If you checked-in for yesterday’s post you will already know that Sherlock Holmes is Dracula’s only significant rival when it comes to literary characters with the most big and small screen adaptations to their credit.
An alternative world mash-up featuring Robert Downey Jr.’s movie detective versus the BBC’s Benedict Cumberbatch (with an army of self-styled “Cumberbabes” in tow) would be quite a spectacle. In the meantime I’m recommending the Stephen Spielberg produced Young Sherlock Holmes as the perfect accompaniment for a Father’s Day afternoon nap.
The arcane and occult plot-stylings undoubtedly influenced Guy Ritchie’s Twenty-First Century Holmes reboot and (although plaudits go elsewhere) Young Sherlock Holmes is a film that utilised groundbreaking CGI effects; just check-out the stained glass knight in one of the movie’s many not-so-family-friendly moments!
Indiana Jones meets Gothic Victoriana. What’s not to like?
You can view the whole film part by part on YouTube!
- YOUNG SHERLOCK HOLMES is Getting Remade (geektyrant.com)