But, the second half of the movie was better in my opinion. I didn't notice the acting as much and i was more and more entertained by seeing the creepy imagery. You know, wet cobblestone streets with fog, lateens, underground water tunnels etc. Not to mention the great iconic murders and imagery in Poes stories. The pendulum slicing a man in half, being buried alive or sealed up behind a brick wall, the raven, the tale tale heart.
I could tell this movie wanted to be like the recent Sherlock Holmes movies and even had a very similar vibe as Tim Burton's Sleepy Hollow or even reminded me of the movie Seven. While it did not quite measure up to those movies, i still enjoyed it.