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The First Official Image From SHERLOCK HOLMES II Changes Everything!

Published at: Nov. 23, 2010, 9:12 p.m. CST

Beaks here...

And now we know SHERLOCK HOLMES II contains a scene in which Robert Downey Jr., Jude Law and THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO'S Noomi Rapace are nearly blown to bits in a forest. It also appears Downey and Law will suffer minor head injuries - though that could just be a smudge of dirt on Downey's noggin. Hard to tell. We'll just have to wait until December 16, 2011 to find out for sure! In case you've forgotten, Ms. Rapace will play a French gypsy in the Guy Ritchie-directed sequel. The film will also feature Stephen Fry as Sherlock's older brother Mycroft, and Jared Harris as Holmes's archenemy, Professor James Moriarty. The screenplay is by Kieran and Michele Mulroney (of the Dermot Mulroneys). And I second Devin Faraci's call for a more artful title than SHERLOCK HOLMES II. Should be SHERLOCK HOLMES AND THE... WHATEVER-THE-CENTRAL-MYSTERY-OF-THE-FILM-IS.

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  • Nov. 23, 2010, 8:01 p.m. CST

    ZZZZZZ!!!

    by notcher

    First one blew ass like "Iron Man 2."

  • Nov. 23, 2010, 8:01 p.m. CST

    Very Yahoo Serious...

    by RayImpastato

  • Nov. 23, 2010, 8:01 p.m. CST

    Oh yeah, FIRST!!!

    by notcher

    ZZZZZZZZZ

  • Nov. 23, 2010, 8:04 p.m. CST

    Actually the first one is solid as a rock. Except for

    by UltraTron

    the weak female lead that they wisely excised

  • Nov. 23, 2010, 8:04 p.m. CST

    I hope Moriarty is better than the BBC's version.

    by Chewtoy

    Ghat was the only thing about the modern update I didn't like. I thought the Ritchie Holmes was fun enough, with room for improvement. I'm down for the sequel.

  • Nov. 23, 2010, 8:05 p.m. CST

    I finally watched Sherlock...

    by ranma627

    The one that aired on British television. I only watched the first one but it's brilliant and about ten times better than Guy Ritchie's version.

  • Nov. 23, 2010, 8:05 p.m. CST

    Will there be an actual mystery in this one?

    by blackmantis

    The first one was lacking one, not that anyone really noticed.

  • Nov. 23, 2010, 8:09 p.m. CST

    Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Worst Title Ever

    by scallywagthedog

    I sincerely hope "Sherlock Holmes II" is just a working title. Bloody dreadful, that.

  • Nov. 23, 2010, 8:11 p.m. CST

    yea as great as the BBC series is...

    by TheSeeker7

    They dropped the ball at least somewhat on Moriarty. Wasn't crazy about that guy's portrayal at all. And I still don't like them referring to each other by their first names instead of last.

  • Nov. 23, 2010, 8:18 p.m. CST

    Jared Harris is great casting

    by Unlabled

    As Moriarty. Looking forward to it.

  • Nov. 23, 2010, 8:20 p.m. CST

    The first movie was thought provoking...

    by Carl's hat

    ..and the thought it provoked was "why the hell am I watching this?'

  • Nov. 23, 2010, 8:23 p.m. CST

    Didnt see the first, probably wont see this.

    by Yurka

    Nothing against the actors or Guy, just not my cup of tea.

  • Nov. 23, 2010, 8:23 p.m. CST

    Sherlock Holmes...

    by Crooooooow

    and the Prisoner of Asskabang

  • Nov. 23, 2010, 8:26 p.m. CST

    Can we have Sherlock Holmes in our next Sherlock Holmes movie?

    by SmokingRobot

    Seriously, have these people actually read a Sherlock Holmes story?

  • Nov. 23, 2010, 8:39 p.m. CST

    Where's DDL?

    by chainsaw_shawn

    I really wanted Daniel Day Lewis to play Moriarty!!! He was the fucking man as butcher bill in kings of new york!!! That would have been oscar caliber performance right there!

  • Nov. 23, 2010, 8:42 p.m. CST

    first brad pitt's moriarty, then daniel day lewis...

    by RedHorseVector

    now somebody i've never heard of? yikes.

