Tuesday, 6 July 2010


I've not got around to seeing Guy Ritchie's SHERLOCK HOLMES starring Robert Downey Jr, as the eponymous detective. Despite generally favourable comments by friends who have seen the movie I've still got an aversion to anything with the name Guy Ritchie attached to it. Also, I find the casting a bit odd. I like Downey but can't quite see him as Holmes. However, I will catch up with the film probably sooner than later. Yesterday on IMDb came the news that the sequel will start filming in October. Jude Law (above left with Downey), who plays Dr.Watson, says he is unsure what the story of the film will be but "there are a lot of Sherlock Holmes novels to choose from." This statement by Law will come as a surprise to all Conan Doyle fans who until now thought there were only four! Or is Mr. Law referring to the countless non-canonical pastiche Holmes novels ?


wellyousaythat said...

Jude Law;has he ever made a decent movie? In the talented Mr Ripley he came closest to acting. If Guy Ritchies moniker above a film is a turn off then the words 'starring Jude Law' are gauranteed to have me running away from the box office.

Cerpts said...

Mmmmmmmmm, the one friend I know has seen it said it was terrible. I too like Downey a lot and find him one of the most interesting actors around but as Holmes???? Like you, I will probably see it by and by but I hold no great hopes for it.