I’m doing my best Martin Luther impersonation this week. His words “Here I stand. I can do no other” were supposedly uttered at the Diet of Worms where he was having to defend his statements of faith before the secular authorities. It’s a motto I think I have to adopt.
You all know about my Sherlock Holmes fixation. I’ve enjoyed not just the original stories but just about every other form of Sherlock that I’ve encountered. Graphic novels from Japan, fiction about his later adventures with his wife, Sherlock in movies, Sherlock on TV, young Sherlock, a farcical comedy with Sherlock and Watson played by women and even Sherlock Bones, with Sherlock as a dog (actually two different authors have written about Sherlock as a dog). I even read a mash-up last year pairing Elizabeth Bennett from Pride & Prejudice with Sherlock Holmes!
But I’m drawing the line this week. There is a new Sherlock movie out and I just can’t do it. I just can’t. Not only slapstick, which I am not fond of in the least, but one of my least favorite actors. On. The. Planet.
So even though I like to think I’m open-minded, I guess there are dark rooms that I just won’t go in, and this is one of them!
Tell me about your least favorite movie.