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Charlie Cain
Charlie Cain
Thespian

Jul-30-2009 18:39

Did you know there is a new movie about ole Sherlock coming out some time with in the next year? Yep its gonna have Robert Downey Jr. as the main character and Judd Law as Dr. Watson. Its supposed to be base on a graphic novel version of the detective who changed literary sleuthing. Its gonna focus on Holmes's martial abilities. I hope its gonna be good. I have been hoping for a good mystery movie for sometime. If anyone has any referals it would be greatly appreciated. Although my selection is quite thin for the time being I can always have my wife ship them to me.

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Cordelia Falco
Cordelia Falco
Battered Shoe

Jul-31-2009 05:00

Sounds interesting, but I'm a bit wary of the idea of focusing on 'Holmes's martial abilities'. I've recently re-read all the books, and whereas he does do man of action stuff it would be a pity if that aspect was emphasised at the expense of the brainwork.

Have to wait and see, I guess.

Joseph Zeo
Joseph Zeo
Tale Spinner

Aug-25-2009 00:06

Robert Downey Jr. would make a very interesting Sherlock Holmes.
I see that the trailer is out, and yes 'focusing on Holme's martial abilities' does make it more of an action movie to suit the current audience's taste. I do hope they do have a good brainwork story line behind it, otherwise it'd be like using Sherlock Holmes' name to draw people into the theatre...

Trailer-- http://sherlock-holmes-movie.warnerbros.com/

Sam the Rose
Sam the Rose
Old Shoe

Aug-26-2009 13:27

I like both of those actors. It sounded like a good combo. But I saw the trailer and wasn't so impressed. I like action a lot but Holmes is about brains and cunning. There also seemed to be an occult angle, which doesnt ring so true to me. Senances and all that were the rage back then and Conan Doyle believed in being able to contact the dead, but this looked like some vampire or zombie type thing. And I didn' t like Irene Adler wandering around in her undress. She was classy, not a tart.

Joseph Zeo
Joseph Zeo
Tale Spinner

Dec-29-2009 00:01

Hey guys, has anyone watched the movie? I did, and as expected, it's more action then mystery, but the cinematography is amazing and it's highly entertaining. Of course, RDJ is superb. I'd give the movie as a whole a 78.

ctown28
ctown28
Tireless Tiger

Dec-29-2009 11:54

Yes, I saw it the day after Christmas. I thought it was a great movie. I agree more action than mystery but it was still nice the way everything was wrapped up at the end. Hopefully there will be a sequel!

Molly Maltese
Molly Maltese
Old Shoe

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ctown28
ctown28
Tireless Tiger

Dec-29-2009 17:47

Sorry I had to delete your post Moilly, there is a spoiler involved that I was very careful not to post for those who havent seen it yet.

Molly Maltese
Molly Maltese
Old Shoe

Dec-29-2009 18:20

Right. Coded business. "The fatted calf walks at midnight" "the fish has lips" and various other menacing, mysterious and obtuse clues as to the content of the movie.

-_- in short, I liked the d@*# acting.

-Moilly

Anais Nin
Anais Nin
Thespian

Dec-29-2009 20:36

lol

I thought it was pretty good for being a movie adaptation. :)

Joseph Zeo
Joseph Zeo
Tale Spinner

Dec-30-2009 04:33

I think perhaps Molly was talking about the person without a face, who will probably appear in the sequel? (i hope that the coded sufficiently, if not ctown feel free to delete this) Anyhow, i agree with Molly. The acting is superb.

In all honesty, i haven't read a single Sherlock Holmes novel (cue the chorus of surprised gasps), but after seeing the movie, I believe I will be harassing the local bookstores very soon.

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