The Raven

I was sitting on my couch, trying to avoid cleaning, and turned on Netflix. I added The Raven to my Netflix list forever ago, and, much like all the other items in my list, I’ve never gotten around to watching it. Until today. Bom, Bom, Bom. 

I am a HUGE lover of Edgar Allan Poe’s work and have never been disappointed. So, of course, when I read the description of this movie, I was intrigued, excited, and wondering how wonderful or awful this movie would be. There would be no in between. 

Much like anything, I went into this very skeptically. I didn’t think it was going to be good. In my head, I already knew it would be awful.

The beginning scene begins with a murder in Poe’s Baltimore. A double murder of a mother and daughter. The police are at a loss. Then, the Inspector can’t help but feel he’s seen this murder before. He can’t quite put his finger on it.  Another murder. Grisly. Man tied to a block in a pit killed by blade attached to pendulum. Inspector Fields finally knows why it is all so familiar. He’s read these scenes in Edgar Allan Poe’s work. 

To solve these murders, he needs one thing. The help of Edgar Allan Poe. John Cusack plays an amazing Poe. I won’t go into the story much more, because as you know, I don’t believe in spoilers, but if you find yourself given the opportunity to see this movie or you have Netflix and time you must WATCH THIS MOVIE! It’s got suspense, mystery, thrills, love and more! 

An absolute must see!

My rating: 🍷🍷🍷🍷🍷