  • Nov. 23, 2010, 8:42 p.m. CST

    Sherlock Holmes and the Bigger Explosions

    by crankyoldguy

    or is that a band name?

  • Nov. 23, 2010, 8:43 p.m. CST

    Next Christmas, RDJ is... Doc Brown! :p

    by little_lebowski

  • Nov. 23, 2010, 9:01 p.m. CST

    Am I asking too much?

    by redshirt

    Perhaps they could actually make a Sherlock Holmes story, like say, Hound of the Baskervilles or something. The source material is excellent. Surely something can be mined from it.

  • Nov. 23, 2010, 9:01 p.m. CST

    Unnecessary explosions?

    by waylayer

    Check. Unnecessary love interest? Check. Nary a clue that it's a Sherlock Holmes film? Check. Onward and upward!

  • Nov. 23, 2010, 9:02 p.m. CST

    Yurka

    by D o o d

    I'm right there behind you in that queue we were never in!

  • Nov. 23, 2010, 9:07 p.m. CST

    It's been an hour

    by TresEquis

    ...and thus far no marriage proposals for Ms. Rapace. Thankfully. I don't get all the hype.

  • Nov. 23, 2010, 9:25 p.m. CST

    Sherlock Homes and the French Gypsy Poontang

    by JuanSanchez

  • Nov. 23, 2010, 9:26 p.m. CST

    Sherlock Holmes & the woman who wore a US Cavalry uniform

    by Poloboy

  • Nov. 23, 2010, 9:28 p.m. CST

    Very, very little hope for this. No wait.... it's gone.

    by BigTwinkie

    Gotta go with RayImpastato up there. Looks like Yahoo Serious! Way too contrived and corny. First one was terrible as a Sherlock Holmes movie. No grace, no subtlety, no mystery. Just Hollywood pretending to be British.

  • Nov. 23, 2010, 9:50 p.m. CST

    If one of those trees in that forest falls,

    by Subtitles_Off

    will I give a shit?<P>Um, nope.<P>Time to put Robert Downey, Jr. back in his box.

  • Nov. 23, 2010, 9:50 p.m. CST

    Sherlock Holmes II: The Wrath of Khan

    by Yotz Von Frelnik

    Every second movie should be THE WRATH OF KHAN.

  • Nov. 23, 2010, 9:51 p.m. CST

    Sherlock Holmes and The Case of

    by Subtitles_Off

    This Minute's It Girl.

  • Nov. 23, 2010, 9:54 p.m. CST

    usually i let this sort of thing slide

    by frank cotton

    but were you really that hard up for a headline?

  • Nov. 23, 2010, 10:18 p.m. CST

    SHERLOCK HOLMES AND THE IRRESISTIBLE NEED FOR

    by KilliK

    OPIUM. <br /> <P>There,i saved you from the trouble Hollywood.

  • Nov. 23, 2010, 10:22 p.m. CST

    oh and i loved the first movie.cant wait for the sequel.

    by KilliK

    i hope ms Dragon Lady shows flesh in this movie too.

  • Nov. 23, 2010, 10:23 p.m. CST

    I guess I'm one of the few people here who liked Sherlock Holmes

    by Continentalop

    Was it faithful to Doyle's version? No, but it was just as faithful if not more so than the Basil Rathbone versions. I saw it as a Pulp fiction version of Holmes, as if he was on an alternate earth which had more action and would same day give birth to Tarzan, Doc Savage, the Shadow, James Bond and Batman. Unlike other literiary characters there is thousands of adaptations of Holmes, so I don't mind a less faithful adaptation.

  • Nov. 23, 2010, 10:24 p.m. CST

    Jared Harris

    by veritasses

    would've been great in BBC's Sherlock, though perhaps a bit old. The Moriarty they came up with was a let down.

  • Nov. 23, 2010, 10:28 p.m. CST

    Ho ho! Beaks, you're so funny

    by MattmanReturns

    Changes everything, but it's a similar scene to the last film! I get it! It doesn't really change anything! Hilarious.

  • Nov. 23, 2010, 10:35 p.m. CST

    RDJ sucked

    by batman713

    in the first one. Mumbled every single fucking piece of dialogue he had. Couldn't understand jack shit.

