May 2009

Ritchie Downey Holmes?

I like Robert Downey, Jr. I think he’s a genuinely fine actor though admittedly it’s been difficult to discern that amidst the CGI and explosions of recent movies.

I adore Sherlock Holmes. For all the flaws, they are ripping yarns and feature a truly engaging protagonist.

And although everything he’s done since has been mind-numbingly awful, I quite enjoyed Guy Ritchie’s first two feature films.

But I had real doubts that anything good could come from combining the three. If the trailer is anything to go by (and it may not be), I was sadly right about that.

Witness Sherlock Holmes as Action Hero and Ladies’ Man. Ouch indeed.

Tip o’ the hat to Chicken Yoghurt.

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