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October 27th, 2009 at 8:51 pm

No Kidding Sherlock

The Sherlock Holmes posters so far have been pretty consistent visually, always sporting some fog, and blue tinge (a little more pronounced here) and backgrounds that scream period. Not earth shattering stuff, but distinctive enough to to be remembered and essentially ok for a movie which will be sold as “Robert Downey Jr. IS Sherlock Holmes!” anyway. Just get Downey out there looking like Sherlock and make a poster that isn’t completely boring to look at.

The humor is throwing me off a little bit though, especially as portrayed by the tagline. “Holmes for the Holiday”. Are we supposed to consider this to be an example of the supreme wit that will be displayed by Sherlock in the movie? My guess is that the film will have the kind of combination of drama and sometimes caustic humor that we see in, to pick the most obvious example, House, but the tagline isn’t exactly giving me confidence that they got the humor part of the formula right. And to be quite honest, Jude Law’s expression isn’t quite encouraging either.

This are probably just quirks of the poster, not very representative of the actual movie. But it would be nice if they were gone

(Via IMPAwards)

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  • 1

    do you know who designed the sherlock holmes posters???

    linehan on December 7th, 2009
  • 2

    Sherlock Ho-hums?

    Marc McDonald on December 25th, 2009
  • 3

    They have no idea what they’ll be in for when they see this movie- apart from the bad CGI. And the poster conceals even that very well.

    Tamsin on July 20th, 2010
  • 4

    Jude Law could win the oscar award for best actor.,*.

    Eric Patterson on July 25th, 2010
  • 5

    jude law is really a macho, hunk actor. my brother idolizes him~’-

    Sienna Richardson on September 9th, 2010
  • 6

    I am big fan of Sherlock Holmes books and this movie was pretty funny and enjoyable.

    Romance Movies on October 17th, 2010
  • 7

    Jude Law would be more suitable in roles where he is a woman seducer;;’

    Natural Treatments : on October 24th, 2010
  • 8

    well, Jude Law is really a very handsome guy, i would love to marry someone like him :-*

    Natural Treatments on December 14th, 2010
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