Blimey are we talking about the same film here?gogglebox wrote:Awful is the word that comes to mind.Firstly it doesn't work to have such well known actors with perhaps the exception of Tom Baker. The film was all gloss and the story was complete Tosh.It saddens me when I think that so many lavish movies have been made of Holmes,but despite the big budgets they completely missed the point of what Sherlock Holmes is.Conan Doyle celebrated intelligence in his Canon of stories not the trivia of celebrity and the overblown vanity of screenwriters probably fueled by artificial stimulants that the movies seem to have been obsessed with
For what it's worth, Baker and Rigby are dire in my book but Plummer and Mason a gorgeous pairing, and Decree is a great film. Yes of coures the story is nonsense but in the hands of John Hopkins this is a frightening and also very moving piece. Great score too. Love it. "The overblown vanity of screenwriters probably fueled by artificial stimulants"... don't hold back now!