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The new Sherlock Holmes film seems a bit...it seems a little...it seems not quite what Arthur Conan Doyle had in mind:
May 19, 2009 in Film | Permalink
It looks like a Victorian version of James Bond. With Watson.
May 20, 2009 at 12:57 AM
Yeah, I don't remember Watson describing Sherlock as "ripped" (or having a great six-pack). And wasn't Holmes more cerebral than physical?
The good news is that Michael Bay isn't directing, because then we'd have Lots of Loud Explosions, too.
May 20, 2009 at 05:41 AM
It sounds as if they've changed Holmes into a Victorian superhero. Has he also got superpowers? He "flies" into the Thames! Anyhow, I'm really curious to see the whole film and I'm sure teenagers will like it. Maybe the'll start reading Conan Doyle. Wouldn't that be nice?
MARIA GRAZIA |
May 20, 2009 at 06:43 AM
If nothing else, somebody should learn something about letterpress type. The logo is annoying.
Also comes to mind: Wild Wild Holmes
Bill Tozier |
May 20, 2009 at 02:00 PM
I'm really glad I wasn't the only one so shocked by the trailer I couldn't help but post it. I mean, I wanted to add some intelligent academic-blog-type commentary to it, but, I mean, look at that monstrosity!
May 20, 2009 at 03:51 PM
Sure, it's not authentic, but it began to grow on me as I watched the trailer, and eventually reminded me of the Richard Lester Musketeers films, in the way that it kind of throws itself wildly at the material and has a good time. By the end of the, what, four and a half minutes, I was looking forward to the film.
May 21, 2009 at 07:58 AM
Hilarious! Speaks for itself. I can't help but agree with both SEK and nbm: it's so monstrously inauthentic one can only drop the academic hat and just have fun watching it.
May 22, 2009 at 09:41 AM
Guy Ritchie has done for Sherlock Holmes what J.J. Abrams did for Star Trek -- and I don't mean that in a good way.
May 28, 2009 at 04:39 PM
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