  • Nov. 23, 2010, 10:35 p.m. CST

    Sherlock Holmes and the Quest for Lincoln News

    by BetaRayBill07

  • Nov. 23, 2010, 10:44 p.m. CST

    Sherlock Holmes and the Case of Ritalin.

    by highfunctioningsociopath

    Sorry, but Moffat, Gatiss, Cumberbatch and the BBC shat all over Ritchie, Downey and Hollywood.

  • Nov. 23, 2010, 11:06 p.m. CST

    Noomi Rapace should be....

    by thot

    ...Catwoman in TDKR. C'mon Nolan, you know it to be so.

  • Nov. 23, 2010, 11:10 p.m. CST

    ...in my bed?

    by BigTwinkie

    Definitely.

  • Nov. 23, 2010, 11:14 p.m. CST

    "waste your money on them"

    by KilliK

    speak for yourself sir.someone's pain is someone else's pleasure as they say.

  • Nov. 23, 2010, 11:17 p.m. CST

    Hope it's a better RDJ sequel than Iron Man 2

    by Nasty In The Pasty

    aka the sequel which had three minutes' worth of action in two hours.

  • Nov. 23, 2010, 11:30 p.m. CST

    That would be a good cast...

    by BlackBriar

    Rapace would great in DKR, But who would she play?

  • Nov. 23, 2010, 11:37 p.m. CST

    Noomi Rapace should be.....

    by Holeman

    Returned to the stable and retransfigured into the horse god meant her to be.

  • Nov. 23, 2010, 11:59 p.m. CST

    I think you guys have never read Sherlock Holmes...

    by Superponte

    The Guy Ritchie movie was SURPRISINGLY faithful to the WRITTEN character of Holmes. We had a mystery that was seemingly supernatural, and Holmes used his deductive abilities to solve it. When not on a case, he is dissheveled and doped up. That IS the Holmes written by Doyle. They nailed it.

  • Nov. 24, 2010, 12:19 a.m. CST

    SHERLOCK was great

    by frank cotton

    that is all

  • Nov. 24, 2010, 12:51 a.m. CST

    The first film was fuckin' awesome

    by Joely_Boy

    Guy Ritchie is better than you.

  • Nov. 24, 2010, 12:53 a.m. CST

    And I love how all the special effects in the movie

    by Joely_Boy

    we're used to make London look authentic back in the day. I don't think it's ever looked better on film

  • Nov. 24, 2010, 1:11 a.m. CST

    They sure made this one in a hurry.

    by Dingbatty

  • Nov. 24, 2010, 1:12 a.m. CST

    Seemed like they just made SH

    by Dingbatty

    more like Sexton Blake in this series.

  • Nov. 24, 2010, 1:39 a.m. CST

    wow

    by HongKongCavalier

    Like a few other brave souls who've admitted it, I liked the first movie and, being a RDJ fan, I'm sure I'll like this one.<p></p> In a time when Hollywood churns out live action children shows (in 3D no less)... Yogi & The Smurfs? I mean, really? ... I can appreciate entertaining fluff without counting plotholes or faithfullness to source material (although Guy DID allude to Holmes' drug addiction a few times, which got a smile outta me).<p></p> If that means I've lowered my standards (as if I had any to begin with) then so be it. <p></p> I'm sure there's a Ritchie film I did NOT like but I just can't think of one off the top of my head.<p></p> ps: give the Iron Man II bashing a rest. It's a movie based on a comic for fuck's sake.

  • Nov. 24, 2010, 1:43 a.m. CST

    Sherlock Holmes and the case of the

    by INWOsuxRED

    movie I don't want to see.

  • Nov. 24, 2010, 1:57 a.m. CST

    The first movie is good, but uneven

    by tomimt

    I'd give it 3 stars out of 5. It mostly felt like a warming up of the characters, so I really hope they do something more this time around.

  • Nov. 24, 2010, 1:57 a.m. CST

    I hate these period movies with a modern sesibility.

    by Orionsangels

    They talk like characters from 2010 stuck in the 19th century. Wild wild wild west is a good example of what I'm talking about.

