Will you see the new Sherlock Holmes movie?
In my opinion, however, Holmes has never had a movie or show to equal it. I guess it's because many of them miss the soul of what made the books great. This is common for almost every book adaptation, however I always seem to find myself disappointed.
Rathbone and Brett, in my opinion, have come closer then any actor I've seen. Even they, however were not what I would imagine Holmes to be in real life. Jeremy Brett did a fantastic job capturing the different sides of holmes, however he was too dramatic at times during which the cold calculated thinker would evaporate for several moments. His past theater acting likely caused his over dramatic acting.
Basil Rathbone was so unfortunate. He was a great holmes! I have no doubt if he got the scripts Jeremy Brett got he'd be the greatest holmes ever. Unfortunately, that's what stopped it, the scripts. A bumbling Watson and a two dimensional script resulted in only glimmerings of the potential gold they could have struck.
The last movie with Robert Downey Jr. seems to be taking steps backward. Yes, I know he fought in the book. And I know he was usually untidy, ect. But It just seems to me to be a good action movie with a Sherlock Holmes twist to it. We were treated to the pop culture version. A version that brought up questions that would corrupt any attempt on making an authentic Holmes movie (Is holmes and watson gay? omg, holmes is a freak, does he take drugs? etc.) Instead of letting the movie speak for itself it spend much of the time addressing everything so the new generation would like it. Adding more action then I ever read in one story, a love interest, magic-trick-like story line.... It was not treated as the masterpiece it should have been.
I know I'm a Sherlock Holmes dork, but this all discouraged me from the next film. What do you think and what is your opinion?