Trailer Watch: The Raven

If it’s bad, all you’ll probably hear is “‘Quoth the raven, Nevermore'”.

The Raven

Plot Summary: A serial killer, aping the works of famed novelist Edgar Allan Poe attempts to gain his attention through mimickry, but eventually invades his life and puts him on the frontline of tracking down the killer.
Release Date: March 9, 2012

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Trailer

Rating: C+
Commentary: It’s a minimalist approach that doesn’t work nearly as well as they’d hope. There are some interesting style choices, but it’s so haphazard and purposefully chaotic that it looks like it’s trying too hard.
Rating: B+
Commentary: Even though I can feel parts of the film threatening to make this into a dreadful film, what’s presented in the trailer is quite intriguing. And John Cusack as Poe is such a clever bit of casting that it should work better than it might otherwise have.
Preview Link: CLICK HERE for link to the trailer, more posters (if available) and other commentary not featured here.
Oscar Chances: Depending on how well it’s received with audiences and critics, it could be a strong contender for nominations in Art Direction and Costume Design.

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