The Raven is a dark mystery story, which takes us back in time to the 19th century Baltimore, where a couple of grizzly murders has an uncanny resembling with the fictional murders described by the aspiring author Edgar Allan Poe.
Naturally, Edgar Allan Poe becomes the number one suspect for the killings, but when another murder occurs, while Poe is in custody, things come to a change. Soon Poe finds himself entangled in a grievous investigation, where he must use his own powers of deduction to try to solve the mystery, before it’s too late.
I think the combination of John Cusack as Poe, whom have done solid performances in the past, in 1408, 2012 and Being John Malkovich, and the Matrix director James McTeigue, who also directed the excellent movie V for Vendetta, sounds both promising and a bit exciting.
The Raven has already been shown in both the United Kingdom and Ireland and has currently got an IMDB-rating of 6.8 from 1,532 votes. On the other hand, it currently has a rotten rating at Rotten Tomatoes, based on 22 reviews, with only five fresh ones.
Although the movie has gotten mix reviews, I think it sounds promising and I hope it’ll be a mix of Saw meets’ Sherlock Holmes, judging solely by the events in the trailer.
The Raven will fly into US theaters next week, on April 27. By then we can decide for ourselves it’s great or not. Have a look at the trailer below and share your thoughts about it in the comments, afterwards.