Monday, March 29, 2010
The Advantages of Owning a Video Store - Sherlock Holmes
So one of the advantages of owning my own video store is that I get the DVD's the weekend before they are released. So guess what I watched this weekend? You got it! Sherlock Holmes.
You may recall my complainer post I am Purist about how they've changed Sherlock Holmes. Well I've watched it and have to say that despite all the changes to Sherlock's character I really enjoyed it.
My biggest complaint? I wish I had seen it in the theatres. Those big action movies are just not the same at home. My husband stops the movie continuously over a two hour period because he "hears" mysterious noises. This is how we get to watch movies. Most of the time I'm glad for a pee break or tea break which leads in to a pee break... but when the movie has a lot of action/suspense it really breaks the moment for me.
So my poor husband had to listen to a few of my comments about how Sherlock was more dignified etc. It was nice that they brought in a variety of names and characters that any one who has read the books will recognize. Although they completely destroy poor Irene Adler's character, reputation wise. However, I will not spoil it by telling you too much. All I will say that while I was skeptical at first about the tone of the story line, thinking it wasn't quite right for Sherlock Holmes, I have to say I was pleasantly surprised. It was also nice too that they didn't just fall back on one of the stories from the books and redo those. This was fresh. Lord Blackwood played his part very well.
For those of you who haven't seen it yet, Sherlock Holmes is being released on DVD this coming Tuesday.
Guess what we're watching tonight? Alvin & The Chipmunks #2. I can't wait for that one. We've all been looking forward to it for some time. That too is being released on DVD tomorrow.
This was not a paid or sponsored review in any way. Completely out of my own little head and inclination to do so.