  • Nov. 24, 2010, 1:59 a.m. CST

    Hey maybe the camera will follow a CG bullet.

    by Orionsangels

    Better yet some flying bottle caps like in the Green Hornet. That CG closeup of objects going around a room has to stop. It represents everything that's wrong with modern movies.

  • Nov. 24, 2010, 2 a.m. CST

    The first one was quite underrated

    by Ray Gamma

    I enjoyed it a lot

  • Nov. 24, 2010, 2:43 a.m. CST

    and the winner of this TB is:

    by HongKongCavalier

    HOLEMAN!!<p></p> "Noomi Rapace should be ... [r]eturned to the stable and retransfigured into the horse god meant her to be."<p></p> well played sir, well played indeed!

  • Nov. 24, 2010, 2:50 a.m. CST

    info pls tks hihi

    by HongKongCavalier

    I just want to make sure my finger stays firmly pressed against the pulse of the industry; so will someone ... anyone ... please clarify what is REALLY wrong with modern film?<p></p> According to the various TBs I've read, it's "found footage"; "shaky cam"; "3D"; "CGI"; or "Michael Bay"<p></p> Wait a tic!!!<p></p> Does this mean the rumored "Cloverfield II; in 3D; directed by Michael Bay" will mean ... I shudder to say it ... THE APOCALYPSE???!!??<p></p> *sigh*<p></p> Sometimes I honestly believe that many TBers are only satisfied when there's something to complain about (and will find something if none exists)

  • Nov. 24, 2010, 3:11 a.m. CST

    first one was a piece of shit

    by celebritydave

    boring. crappy plot. just total shit. ill watch the second, but i wont be paying a cent to do so.

  • Nov. 24, 2010, 3:27 a.m. CST

    Devin Faraci

    by kwisatzhaderach

    Why would anybody listen to anything he says? Please explain?

  • Nov. 24, 2010, 4:08 a.m. CST

    mponte10006

    by 11dayempire

    Spot on - the first film was very faithful to the Holmes stories as written by Conan Doyle.

  • Nov. 24, 2010, 4:49 a.m. CST

    Beaks = Cut & Paste

    by Bandit 37

    I guess half an hour after Bleeding Cool put this up you grabbed it...I guess that's cool. But what isn't is how you stole the discribions of what's going on. Passing it off as your own idea...FAIL. http://www.bleedingcool.com/2010/11/23/what-do-we-learn-from-the-first-official-sherlock-holmes-2-image/

  • Nov. 24, 2010, 4:56 a.m. CST

    Was the first film faithful to Conan Doyle?

    by The_Skook

    No, it was not. Read the stories. BBCs 'Sherlock' is more faithful, despite being modernised and reinterpreted. I did not recognise Sherlock Holmes's character in the Richie version. The comparison to Sexton Blake is well made.

  • Nov. 24, 2010, 5:06 a.m. CST

    chewtoy..

    by emeraldboy

    i liked moffats sherlock holmes but it could have done without the gimmicky graphics and there were was a least one scene which i thought was racist. but moffats moriarity was awful. hilarously so.

  • Nov. 24, 2010, 5:28 a.m. CST

    Oh Boy!

    by AsimovLives

    More and more i get convinced to not watch the first movie. And totally ignoring the existence of the second.

  • Nov. 24, 2010, 5:32 a.m. CST

    You want to watch a modernized take on Sharlock Holmes?

    by AsimovLives

    Watch the BBC show SHERLOCK. That's how you do it. And they even set it in modern day England, and it still remains remarkably faithful to the spirit of the printed stories. As an adaptation, it's brillant. And as a show, it kicks ass. And it helps that the actors chosen for the roles are perfect. Martin Freeman as Dr Watson is great and a very sympathetic screen presence, and the awesomely named Benedict Cumberbatch nails Sherlock Holmes in a way that he just might euqal the awesomely Jeremy Brett's take, and that is the highest compliment i can ever give to an actor that plays Holmes.<br><br>Really, if you want to see a modern take on Holmes, watch SHERLOCK. That show is pure quality ass-kicking.

