You might be autistic (to be aware). Yes, the movie might have been misleading to people who are not at all framilair with Poe, but any Edgar Allen Poe fan would most definately appreciate the... subtlties... and also the fact that it is in fact a FICTION production, which already insinuates that things are going to be portrayed that did not actually happen. Yes, they put a gun in his hand, but they had the respect to show him hesitate about it. subtlties. I thought the movie was beyond my expectations of the mediocre film I thought I would see.
Joseph Graczyk Snooze Button Malfunction (Google it, I dare you)
...And further more, it appears to me anyways, that the people who made this movie not only seem to have a deep insight into who the man was, but also a very deep sence of humor about the whole affair that I think Mr. Poe himself would smirk at.
Now that I'm on a tangent, yes, so he would most definately have realized he couldn't kill his target before finding, of cource, Annabel Lee. It's a damn movie. Do critics ever give good reviews? Oh yah, that's right. Only the one's they are paid to...