Holmes & Watson (2018)

STORY – 1
DIRECTOR – 0
ACTOR – 0
MUSIC – 0
CULT – 0

VERDICT – 1/5

 
PROS –
1) The plot-twist where Mrs. Hudson is revealed as the daughter of Prof. Moriarty.

 
CONS –
1) A great opportunity wasted. One of the most awaited movie in recent times starring the greatest comedic-duo of our times was ruined by caricaturish performances and witless writing.

 
QUOTE –
Holmes: When one eliminates the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, is the truth.
Watson: But this is absurd. Holmes, you must know in your heart…
Holmes: The heart is for pumping blood. The truth is the truth!

The Seven-Per-Cent Solution (1976)

STORY – 0
DIRECTOR – 0
ACTOR – 1
MUSIC – 0
CULT – 1

Verdict – 2/5

Pros –
1) Laurence Olivier as Professor Moriarty – straight out of Sidney Paget illustration.
2) Putting Sigmund Freud in a Sherlock Holmes adventure

 

Cons –
1) Robert Duvall as Dr. Watson: Great actor in a wrong role
2) Mediocre story with a mediocre villain. Professor Moriarty was only a side-show.

 

Quote –
Sherlock Holmes : Eliminate the impossible,my dear Doctor,
and whatever remains,however improbable,must be the truth.

 

The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes (1970)

STORY – 1
DIRECTOR – 1
ACTOR – 1
MUSIC – 0
CULT – 1

Verdict – 4/5

 

Pros –
1) A realistic approach by Billy Wilder to the myth of Sherlock Holmes where his intelligence is also susceptible to failure.
2) Geneviève Page as Ilse von Hoffmanstal – Impeccable as the love interest Sherlock never had just like Irene Adler.
3) The writing style is very close to Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.
4) Loch Ness monster sub-plot and Queen cameo.

 

Cons –
N/A

 

Quote –
Holmes: Some of us are cursed with memories like flypaper. Stuck there is a staggering amount of miscellaneous data, most of it useless.

Sherlock (Season 4)

STORY – 0
DIRECTOR – 0
ACTOR – 0
MUSIC – 0
CULT – 0

VERDICT– 0/5

 

PROS –
1) Mrs. Hudson driving Aston Martin.

 

CONS –
1) You can’t fool viewers by showing incoherent story-lines, the plot is full of potholes and claim it be a twisted psychological thriller of some sort.
2) This season reduced the iconic detective to a manipulated genius driven by other geniuses beyond his comprehension long before he hit puberty. There was also a hint given that he was brain-washed.

 

QUOTE –
High Rank Police Officer: Do you have any idea what speed you were going at?
Mrs. Hudson: No, of course not! I was on the phone.

Mr. Holmes (2015)

STORY – 0
DIRECTOR – 0
ACTOR – 1
MUSIC – 0
CULT – 0

Verdict – 1/5

Pros –
1) Sherlock Holmes factor

 

Cons –
1) Without Sherlock’s name – this movie is dead.
2) Weird connections – Japanese Prickly ash/bees & wasps
3) Boring dud thriller

 

Quote –
Roger: But all that just told you he was married. How did you know he’d come to see you about his wife?
Sherlock Holmes: [smiles] Because when you’re a detective, and a man comes to see you, it’s usually about his wife.

Sherlock (Season 3)

Sherlock (Season 3)

STORY – 0
DIRECTOR – 1
ACTOR – 1
MUSIC – 1
CULT – 1

VERDICT – 4/5

 

PROS–
1) The “Mary-CIA” angle

 

CONS-
1) Holmes killing Magnussen was completely against the nature and character of Sherlock Holmes. Epic Fail.

 

QUOTE-
Mrs Hudson : “Oh, the neighbours.”

Sherlock (Season 2)

Sherlock (Season 2)

STORY – 1
DIRECTOR – 1
ACTOR – 1
MUSIC – 1
CULT – 1

VERDICT – 5/5

 

PROS –
1) “A Scandal in Belgravia” – best episode
2)  Lara Pulver as Irene Adler
3) “I AM SHER LOCKED”

 

CONS-
1) “The Hounds of Baskerville” sucks

 

QUOTE –
“Sherlock Holmes: Mrs Hudson, leave Baker Street? England would fall !”