April 30, 2012
THE RAVEN. REMINISCENTS FOR ADMIRERS OF EDGAR ALLAN POE (1809-1849).
Edgar Allan Poe (1809-1849) has fascinated me my entire life; an attraction/repulsion whose tentacles have permanently enslaved my lust for the macabre. His ghoulish, gruesome tales; the "stuff" of nightmares, reflecting his tortured spirit are offset by poetry so magnificently beautiful, spiritual that huge passages have resided comfortably in my memory bank...
John Cusack is credible as the crazed, alcoholic, desperate "Poe" frantically trying to save his beloved "Emily" (the beautiful Alice Eve) from a "copycat" murderer, who baffles, plagues ...
Director James McTeigue creates an eerie, murky 1849....He over indulges the ?nevermore? reprise and plummets to the level of intellectual abuse the ubiquitous ?craven raven?. But I was ?never? bored and always intrigued, sometimes that is sufficient entertainment...
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