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Jan 28, 2012 - 12:18PM
First, thanks Rocky for writing down the paragraph about Irene - I would have been too lazy for this :)
Jan 29, 2012 - 8:06AM
Country Barcelona (Spain)
Age (opt) 30
Jan 30, 2012 - 10:53AM
Teresa is right. In most movies you'll find stereotypes for a lot of countries and people. I mean, just take SH2: gypsies steal your cloths, drink and dance. Germans only in military uniforms, shouting and looking angry (ok, they were at a weapon's factory, but why were there all these military men in the first place?). SH1: I thought that Blackwood was quite stereotypical as well even though Mark Strong played him very well given the script.
Jan 27, 2012 - 1:35AM
I see your point, Rocky. It's not that I don't like the fact that he is doing blockbusters that make millions of bucks for the studios. He hasn't been in blockbusters before, and I know Iron Man gave him the chance to be in one. As S. says, it also made him a megastar. He was unknown outside the US before IM. I like the fact that IM brought success and fame for him. I like the fact that he has made new fans not just in the US but all over the world. If he hadn't done IM the world wouldn't have discovered this talented, charismatic actor. After all he has gone through all good things finally came to him. I am very happy for him. However, sometimes it would be nice to see him in movies that will bring acclaim for him, not just money.
Jan 27, 2012 - 6:14AM
I'm enjoying this conversation/debate, too :)
Jan 27, 2012 - 3:51PM
Thank you for sharing the info on Guy Ritchie signing on for the next SH installment. I was glad to hear that Robert would like to focus more on mystery and crime solving in SH3. Rob, you got it right! That's exactly what the audience expect from the third movie. I also hope that there will more focus on Sherlock's powers of deduction and giving the audience something to solve. Like Ray, I don't want something predictable. The audience should be given something to guess/ wonder about. I don't want something bigger either. Just a story about a new case for the detective to solve. You said they had to be careful not to make the character too foolish. That's exactly what I was trying to tell you. I said Robert's Sherlock looked ridiculous with these silly disguises. As Robert says, SH is a 'weirdo'. I got that, but the character's eccentricity was exaggerated in the sequel. That's why I didn't like his interpretation of the detective this time. At least, it is toned down in the first movie. I hope it will be in the next movie. They should focus more on his brilliant mind than on his eccentricity. I expect to see a detective, not a clown. I don't mind the slow motion effects but Guy Ritchie shouldn't use them more than necessary.
Jan 28, 2012 - 10:14AM
As for the disguises, I wrote my opinion to that in the other thread about Sherlock Holmes 3 - don't want to repeat myself ;)
Jan 24, 2012 - 12:35PM
Thank you Rocky, I didn't know how to express what you said. I really love Iron Man and Sherlock Holmes, and for me Robert can continue doing this roles 10 years more.
Country Barcelona (Spain)
Age (opt) 30
Jan 24, 2012 - 12:56PM
That was a great post Rocky!
Age (opt) 13
Jan 24, 2012 - 1:33PM
It's great to have the film maker's POV, Rocky. I will add that the Team-Downey projects all look very exciting so in addition to the franchises we will be seeing him in projects he developed himself and has passion for. If Robert's happy I'm happy.
Jan 25, 2012 - 12:24AM
Thank you Rocky for your post. You said it all and as Judy said, from your POV as a film maker. His endless and unlimited talent allow him the leeway to do any role he desires, successfully. Robert really wanted to do IM ..... he's had that desire since childhood I'm sure. No one else could possibly have been Tony Stark/Iron Man. He made that role his very own.
Country Walnut Creek, Calif USA
Jan 26, 2012 - 7:41AM
I'm kind of torn on this one. I love this actor so much but I must stay that I really hated Sherlock Holmes 2. The story was totally lame, action too. Sick of Guy Ritchies slow-mo plus this whole Holmes- Watson thing is just way too much for my taste. Iron Man on the other hand, I LOVED the first one, the second one was a BIG disappointment. The third one I’m looking forward too just because it’s Shane Black. I know he’s probably stuck with the contract that says he has to do 3 of these and Avengers but then I would really like him to stop with the Iron Man movies. Three is enough, also enough with the Sherlock Holmes too, or at least take a break for a couple of years on that one. I feel like there’s a ton of things he could do out there that’s interesting and can still make money. It doesn’t have to be small artsy or big blockbuster stuff all the time. Not every small artsy film he did was good anyway. Soloist for example I thought was awful. I think he just needs to find the right balance. I’m really excited about some of the project that he and Susan have announced for their company (Yucatan, Emergency, Accidental Genius, USS Indianapolis). I just don’t want to see Iron Man 6 or Sherlock Holmes 13 get made. Look at someone like Christian Bale. He did three Batman movies and now he says he’s done with it. He needs to say goodbye to Tony and Sherlock and go explore other things.
Jan 30, 2012 - 11:30AM
After skimming through 3 threads with this same conversation, I must implore all of you: Pick your Battles. This is ridiculous.
Jan 30, 2012 - 11:44AM
Ha...Please Keep the Iron Man and Sherlock Holmes films coming! Keep doing the projects in between that you see fit Robert.
Age (opt) 26