I am still not looking forward to this, despite being a fan of Poe since it isn't about him and I really can't see John Cusack as Poe (love the actor, though). I think the makers of this movie had a great idea, but judging by the trailer, it looks like Hollywood might have corrupted the original script quite a bit. I could be wrong. That being said, I'll probably go see this once it comes to the cheap theaters and hope that I'm wrong about it.
I'm really hoping that Stalone gets to make his movie about Poe that he's been trying to set into motion for years, with Robert Downey Jr. as Edgar Allan Poe.
Some of you should listen to the Alan Parson's Album which was based off of works of Poe.
That being said, I do kinda despised how so many people said that they couldn't see or they hated that Cusack was going to try to be a "Poe", when whether you like him or not he does have a lot of traits of what a lot of people envision Poe has, and yes, I will concur that most of John's roles have been basically the same and he played them the same, but that doesn't reflect purely on his ability as an actor, he can easily go beyond that although it is possible that it isn't much further, he can do so.
Anyways, like I said though, he does have a lot of traits that fit in with a concept of Poe.
Also, Stephen King gave high praise to how Cusack ended up playing the role
I loved it. I'll admit I don't think Cusack was the best fit since he has a slight more comedic air to him than I would have preferred but he did well with the part he was given I feel. I'd see it again.
Aw disappointing. He did put a lot of passion into his role though. I think if I was a tad more familiar with more of his work than I am, I would have enjoyed it more. I didn't catch all the references.
So I guess I missed the memo that says you donât bring dessert anymore.