Fellow Movie Lovers
This film is a sad and ridiculous example of the crucifixion of two fictional characters worthy of a better fate. And feted they have been throughout filmdom. Their have been fifty-nine actors, stage, screen and radio that have played Sherlock: John Barrymore, Michael Caine, Christopher Plummer, Peter O’ Toole, Roger Moore. But it is Basil Rathbone, who reigns supreme as Sherlock Holmes, starring in fourteen movies between 1939, The Hound of Baskerville, culminating in 1946 with Dressed to Kill.
And Sherlock’s sidekick or alter ego the faithful Dr. Watson depicted by Nigel Bruce.
They were uniquely refined in their characterizations and were elegant in their solving of the most heinous of crimes, murder.
The talents of two intelligent actors, Robert Downey, Jr. and Jude Law were squandered in this recent rendition of purified drivel.
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (1859-1930) was trained as a doctor but credits his passion and genius for storytelling to his mother, Mary. He wrote fifty-seven novels; four of them adventures of Sherlock Holmes (also fifty-six short stories revolving around his two favorite protagonists); his fecundity, boundless.
In the great beyond he is not just turning over but performing a Cirque du Soleil after witnessing this atrocity!
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