  • Nov. 24, 2010, 5:40 a.m. CST

    Chewtoy

    by AsimovLives

    I think the idea of Moriarty in the SHERLOCK series was to make him totally hateful. Which they suceed admirably, and you might just have gave the show and the presentation of the character the greatest compliment. Your reaction migth just be the exact reaction the producers of the show wanted for you to have. You are supposed to dislike Moriarty, you know? He's not supposed to be cool, he's supposed to be hateful.

  • Nov. 24, 2010, 5:56 a.m. CST

    SHERLOCK.......

    by ChiefRoberts

    was amazing! An updated re-imaging set in modern London with Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman. Great stuff, kudos Mr. Moffat and Mr. Gatiss! I quite enjoyed the first movie tho. It'll be interesting to see what Stephen Fry makes of Mycroft!

  • Nov. 24, 2010, 6:07 a.m. CST

    ChiefRoberts

    by AsimovLives

    When i first heard of SHERLOCK i was quite skeptical about it. But the first five minutes of the first episode made me a believer.

  • Nov. 24, 2010, 6:36 a.m. CST

    Fucks sake, Sherlock Holmes is not an action hero!

    by HopkinsBalls

    Guy Ritchie, you twat: The only good parts of the first film were Sherlock's fact deducing and witty smarts.. Not his John Woo style fights or Michael Bay explosive getaways. Allright...??

  • Nov. 24, 2010, 6:43 a.m. CST

    Yes on BBC's

    by bah

    I still haven't seen the first Ritchie movie, but I was very interested. After watching BBC's Sherlock, I no longer am. There's no way it holds a candle to Sherlock.

  • Nov. 24, 2010, 7:04 a.m. CST

    RDJ is excellent

    by mrbong

    Jude Law not so much. not at all.

  • Nov. 24, 2010, 7:16 a.m. CST

    Fry + Sherlock = FRYLOCK

    by Cletus Van Damme

    Number 1 in the hood, G!

  • Nov. 24, 2010, 7:27 a.m. CST

    Really doesn't change a damn thing

    by alienindisguise

  • Both are entertaining Sherlock Holmes projects for different reasons. Each has their strengths and flaws, but they each bring something to the table and have succeeded in introducing Sherlock Holmes to a new generation of fans. THIS IS A GOOD THING, PEOPLE.

  • Nov. 24, 2010, 8:26 a.m. CST

    HopkinsBalls

    by MRJONZ72

    I liked the fight scenes how Sherloc broke it down how he was goin to take down his opponet it slow motion then show it in reg speed..Its been a VERY long time since I picked up a sherlock novel..very long but one of the things that I picked up was that he was a solid fighter and could use his cane/stick or whatever u call it..but I dont remember seeing that aspect of him in the old movies..just like the same way I never saw Spidermans witty remarks in the Sam Raimi movies and other trademarks of various characters I either didnt see or barely saw in thier cinematic counterparts.

  • Nov. 24, 2010, 8:40 a.m. CST

    SpyGuy

    by AsimovLives

    I see no flaws in BBC's SHERLOCK show. And i'm quite critical.

  • Nov. 24, 2010, 8:49 a.m. CST

    damn it, Noomi Rapace

    by palewook

    now i have to see this movie.

  • Nov. 24, 2010, 8:55 a.m. CST

    Granted, SHERLOCK HOLMES II is pretty generic...

    by Darkman

    But doesn't WB already have a franchise with long titles? <br><br> SHERLOCK HOLMES AND THE THINGY OF WHATSIS would seem a tad silly.

  • Nov. 24, 2010, 9:08 a.m. CST

    Sherlock Holmes..

    by jellypop

    really is just Batman in disguise.

  • Nov. 24, 2010, 9:21 a.m. CST

    True, SpyGuy, but

    by bah

    it's like finding out there's a new Bond coming out, but it's by the guy who did Never Say Never Again.

  • Nov. 24, 2010, 10:17 a.m. CST

    They make a SECOND Holmes movie?!?

    by Motoko Kusanagi

    Why?!??!?!??!?!?!!?

  • Nov. 24, 2010, 10:41 a.m. CST

    Motoko

    by frozen01

    Because the first was profitable and (some) people liked it. Thought that was kind of obvious. <p>I'm with SpyGuy. While BBC's Sherlock is better (and a TV show, so we get more), I also enjoyed RDJ's Sherlock Holmes for completely different reasons. The moping, the sarcastic remarks (which you did have to listen closely to catch, that was the point), all fit nicely with the novels (though to be fair I've only read about half of them all). More explosions and action, yes, but that was all good fun, and it is Hollywood after all.

