Skip to comments.Sherlock...Ritchie has turned Holmes into a rock-and-roll roué resembling a young Keith Richards.
Posted on 12/15/2009 9:10:59 AM PST by C19fan
Long before the film was in the can, there were worrying signs. Early reports suggested that the re-imagined Sherlock Holmes would not be wearing a deerstalker, nor would he be sucking pensively on a Meerschaum Calabash. We already knew that this most quintessential of English characters was to be played by an American and that the director had not made a great film for almost a decade.
Ritchie has turned Holmes into a rock-and-roll roué resembling a young Keith Richards. He is an inveterate drug abuser and lives in decadent squalor; yet he is also a master of martial arts, happy to show off his six-pack in the ring as a bare-knuckle fighter. And the monstrous hangovers never dull his skills as a sleuth without peer.
The relationship between the latest Holmes and Watson hints at a homo-erotic dimension. They frequently squabble like a married couple, and Holmes spends much of the movie trying to persuade Watson not to leave their shared accommodation at 221B Baker Street as Watson makes arrangements for his forthcoming marriage.
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Great, energetic fun! Guy Ritchie is back and delivers a strong, gay romance. McAdams and Reilly are in the way of the bromance. Entire production excellent.
Maybe the movie should be retitled "Brokeback Victorian London".
Didn’t know Keith was into the Opium like Captain Basil.
My understanding is that he original Sherlock Holmes character was a frequent drug user. I think House MD is roughly based on Holmes’ character.
As much as I am looking forward to this movie, I still think no one can do Holmes like Jeremy Brett could.
Why do they have to do this?
Why not call him something else? Why use the Sherlock Holmes name on this dreck?
I think the show House is going gay too. I hate libs.
That is true although from what I understand diluted cocaine and morphine which was quite common during that time.
Guy Ritchie hadn't made a decent film the whole time he was married to Madonna. Hopefully now that they're divorced, she no longer sucks the creative energy from him and this one will return to the entertaining level of Lock, Stock... and Snatch.
Going gay? How so? One of House’s subordinates is bisexual (and has been for a couple of seasons).
I liked Terminator Salvation. It wasn’t a Guy Ritchie film, though — it was by some guy that calls himself “McG”.
I think I will ... stick with the books, thanks.
Absolutely. He just looked like what one would think Holmes looked like. Maybe that’s a result of my reading so much Doyle as a youth and watching Rathbone as Holmes. Either way, I always look forward to any Holmes on the big screen.
I, for one, can’t wait to Miss it!!!
You are correct. But it had the previews for the new Sherlock Holmes film which is a Guy Ritchie film.
Because it’s a movie about him?
House & Watson. They have been heading that way from day one. lol.
you know, i've never heard that... but now that you mention it, i would think so...
House and Wilson? no way... ewww...
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