Thinking about seeing Sherlock Holmes....?
December 26, 2009

... don't. It's terrible. Bad acting, hackneyed plot, awful script... I haven't seen a film try so hard to be good since The Spirit* Just do yourself a favour and skip this three-hour monstrosity. Go see Avatar instead.

*It's not as bad as The Spirit.

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randxian randxian - December 26, 2009 (12:40 PM)
Thanks for the heads up. I was considering going to see this movie.

One thing that bugs me is the focus seems to be more on action and brawling that brains and mystery. I did get a sense from the trailers that they were trying too hard to make it appear to the modern younger audience.
zippdementia zippdementia - December 26, 2009 (05:12 PM)
Remember Van Helsing with Hugh Jackman? That's what you should expect out of the Holmes movie, only with worse acting.
Suskie Suskie - December 26, 2009 (11:38 PM)
I haven't seen Sherlock Holmes yet, and don't really plan to, but there is no WAY it's anywhere near as bad as Van Helsing.
honestgamer honestgamer - December 27, 2009 (12:14 AM)
What I'm hearing elsewhere is that it's a really bad movie but so much fun to just watch and enjoy that you don't care. It sounds like it's a bad movie to watch if you have a hard time turning off the part of you that demands cinematic excellence. Me, I have no such issues... so I'll probably still see it in some form down the road, while knowing that it's not going to be as true to the source material as I would like. Of course, the previews already told me that!
WilltheGreat WilltheGreat - December 27, 2009 (09:58 PM)
While I have no intention of seeing this, I rather liked The Spirit.

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