Written by Robin Bell
It's time for another rant this time regarding Sherlock Holmes, just out on DVD, starring perma-smug Robert Downey Jnr, and his partner in smug Jude Law, both actors who I usually enjoy watching, but not here, not in this pile of rubbish.
SHerlock Holmes is directed by Guy Ritchie, and it uses the same directing devices he uses in every film; speed up the camera, slow down the camera, then speed up yet again... Mr Ritchie these are the reasons we laugh at Spartacus Blood and Sand on Bravo, because it's cheesy, it doesn't take it seriously; meanwhile you still do.
I think we gather I hated this new modern Sherlock Holmes, but I don't want to dwell on it too long, because I only managed about half an hour, and if I criticise it too much I'm going to feel like a Daily Mail journalist who gives a film one star without even watching it.
On a more merry note, I got Sky Movies this week and have already re watched The Incredible Hulk, the second one with Ed Norton in the lead role, inferior to the Ang Lee version in my opinion. I've also watched Drillbit Taylor, John Hughes' last script, it did feel like classic Hughes but with a ruder paintjob over it, some of it worked, some didn't but it was highly enjoyable, and at least Guy Ritchie had been nowhere near it. Did I mention he directed the awful Sherlock Holmes, a film so bad I had to distract myself from it and write about films I've recently enjoyed halfway through this blog?
Avoid Sherlock Holmes; if you want action orientated family entertainment, the current series of Doctor Who beats it hands down on every level.