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April Anticipation: The Raven

April 12, 2012

John Cusack playing Edgar Allen Poe. What more do you need? The most eclectic actor in the world playing a famous writer who has to play a game of cat and mouse with a serial killer.

I do not want to sound negative but I don’t think people will pay much attention to this film in the theaters. Here is a brilliant idea that would have rocked the world and box office. John Cusack gets sent back in time via Hot Tub and gets entangled in a murder mystery. He has to use his knowledge of Poe’s work to capture a serial killer. This is a brilliant idea because it allows John Cusack to use his black belt in karate and maybe provide a wonderful romantic comedy about him falling for Alice Eve.

In this picture he is introducing Eve to the world-famous Cusack neck squeeze

Cusack gets a free pass with me because he has been in some of the my favorite movies such as Gross Pointe Blank, High Fidelity, Say Anything, One Crazy Summer and Better off Dead. I’d watch him in anything. I also believe that Hot Tub Time Machine is an underrated laugh machine.

The Raven does boast an excellent cast. Brendan Gleeson, Luke Evans and Alice Eve are all gifted actors who will give their all to any material. The Raven will need it because it is already sitting at 23% on Rotten Tomatoes.  The score does not scare me. I will watch this movie and appreciate every moment of the absurdity.

 

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