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I never said I admired your work....,
This review is from: The Raven [Blu-ray] [Region Free] (Blu-ray)
A serial killer is on the loose and murdering people using Edgar Allen Poe's descriptions from his published poems.
So Poe teams up with Detective Fields, a Baltimore policeman to try and catch the killer by using his knowledge of the descriptions.
Even though the poems are fictional, they start to become reality and the killer is a step ahead of them. Then it takes on a personal note as Poe's lover becomes a target.
Will they stop the killer in time?.....
I wanted to see this film because V for Vendetta is one of my favourite movies, and I thought it was a good idea to do this movie using Poe, rather than have it set today and have as some sub par 'se7en' type movie.
In the end though, it does turn out to be some sub par 'se7en' movie, with a little bit of Saw thrown in the satisfy any gore hounds out there.
Cusack is fantastic though, and although the idea is great, it's just the theatrics of the killings that really make the film that little too silly for its own good.
I was looking forward to some clever murder mystery, but I got a Victorian torture porn movie, that had a good performance from Cusack and Gleeson, but little else.
Worth watching for the sets and the costumes, but don't expect anything original here.