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Discussion in 'General EDC Discussion' started by muskrat72, Nov 8, 2009.
Man I can see it now,
"Where can I get a Maxpud version of the Sherlock Holmes EDC Pouch?"
Looks exciting. I'm a big Guy Ritchie fan.
haha... the movie looks sick. sherlock holmes looks so bad**s here...
was cool / funny when he flipped open his long pouch of lockpicks
So the new Sherlock Holmes is an action hero!?!?
Are they going to keep Holmes having a cocaine habit?
I had not heard about this movie, but it looks awesome! Something to look forward to.
Oh my God, is nothing to be spared the modern dumb action movie fate?
It looks as if they've taken the original stories and morphed them into another hollyweird action flick for mall ninja teens.
Jeremy Brett was the only great Holmes on film, and the Grenada TV series was the closest to the written stories.
+1 on that
they are ruining everything,
especially my childhood memories with the latest "take an '80 cartoon or toy and make a new unrelated action movie" craze
Hmm, well I like Transformers but the second one could have done without all the cussing. I like GI Joe but it was a little eccentric plus you have to remember that when those Joes shot at each other in the cartoon they were getting hurt or killed. Eh, either way next thing will be Thundercats (OH!) and Voltron or even something totally ridiculous like care bears or something.
and they just started to exploit japanese animation!
the american Dragonball movie was totally awful (and also unrelated to the original series)
next on the list Voltron (but this is debatable as even the old western cartoon is cobbled together with parts from two different japanese anime...)
I heard they want to do american remakes of Akira and many other classics!!
I heard Tobey Maguire was on board for a big screen version of Robotech. There's potential for something good.
Aah, the oldest story in Hollywood. Take something well known, cast Americans as the good guys even if they werent involved (U571 is an amazing example of this where the British took the first Enigma machine before the Americans even entered the war), make gross inaccuracies and pass them off as being real, explain it as a "reinterpretation", make profit.
Youtube is down, but here is a good spoof of this:
This one is worth isnt as good but its worth it just for the final line of the sketch:
Jeremy Brett must be proverbially rolling over in his grave.
Go get a library card (or a Hastings card) and go rent the older "Sherlock Holmes" with Jeremy Brett. You will have hours more viewing and be much more stimulated.
This really is pathetic. It's like they tried to combine "Wild Wild West" and "Van Helsing" with "Sherlock Holmes".
They're trying to appeal to today's viewers AKA today's spenders.
Before my dad and I used to watch Julia Child make Italian Food. Now I watch Giada de Laurentiis make Italian Food. I won't watch THAT with my dad!
The same product in a different package?
Plus (whatever) on Jeremy Brett.
Movies and tghe considderation of thier relative merits take up a significant portion of my working day. I have to agree on the general British take on this of "Gah, that's Heresy!" but from a business point of view: this stuff happens, it's the natural order of things. All businesses (Holywood being a big big business) have to amend their product to suit the available demographic. If the audience want their titular characters to be suave, if somewhat unshaven English detectives with no compunctions about fisticuffs or jumping out of windows, then so be it. Just a shame they can't put a new title to it and save the heartache for the traditionalists - thing is, they will still make money from fans who will see it for the IP on principal, no matter how dire the film is.
Like the recent Star Trek film... I love the franchise and saw that because it was part of the series, but IMHO it wasn't worth the price of the seat (and I got to see it for free). Different strokes for different folks
That trailer is a perfect example why I haven't been to the movies in 7 years. I've read every Sherlock Holmes story and that new movie's take on it is retarded.
Man, cool movie!
While I do agree with the fact that it does not "feel" like the Sherlock Holmes I know and like from the books, it looks like a nice one to kick back with some popcorn. (What I like to call "cinematic fast food") ;-)
Really cool tool kit, though. I'd like to see some high-res pictures of that.
Sherlock Holmes was always an action hero. He was an expert swordsman and single stick fighter, as well as being a skilled boxer and wrestler.