A comic about Sherlock Holmes should come from someone British, don't you think? I do. That's why it worked out so perfectly for our friend Jon Scrivens to provide us with one!
Jon is the creator of a macabre web comic called Little Terrors! and if you want to see how they do thing across the pond, then you should check it out!
Part of me wonders how British people feel about American actors playing classic characters of British literature. I know there was a lot of hub-bub about using ANY American's in the Harry Potter films, but I've heard no such uproar about Sherlock Holmes. Weird. Movie producers would catch hell if some British production company had Kenneth Branagh play Davy Crockett.
I didn't get a chance to see Sherlock Holmes over the Christmas weekend, but hopefully I'll get to see it in the new year. Critics kind of seem to hate the idea of taking a literary character known for combating his enemies with his intelligence and turning it him into a squalid brawler. But of all the friends I know who have seen it, most have come out of the film feeling very positive about the experience.
I was kind of disappointed that I didn't make it to the theater this weekend for another reason. Apparently it was the largest box office weekend in history with $270 million in tickets sold and I missed it. What really astounded me is that Avatar only lost 2% of it's business from the previous weekend and since that time, it's been bringing in $15 to $20 million daily. That's nuts. That's pure blockbuster right there.
I was kind of suspicious of Avatar's ability to be a long-term earner. But this thing has a "gotta see it on the big screen" vibe stamped all over it. Certainly an event.
Not much else for me to talk about today. Due to New Year's there's nothing really interesting coming out in theaters this weekend.
I suppose I could mention the Kickstarter fund raising campaign for Theater Hopper: Year Three one last time. As of this writing, there are 28 hours left in the campaign. It ends on December 31, so by the time I update on Friday, it will be over.
As you know, we've met goal. So I'm not aiming for more money. But if there are any rewards you would like to take advantage of by pledging, this is the 11th hour. I won't be offering these incentives in the future. So if you want to take advantage of them now, this is the time to do it.
That's all I have for now. Has anyone here seen Sherlock Holmes? What did you think of it? How was Robert Downey Jr. in the role? Would you recommend it? Leave your comments below!