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uh-huh, soi fong, ......

thoughts on the new Sherlock Holmes movie

Finally got a chance to go see this now that I am back in America.

  1. The plot is weird. Not all that Conan Doyle-like due to too much action and not quite enough mystery+deduction. On the other hand, the overall feel of the movie is stylish.

  2. Lord Blackwood eerily reminds me of Al Pacino in Godfather.

  3. They totally revamped the Irene Adler character for the sake of onscreen romance, and I do not like it. -_- (That said, I think Rachael McAdams was good for the role.) It goes hand in hand with the emotionalizing-Holmes thing (see below).

  4. I am not sure I like what they did to Holmes. He's much, much more human and more expressively emotional now and I'm just...having some trouble with that.

  5. I do LOVE what they did to Watson though. (Oddly enough, I did not find the beard on Jude Law an issue.) Watson's totally, ass-kickingly awesome now. And toppish, to add to it. ("Be gentle with me, Watson!"...I mean...SRSLY PEOPLE? SRSLY?)
In conclusion: Holmes is CLEARLY gay for Watson, who tragically does not realize what they have is not bromance.

When I get some time, I might start looking into fanfics for this.....

Comments

本来就不是小说,是漫画改编嘛……
fanfics目前没有看到特别好的;_;
XD ILU.

I found I was quite happy with how Downey got the essence of Holmes's... voice, kind of? His irascibility? XD

And totally agree on ass-kicking Watson. 8D As a person who HATES mustaches, I found him quite hot. 8D

Also, the gay = yes.
In conclusion: Holmes is CLEARLY gay for Watson, who tragically does not realize what they have is not bromance.

默默地悲从中来⋯⋯
我不幸发现,这么多年我没萌上福华的原因,不仅是因为我苏原版老福,而且是因为⋯⋯其实我想看华福!
求得落同学GJ⋯⋯
sy上早已满天满地的电影文了,还有NC17上蜡烛的呢⋯⋯
中文圈子里面是谁攻啊……?
瞄了一眼,电影相关的确实是花生攻⋯⋯
那只邋遢鬼攻得起来么⋯⋯⋯⋯(撇嘴)
HOTSON \o/



+ Holmes is CLEARLY gay for Watson, who tragically does not realize what they have is not bromance. - yes, yes.
i don't know why i even loved that movie so much - maybe it's all because of the slash & pretty people in it - cause it really wasn't that good. the plot was a bit stupid, i thought. BUT i can't wait for the sequel :D MORIARTY!
Hmmm...I wonder who will play Moriarty....

难道只有我觉得

花生才是傲娇的那一个……?
参见他在马车里对老福挥出的粉拳。。。

Re: 难道只有我觉得

但是我觉得老福更加傲娇……比如故意忘记手枪什么的。
3) Watch it again. There was no on screen romance (Not between Irene & Holmes, anyway). At no point in the movie does Holmes indicate that he has any romantic feelings for Irene. He doesn't want her to suffer because he's not a bastard, and he probably enjoys her as a foil, and she possibly thinks he's cute and enjoys playing with him, but that's about it. I actually really enjoyed their dynamic. It was sexual for the audience without being sexual for the characters, which I thought was very clever!

Anyway, I'm not familiar with the books, so I can't speak to that, but Holmes/Watson was CLEARLY CANON OMG. I mean, THEY SHARE A DOG. People might share a house with a friend to save on rent, and one of them might have a pet, but you don't share a pet with your friend. Sharing a pet implies a more permanent arrangement, and isn't it also often practice/replacement for a baby? Y'know, it's a very coupley thing to do...
That's the thing though, in the book canon (and good Lord I never thought I'd be one of THOSE people who talk about book canon while discussing a movie adaptation), there is utterly NOTHING sexual about Irene Adler whereas Holmes is concerned. Zero. Nada. Zill. It was vehemently emphasized that Holmes felt nothing for her except for respect, and the same is true vice versa.

One of the things I loved best about Irene Adler as a character was how Conan Doyle wrote her without commenting on her gender—she was just such a purely kickass character who did not end up romantically linked with the male lead in any way, shape, or form. She existed quite independently of Holmes, who had an abiding respect for her.

And that's another thing which didn't sit right with me about Irene/Holmes interaction in the movie—how Holmes sticked around with her and her little games. It was a part of the...humanization of Holmes, I suppose; but still, the Holmes I am familiar with would never put up with such flighty diversions (waking up naked and handcuffed to a bed? really? REALLY?), not to mention that Irene would never deign him an interest in that way, period.

Yet, I do admit that movie!Holmes is so much easier to slash precisely because of the same humanization, because he no longer wears the aura of invincibility and infallibility. He actually needs people (namely Watson) now—and I have to say, I never quite got that feeling from the books. A part of that is because movie!Watson is so much more awesome than book!Watson, but man...
But he only woke up naked like that because she drugged him. I didn't get any sexual/romantic interest on Holmes' end from the movie either. And I was looking for it!
Yeah, I know what you mean, but it goes back to my whole "WTF this should have never have happened in the first place" train of thought. I don't like how the movie tried to play with a Holmes/Irene relationship (of whatever sort) because in my opinion there should be none based on the books.

Which is kinda silly, because the movie is canon enough for the movieverse fanfictions.
我是看完了没怎么意识到自己看的是福尔摩斯……
我想,以前我也是更想看华福的orz
电影的话相当华福,如果不算华生同学在某种意义上没心没肺的话……
要说原作,老福那是相~当~地萌啊。不过原作的华生不大配得上的样子。
所以说这个就是我苏原作老福且坚决不看福华的原因⋯⋯(从小学四年级开始的执念!)
新电影的花生实在是太美好了。真的。
问题是为何他一上来就BG了啊!!!!
The way they bicker in the movie like an old couple is simply too adorkable.

I'm having trouble figuring out which one of them I want to top the other one, but so far the fics I've read are all pretty well written.