I really like the Sherlock Holmes character. Forget Poirot, Columbo, and the chimney sweep who goes about on skates when he should be tending to patients, Holmes is the ultimate detective. It may seem a little odd, considering how much I like the character, that I’m not a big fan of the movies. I enjoyed watching The Hound of the Baskervilles as a kid but I was fascinated more by the idea than the move itself. There are apparently 24 movie versions of Hound of the Baskervilles so perhaps the couple I remember watching weren’t the best examples. There have been over 200 Sherlock Holmes movies and easily my favourite is Young Sherlock Holmes.
That Spielberg produced action adventure was much more to my liking than the more common dialogue heavy examples. Young Sherlock Holmes is worth mentioning as while watching this version from Guy Ritchie I noticed a few similarities between the two. The team of three people consisting of Sherlock Holmes, his best friend Watson, and a love interest of Holmes. The supernatural black magic theme. The clever and timely reveal of a well-known adversary to Holmes. Most important similarity of all is a focus on fun.