Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Beware of Sherlock Holmes

main_posterSound the Alarm Bells.  Bad Movie Alert! Bad Movie Alert!

Hey Guys.  I just thought that it was time to put up this warning to those reading my blog.  Many of you may have been seeing all sorts of trailers and previews for this movie online and in theatres for months, and been fairly impressed with them.  I know that I was.  I was very much looking forward to seeing this movie.  Up until I saw the release date. 

For those of you that don’t know, Sherlock Holmes is slated to release on Christmas Day.   Now you might ask “What is so special about Christmas Day that has warranted such a warning about this film?” 

Well, its just that many films have used Christmas Day releases as a way to hide bad movies.  Let me give you some examples:

  1. The Spirit   Last year on Christmas Day ‘The Spirit’ released and that film was just garbage.  (Sorry).  I felt sorry for anyone that endured it.  Well that’s not to say that some people may have liked it.  I know someone that said they felt it wasn’t that bad.  But I was bored watching it.

  2. Aliens vs. Predator – Requiem   On Christmas Day of 2007 AVPR released and it was pretty bad.  It was better than the Spirit, but just bad.

And on and on, there have been bad movies released on Christmas Day.  Why? Film studios that know that they have a bad movie will sometimes use Christmas Day as a way of hiding a movie, since people are busy and they don’t have time to read reviews.  So the film slips under people’s radars and they go see it.  Sherlock Holmes is in a position that many people will want to see this film, but will it be good is the only problem I have.  If you still want to see this film (which I will probably end up doing), proceed with caution.  

You have been warned.


  1. Um. All three of The Lord of the Rings pictures opened on Christmas Day. As for Sherlock Holmes, I hear it's terrific.

  2. Hey Anonymous where are you from. The Lord of the Rings movies all released before Christmas here in Canada. Dec 19 for Fellowship of the Rings, Dec.18 for Two Towers and Dec. 17 for Return of the King.

    Also, I didn't say that the movie was bad, its just there is a chance that it could be given the release date. I haven't seen the movie yet, so I don't know for sure how it will be.