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Old 05-18-2009, 06:39 PM
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Default Purists, get ready to bash another one

In the spirit of "reinventing" the old stuff (a la Star Trek), here's another one.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_m-b1Zb2bd8

Aaaaaaaand bash away.

Me, heck I like what I see. Even with all the action and glam, by trailer alone it seems Downey has wittiness to for this character. And the acting and much of the storytelling still seems to pay homage to old styles. It really looks like an impressive film. Can't wait.
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Old 05-18-2009, 06:46 PM
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Looks interesting.
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Old 05-18-2009, 06:48 PM
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why would we bash something who's original story is contained in Conan Doyle books and therefore will not be effected by this movie?
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It really looks like an impressive film. Can't wait.
Aaaaaaaaand Sherlock Holmes finally looks like fun to watch.
The trailer just made me scribble this film on my "must see" list.
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I can get a little canonistic about Holmes, but in this case I'm in a complete "wait and see" pattern. As long as he's still a cokehead and a neurotic, I'll be cool with it.
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I can get a little canonistic about Holmes, but in this case I'm in a complete "wait and see" pattern. As long as he's still a cokehead and a neurotic, I'll be cool with it.
Thought traditionally ("canonically" book-wise) he was a heroin or was it opium addict?
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Nope, it was cocaine. A 7% solution, to be precise.
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Nope, it was cocaine. A 7% solution, to be precise.
Cool enough. Thanks! Knew he was an addict, just couldn't remember of what. Sherlock Holmes is something I just couldn't get into. Tried, but found it boring.
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Thought traditionally ("canonically" book-wise) he was a heroin or was it opium addict?
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Cool enough. Thanks! Knew he was an addict, just couldn't remember of what. Sherlock Holmes is something I just couldn't get into. Tried, but found it boring.
Indeed, Homes was quite the addict.

The trailer looks pretty good (Rachel McAdams - whoopee) and it does take some story elements from the actual first Holmes story. But fortunatelt this one has already been reported as a looser interpretation of Holmes than in the books, so some modern flourishes don't put me off anyway.

And it has been added to my 'see it' list!
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Old 05-18-2009, 10:14 PM
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Holmes as an action hero? That's a new one! And Robert Downey in the title role? I had no problem seeing him as Chaplin, but Holmes? He would have never entered my mind for the role. But this isn't Doyle's Holmes is it? It's Holmes as Bond or something.
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