Go figure – somebody in marketing finally realized, in a deduction less than worthy of the world’s greatest detective, that selling a movie about Sherlock Holmes as a Sherlock Holmes mystery is more effective than emphasizing the drama of his having Alzheimer’s.
Not having seen the movie yet myself, I couldn’t tell you which is closest to the truth of the film, but this does a much better job of selling Mr. Holmes to existing fans of the character.
I’m a little disappointed in the guy who appears to be playing Basil Rathbone, though.
Luke Y. Thompson has been writing professionally about movies and pop-culture since 1999, and has also been an actor in some extremely cheap culty and horror movies you will probably never hear much about (he is nonetheless mostly proud of them, as he met his wife on one). As editor of The Robot's Voice since 2012, he can take the blame for the majority of the site's content, all of which he creates because he loves you very, very much. (Although he loves nachos more. Sorry.)
Prior to TRV, Luke wrote for publications that include the New Times LA, Los Angeles CityBeat, E! Online, OC Weekly, Geekweek, GeekChicDaily, The L.A. Times, The Village Voice, LA Weekly, and Nerdist