New photos from 'Sherlock Holmes' and thoughts on movie-watching expectations
Posted Thursday, December 10, 2009 at 3:19 PM Central
Last updated Thursday, December 10, 2009 at 3:21 PM Central
by Tim Briscoe
I've stopped having high expectations for a Guy Ritchie flick. Sure Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels and Snatch were good, some of the best for the period. Revolver and RocknRolla didn't live up to the hype. I no longer have faith in Ritchie, even post-Madonna.
I also don't like when they "re-imagine" classic characters and storylines. This new generation Holmes is barely recognizable from the Basil Rathbone version from yore.
So, while you review this new stills from the film coming Christmas Day, contemplate this question: Is it better to have high expectations for a movie in hopes of being rewarded or should we approach him film-viewing with an open mind? It seems the experience is that much greater with the former and less of an event with the latter.