Sunday, March 25, 2007

What's Next? Mary Poppins as Ninja Warrior?

I have to interrupt the flow in order to express my shock and horror at something I have not experienced, and never will experience, but believe should never happen but apparently will anyway.

I refer to the throwaway comment this afternoon on the wireless that there is to be a movie remake of Sherlock Holmes, a detective most famous for his cerebral qualities. The new and revised Sherlock will be an "action hero", revelling in new-found qualities as a pugilist and swordsman, and his sidekick Watson will be presented as a rather "buff" assistant.

The new movie will be made by one Neil Marshall, who has recently foisted some crap called The Descent upon us (some friends are stuck in a cave, there are bloodthirsty predatorial creatures, the friends realise they might not be such good friends) and is presently making even more crap called Doomsday (deadly plagues wiping out Great Britain, "futuristic action thriller").

The horror. The horror.



Blogger Leo said...

Okay, this sent shivers down my spine as well. One to avoid I think.

Like your site by the way, some good reviews here which I have already quoted to my husband (Jervois Steak House review - he's planning a business lunch there next week).

12:44 PM  
Blogger Barry said...

Thanks for your comment - I'm always curious as to how strangers find my site.

After reading Steve Braunias in Yesterday's Sunday Star Times, I'm glad I didn't fork out for the wagyu - he found it lacking in anything approaching flavour.

11:50 PM  
Blogger Make Tea Not War said...

OMG- that is just awful. How could they have so utterly missed everything about Sherlock Holmes that makes it fun?

11:58 AM  

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