Sunday, 10 June 2012

TBone's Movie of the Week

We watched this flick on Saturday.  I enjoyed the first Guy Ritchie/Robert Downey Jr. Sherlock Holmes but the reviews had been pretty down on the sequel so I didn't mind passing on it until this weekend.  There weren't too many other options out there so we decided to give it a try.

And it was good!  At least as good as the first one.  Not earth shattering but a fun, action-packed, romp.  Yah, no regrets at all, just a fun distraction for a couple hours.

Which made me wonder about all those negative reviews.  They weren't just dismissive, the reviewers mostly seemed offended at the very existence of the movie.  All of them ended up referring to the latest, modern-day, BBC interpreted Holmes as the superior choice when considering your options for Sherlock entertainment.  And because they was this better option, the inferior option should be mocked and treated with disdain.

Seems a little arrogant to me.  While I agree the BBC Holmes is a better production, I think there's room enough for a little brainless fun in the Sherlockian universe.  Give it a shot if brainless fun is what you're in the mood for.

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