Thanks for the Review Cas.
For me, Basil Rathbone was the perfect Holmes for that period.
Jeremy Brett was perfect for the 80's & 90's
They were so good, I have still not managed to fully warm to "Downey Jr." ("Don't cal me Junior!") as Holmes, even though I like him as an Actor usually.
Agreed. Benedict is a wonderful actor but the writing got too full of itself. Basil, Jeremy, Nicol and to a lesser extent RDJnr have all done the character justice and brought something to it individually. JLM also good but it's always been Basil for me.Classically, for me, it's Brett all the way.
In modern incarnations, I've got room for cabbage patch and Downey, but have certainly enjoyed revisiting Downey a lot, whilst The BBC series, for me, jumped the shark around the time of him meetingMagnus Magnusson and then going on a series of dream quests before fighting Hela, the Goddess of Death.and shooting
Ian Hart was a good Watson opposite Richard Roxburgh and Rupert Everett.Thanks for the review.
I'm a bit of a Holmes snob ("Stop messing with the scripture; that's not right!") so didn't think I'd like these films but they were surprisingly enjoyable (the first one more so than the second). The TV series was okay for the first few seasons but then wore out its welcome. As an aside the first Anthony Horowitz book was okay too. So maybe there's actually some degree of flexibility, or perhaps hypocracy, in my Holmesian belief system.
Anyway another vote for Jeremy Brett here. Exactly how I imagined the character being portrayed when I read the books. And also a mention for David Burke/Edward Hardwicke - pretty good Watsons!
Yeah, I need to give them another try. My Wife likes both Movies so there would be no fight there!I can understand that. I do, however, love the way the Ritchie movies (and as a result BBC show) offered some visual insight into Sherlock's mind. It was very innovative at times.
Yes but Nigel Bruce is not as Watson should be - good as they are together - I believe they were good friends - well they seem it anyway - and for years after people assumed Watson was an idiot - Jude Law is superb as Watson - possibly my favourite Watson - in these - as in fact also were the 2 actors who played Watson in the Jeremy Brett shows (names temporarily escape me)