Ritchie's 'Holmes' sequel under threat from writer's estate
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#1 Jan 3, 2010
I think Conan Doyle's estate should have withdrawn permission the minute they saw the script for the first movie. I had looked forward to seeing Robert Downey Jr. play Sherlock Holmes. However, when I saw clips and trailers from the movie, and realized that they had turned the most cerebral of all literary characters into just another action hero, I decided I had NO desire to see this movie. And if Ritchie plans to go so far outside of the stories as to even imply a gay relationship between Holmes and Watson, he is going to face a firestorm of protest. I happen to be pro-gay rights; what I am AGAINST is twisting classic literature out of all recognition.
#4 Mar 1, 2010
I agree, and could not agree with you more on any single statement you made there. I actually watched the movie, and I thought it was a terrible deviation from the canon. I watch Jeremy Brett's Holmes now to console myself.
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