Gandalf, Magneto, Sherlock Holmes….
While it may not be the popular opinion, the general consensus around the ReelGood office is that the BBC Sherlock series is vastly overrated. The Sir Arthur Conan Doyle ‘Sherlock Holmes’ stories, on the other hand, are adequately rated. Ever read ‘The Speckled Band’? Have a crack at that little gem if you want to be creeped the hell out. #shudder #smuglyf. Anyway, here’s the trailer for Mr Holmes, a film we didn’t ask for and probably don’t want but are getting anyway. Ian McKellen is always worth watching, so I guess..we’ll..just see…then….won’t we?
“In 1947, the long-retired Sherlock Holmes, aged 93, lives in a remote Sussex farmhouse with his housekeeper, Mrs. Munro, and her young son, Roger. Holmes reflects on his life while writing in his journals, tending to his bees, and dealing with the deterioration of his once incredible mind. The film, like the novel, uses flashbacks to reveal events of the past, when he was still at the height of his fame and mental ability at his Baker Street consulting rooms, and during a visit to Japan.”
Mr. Holmes stars Ian McKellen, Colin Starkey, Laura Linney and Hiroyuki Sanada and is set for release in June, 2015.
Check out the trailer below –