  • Nov. 24, 2010, 11:34 a.m. CST

    Read the headline, got excited...

    by monolithik

    and was immediately bummed when I realized it's a pic from Rock 'Em, Sock 'Em Holmbots 2 and not the second series for BBC's SHERLOCK.

  • Nov. 24, 2010, 11:37 a.m. CST

    Although BBC's SHERLOCK

    by monolithik

    Isn't perfect -- it's rocky from episode to episode and Moriarty comes off as just another Joker wannabe performance(though he ends up only reminding me of that guy from Big Bang Theory. I was seriously waiting for him to say Bazinga). I just might see this movie, as Jared Harris could really kick ass as M.

  • Nov. 24, 2010, 11:41 a.m. CST

    Not to say that SHERLOCK is bad

    by monolithik

    It's the best translation of the characters I've seen in, well, ever; I watched the whole series three times, which is really saying something. The good far outweighs the bad, but it does make the bad all the more glaringly noticeable.

  • Nov. 24, 2010, 11:55 a.m. CST

    About Moriarty In BBC Sherlock

    by FreeBeer

    I think we'll find out that it is not really Moriarty. I'm betting it turns out to be Moran from the original stories, Moriarty's equivalent of Watson.

  • Nov. 24, 2010, 1:20 p.m. CST

    Ditch Sherlock Holmes from the title

    by dastickboy

    Just call it "The case of the whatever etc blah"

  • Nov. 24, 2010, 1:26 p.m. CST

    For those who know...

    by dogu4

    ...because they've actually read the orginal stories, agree that the RDJ's and Jude Law's performances were spot on. Let's hope the deer-stalker topped Holmes retreats into the dark recesses of hollywood history where it belongs and we get to once again see the man of action as he was originally conceived, along with the formidable Dr Watson. Last year's movie had some problems but they weren't due to the actors or their portrayal. I'd like to see a director's cut so that the story is fleshed out a bit more. This next effort will likewise bring to the screen the kind of heroics-in-action we who are fans of the original Conan-Doyle stories are eager to see. Also, the recreation of old London was a visual treat. Wish the'd somehow bring Neal Stephenson's "Baroque Cycle" to the screen as well.

  • Nov. 24, 2010, 2:10 p.m. CST

    Sherlock Holmes

    by jackofhearts29

    and the Case of the Freakishly Enlarged Cheekbones

  • Nov. 24, 2010, 3:22 p.m. CST

    mono: bbc already has approved 2nd sherlock series

    by palewook

    so don't worry, more is coming. <p>http://tinyurl.com/2von2hj

  • Nov. 24, 2010, 3:44 p.m. CST

    by Cobra--Kai

    Yes, RDJ was hard to understand.<p> Yes, SHERLOCK on a fraction of the budget pwned the Ritchie movie.<p> Yes, SHERLOCK HOLMES II is a dumb title.<p> No, i'm not going to see it.<p> (who am I kidding... I'll give it a rental some time)

  • Nov. 24, 2010, 4:48 p.m. CST

    Sherlock Holmes and the Girl Who Lacked a Personality

    by THAT_SAID_THE_CHOPPAH

  • Nov. 24, 2010, 5:28 p.m. CST

    Sherlock Holmes was entertaining.

    by JohnWayneWasGay

    What else do you bitches want. Still not as good as the Basil Rathbone movies or Young Sherlock Holmes.

  • Nov. 24, 2010, 5:47 p.m. CST

    first one was surprisingly very good

    by Rupee88

    got to say

  • Nov. 24, 2010, 5:47 p.m. CST

    moffat should stick with kids tv.

    by JAMF

    sherlock - awful. dr who - awful. ritchie's holmes - not bad, coulda been smarter though, too much fisticuffs.

