The Raven (2012)
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Age Appropriateness Rating: The Raven is rated R in the United States for gruesome depictions of violence. It is not for the faint of heart. It is completely inappropriate for classroom viewing, and should only be watched by those teens with strong stomachs and a love for blood and guts (literally). Normally, I would blast against a film this violent. But it's based on classic American antebellum literature by Edgar Allan Poe, and if you've ever read his stuff, you know that it's pretty darn gross (and the one "true" thing that this film sticks pretty close to are Poe's descriptions of violence and death).|
Creators and Stars: Relativity Media, Intrepid Pictures, Adrian Rawlins, Aidan Feore, Alice Eve, Ben Livingston, Brendan Coyle, Brendan Gleeson, Charity Wakefield, Dave Legeno, Hannah Shakespeare, Ian Virgo, James McTeigue, Jimmy Yuill, John Cusack, Kevin McNally, Luke Evans, Matt Devere, Michael Cronin, Michael Kelly, Michael Poole, Michael Shannon, Oliver Jackson-Cohen, Pam Ferris, Sam Hazeldine, Sergej Trifunovic
Miscellaneous: You can read Edgar Allan Poe's works for free courtesy of Project Gutenberg here.
High school classes tend to stick with "The Raven," "Annabel Lee," and, at most, "The Tell-tale Heart."
Expanding your youngster's reading of Poe to the more ghastly stuff might make for some interesting conversations around the dinner table (if you are brave enough to discuss Poe's works while eating). Click here to enlarge the film poster.
|The Raven Movie Review Publication Date for Citation Purposes: April 25, 2012|