Re: The Music Forum's Movie Thread
posted at 1/9/2013 4:31 PM EST
In response to WhatDoYouWantNow's comment:
In response to MattyScornD's comment:
In response to devildavid's comment:
I love the Die Hard series. One of my guilty pleasures is the Blade movies. I have a running joke with my wife that when she is out of the house she often comes back to "catch" me watching one of them. She hates them.
LOL. I'm the same way about the Underworld films. Great, innovative action sequences. Very stylish and of a piece. Limited, if any, plot or character development. (Mrs. Matty has the same reaction.)
Digging deeper, I also recently watched the latest Robert Downey 'Sherlock Holmes' flick. I kind of liked the first one, but this was tedious and just boring. I don't think there was any meaningful dialogue in the last half. Just awful, and I'm a big Holmes fan.
You know there was a guy on ..... oh damn I'm forgetting the channel. Might have been PBS.The show was "Mystery" and they did quite a number of things including Homles, Poirot, Cadfael, and any number of others.
Talking a few decades ago. Slick black hair. He died not too long ago, too young. He did an outstanding Homles, I thought.
My impression from trailers and from what I read is that this new Holmes isn't...well...Holmes. He's more of an action hero with a working brain. Was that your impression?
You might be thinking of David Suchet, who's one of my favorite Poirots.
Yeah, these movies are what you get when you cross a steampunk superhero and Guy Ritchie, I guess...and not nearly as good as it might sound. Some may disagree. Though knowing me, I'll probably still give the next one a sporting chance.
OTOH, the more recent BBC show "Sherlock" (very clever, good actors) and the surprisingly watchable "Elementary" on CBS seem to keep the Homes spirit alive into the 21st century using modern technologies.