5/20/09

Sherlock Holmes

There was a trailer in front of Terminator for a Sherlock Holmes movie starring Robert Downey Jr. that I absolutely loved despite the apparent lack of resemblance to the Sherlock we all know and love. It's more like if The Great Mouse Detective was done for an adult audience. I knew this movie was coming, but failed to blog about it for... Some reason...

I'm really looking forward to seeing RDJ in this role. First off, he is inharrently hillarious. Secondly, a period piece like this broadens his awesome portfolio to an incalculable size.

But about the movie itself: it's going to be a blast! The original books were more intellectual, obviously, although some had the element of thrill. The movies take more of an action movie approach, but that doesn't lessen the intelligence of the character. Robert's whit itself is extremely intelligent and it it would be a shame to waste that on just another thrill ride. Playing Sherlock, though, is a perfect way to cultivate his sense of humor.

I'm looking forward to it. How bout you?


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