  • Nov. 24, 2010, 5:49 p.m. CST

    Nothing like the character Doyle invented..

    by CeejayNightwing

    This Sherlock Holmes is for knuckle dragging popcorn film lovers, no Sherlock Holmes fans. Holmes is a tall, well dressed Englishman not a short, shabby dressed mummbling American! Sherlock Holmes is a master boxer and Japanese wrestling fighter not a gypsy kung fu artist! Holmes is a drug taking, crime and puzzle solving obsessive, not some love struck fool who feels the need to have a bare-knuckle fight to occupy his boredom! The first film had the perfect guy for playing Sherlock Holmes and wasted him by making him play the villain instead, yes MARK STRONG! These movies are for idiots who just want another literary character redressed as an A-typical American action movie rather than anything too cerebral so as to make a quick buck delivering the usual fights, explosions and silly one-liner jokes that they use as a formula to dumb down everything these days to idiot-crowd level! Just look at JJ Abrams Star Trek for another example. I fear deeply for the remake of the Girl with the Dragon Tattoo movie remakes and how they'll become yet another formulaic, brain dead, Yank-fest spectacle!

  • Nov. 24, 2010, 6:04 p.m. CST

    Anyone else disappointed with Jared Harris's casting in this?

    by tempoora

    Yea I get it, your Dad was revered as an actor, it don't mean you have his acting chops.

  • Nov. 24, 2010, 6:11 p.m. CST

    BBC Sherlock and Sherlock Holmes Movie

    by houbou

    I'm not a purist. I've always enjoyed Sherlock Holmes in literature. As for the movies.. Basil Rathbone certainly was Sherlock Holmes.. But I recall Roger Moore playing the role too. I actually enjoyed Matt Frewer's take on the character as well. Now BBC has a new Sherlock, molded from the old, into today's world. Is it good? Yep. Was Robert Downey Jr's version of Sherlock Holmes good too? Yep. Now as far as BBC's version goes, to me, YES it does eerily strike a true resonnance to Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes but ported in a clever way into today's world. As for Robert Downey Jr's version.. well.. it embodies the spirit of Holmes but, the characters have been greatly retooled and adapted. It's not Conan Doyle's Holmes, but it is still a good, solid entertaining movie.

  • Nov. 24, 2010, 7:01 p.m. CST

    thats not sherlock homes

    by DioxholsterImperium

  • Nov. 24, 2010, 8:56 p.m. CST

    Don't forget my darlings.....

    by DrPepperPHD

    The best casting idea is the one kept to yourself. The same also applies to political opinions and, say, fantasy football rosters? What else am I forgetting?

  • Nov. 24, 2010, 9:26 p.m. CST

    Religion DrPepperPHD Religion

    by JohnWayneWasGay

  • Nov. 24, 2010, 9:28 p.m. CST

    Sherlock Holmes & The Homoerotic Overtones

    by BrashHulk

    Jude Law just screams gay, and he gets it all over RDJ. Messy.

  • Nov. 25, 2010, 7:36 a.m. CST

    Sherlock Holmes and the Deathly Hallows?

    by MrMysteryGuest

    Producers will do anything to get asses in seats.

  • Nov. 25, 2010, 7:40 a.m. CST

    Sherlock Holmes now has adventures in a forest!

    by MrMysteryGuest

    That image changes everything all right: Sherlock Holmes is now Robin Hood. He is an oooooooouuuuuuttttttlllllllaaaaaaaawwwwwww!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Nov. 25, 2010, 1:57 p.m. CST

    Sherlock Holmes and the Exploding Forest

    by ConeSpinner

  • Nov. 25, 2010, 1:57 p.m. CST

    Sherlock Holmes: Revenge of the Fallen

    by ConeSpinner

  • Nov. 25, 2010, 7:24 p.m. CST

    HA, Yahoo Serious!

    by JoeSixPack

    Oh my lord. I forgot about that guy.

  • Nov. 25, 2010, 7:35 p.m. CST

    Sherlock Holmes and did the cheque clear?

    by DougMcKenzie

  • Nov. 25, 2010, 9:40 p.m. CST

    I actually enjoyed Moriarty...

    by TheMarineBiologist

    ... in the BBC's show. It was a version of the character that I wasn't expecting, and I find the choices they made there fascinating.<p> Can't wait until Series 2.

  • Nov. 26, 2010, 5:01 a.m. CST

    SIIERLOCK IIOLMES & SH3RLOCK HOLM3S...lol

    by doober187

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