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May 19, 2009



It looks like a Victorian version of James Bond. With Watson.


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.


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

Bill Tozier

If nothing else, somebody should learn something about letterpress type. The logo is annoying.

Also comes to mind: Wild Wild Holmes


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!


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.


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.


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.

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