere exactly do I start with this particular movie, dubbed “The Raven?”  I must admit, I was rather excited to see this film, and unfortunately (or fortunately, depending on the critic) I missed it while it was in theaters.

I invested my hard-earned $23.00 and purchased the Blu-Ray combo pack yesterday when it was released instead. And…although not exactly what I had thought it would be, ended up not being overly disappointed, given it was hammered by critics upon its release.

The premise is sound enough, the infamous Edgar Allen Poe and his works being brought to life by a living, breathing serial killer. All of this is fine and dandy. John Cusack is convincing enough, and as always, performs well. As does his supporting cast mates. What the film does lack, however, is depth. In the beginning, it seems to move almost too fast, taking away from the feel and enjoyment. The ending sums up too quickly and is rather anti-climactic.

Overall, is it worth seeing? If you like the mid-to-late 1800’s and the “Victorian” feel, yes. Just don’t expect a thrilling murder-mystery that will keep you on the edge of your seat.

Rating: 6/10 Gingered Digits.


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