Yes, I'm aware that the article indicates that odd things were happening with the writer, but that doesn't excuse the fact that he was killed! Also, the implication that his arm was cut off before he died? I wouldn't wish that on anyone.
May. 28th, 2010
I hated the TV trailers for this movie. The TV trailers actually convinced me not to watch this movie in theaters since it made Sherlock Holmes look like some old fashioned version of James Bond (the movie version). Now, James Bond movies have good action scenes, but character development and story fall flat. The trailers for Sherlock Holmes made me think that the movie was just like a James Bond film: good action scenes, but terrible character development and bad story.
Another reason why I didn't like the trailers was because I read one Sherlock Holmes book when I was a kid. I loved the book. To me, the trailers did not match up to my memories of the book.
So when I sat down to watch the movie, I was pleasantly surprised to see that the story and character development weren't all that bad. I'm still not won over with the movie version of Sherlock Holmes, but I thought Dr. Watson was cool and the storyline was pretty good.
Though why did the only female lead character have to be a criminal?!