Robert Downey, Jr. is playing Sherlock Holmes in a new movie directed by, of all people, Guy Ritchie. So this will be the Sherlock Holmes movie where everyone swears a lot and shoots machine guns and Madonna shows up but no one can tell if she's a man or a woman? I could be prevailed upon to be down with the idea of Downey as Holmes - he's just so damned entertaining, Downey is - but not with uber-hack Ritchie at the helm. And what, by the way, is going on with the hat? That my friends is not a Sherlock Holmes hat. That is a Charlie Chaplin hat. And Downey already played Charlie Chaplin once and that movie sucked scrotum. And I'm also pretty sure there was no Starbucks in Sherlock's time. This thing is fucked already.
Sunday, October 12, 2008