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In the books Sherlock Holmes was a boxer and a Swordsman and has knowledge of martial arts and, whilst everyone perceives him as being middle-aged, he actually was only in his late twenties in the first book so I find the action stuff entirely conceivable.
However a key part of his character is that he takes being scientific and rational to a pretty ridiculous extreme to the point where he shows no attachment to women or interest in sex whatsoever, essentially on the grounds that emotions are weak and compromise his ability to be scientific and rational at all times. And I think this borderline psychotic attachment to objectivity and avoidance of sex/relationships is really fundamental to the character - as soon as you take that away you're not really making a Sherlock Holmes film anymore.
To me it looked more like the lady was attempting to woo him with sex but he was aware of what was going on all along. Then she suckers him and (I presume) he wakes up in that bed.
Well, certainly I didn't get the sense there'd be loads of sex involved...
Still, could it ever beat 'Without a Clue', surely the greatest Holmes film ever!
It's not awful but it doesn't quite live up to the fun that (say) Willow still has.
Still that end of credits sequence is always fun. :D
I won't revisit and ruin the quite scary memory.
The opening is still great. The dialogue and stuff is just a little 'low brow'. Not a bad film, just not one that can be enjoyed as an adult in the way Raiders of the Lost Ark can.
and found that this was the case too.
It is a bit of a kids film. The CGI is entertaining though.
I think it cost me about £11, which was a bargain in those days. Wow.
Doesn't he? I can't remember.
Though I think she outwitted him mentally not by trying to stab him with a hair pin and then kneeing him in the balls while half-naked.
Right - you're making an Arsene Lupin book. Which I'm fine with.
I think Downey Jr will probably make the movie... other than that... meh.