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Inappropriate Choices

I saw the trailer for the new Warner Brothers flick Sherlock Holmes and couldn’t help but feel this way about their choice to cast Robert Downey Jr. in the lead. I think he’s a superb actor, but this choice, in my opinion, reflects Hollywood’s tendency to latch on to the surefire winners for even recycled fare to make it profitable. I believe that WB is jumping the shark…again. They even feature Holmes and Watson escaping death in that infamous hero cliché shot (an explosion sends their silhouettes hurling away from a fireball towards the viewer). Who knows, maybe it will be a hit – a la Michael Keaton as Batman – and children the world over will flock to libraries and bookstores to sponge up every last bit of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s works. Only time will tell.

What say you?

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