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I've heard it's modern-ish, but not modern -modern; more like "slightly different era" modern with modern-ish elements thrown in? Yeah, I don't know how to describe that.
But I did see The Princess and the Frog today, and I really enjoyed it! It's basically modern-day appeal meets classic Disney nostalgia.
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go_leafs_nation wrote:Is there a detective element at all or just action? I saw Ebert gave it three stars, so maybe there IS a glimmer of hope...
There is indeed a mystery and its a pretty good one too. I wouldn't judge too much based on what the critics say, they usually bash anything that isn't Oscar worthy.
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Positive reviews are usually positive for a reason. And hey, maybe the trailer markets it more as an action movie so it sells better- sorta like About Schmidt was billed as a comedy. I have no idea, but my initial optimism about the film has been somewhat brought back to life for now...
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I actually went to see it yesterday. I was afraid that it would be just an action movie with the Holmes plot tacked on - I was pleasantly surprised. True, the interpretation of Holmes is somewhat non-traditional (I don't know to what extent because I haven't read much Holmes), but I thought the action and mystery portions of the movie worked fairly well together.

Very minor spoiler: At a couple of points in the movie, Holmes mentally goes through his fight movements for the next few seconds, describing each blow and parry, as well as the resulting damage. Like I said, I haven't read much Holmes, so I'm technically not sure if it fits his character, but it certainly felt like it did. I'm a little disappointed it only happened twice.
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Well, all my previous words on Sherlock Holmes must now be solemnly eaten and washed down with a cup of tea. I got back from it, and am still in shock, I guess... More on this soon...
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EDIT. NEED WHITE BACKGROUND.
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But reading through the script, I shudder to think how close my predictions were to becoming reality. There are so many differences- the movie really improved on it. Blackwood was just some one-dimensional megalomaniac at first. And consider the following: originally, Blackwood was supposed to be decapitated at the Tower of London and then come back from the dead. The solution: a gun was fired, and panic ensued. While everyone was looking away, Blackwood switched places with the executioner and thus escaped death. Let's not ask the obvious question of why nobody bothered to look at the head. I think the movie's events onscreen are far more ingenious than the ones put initially on paper.
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For some reason, my computer has been the target of random p o r n sites popping up for no apparent reason. Ugh. I find that disgusting.
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I had that problem about a year ago, it just went away eventually. My mom was like "Wtf are you looking at." shortly afterwards she was relieved to hear of my true sexuality...
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Bull. I bet you were both were taking full advantage of the Internet's #1 use. And cacums, what is your true sexuality? Has it changed since the last time you shared?
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I'm full time gay. Girls are very attrative but I'm not attracted to them as much as I am towards boys. On a scale of 1-10 (1 being straight, 5 being bisexual, and 10 being gay) I'm a 9. I still see a slight possibility of me going back to being straight, but I'm just not interested in searching for it yet.
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Nice. I'm part time gay. Mondays and Tuesdays from 7 till 10, or whenever I'm downloading gay porn.
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Thank you Michael for getting rid of all those annoying bots!

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My dad and I watched the original Friday the 13th. It was a nice experience as nobody has ever watched one of 'my films' with me before. He seemed to really enjoy it, too. The 'end' got him. Although, this morning he claimed to have already seen it twenty years of so previously.
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My parents watched Handover with me on Boxing day. I was surprised they didn't laugh at all.

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They know how to PM now.

The Bots know how to PM now!
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I got one from Michel. I'll so it to you as soon as I can get onto the P.C

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I deleted mine as soon as I saw the title... darn spambots :roll:

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I had a pop up that there was a new message but by the time I clicked my inbox it disappeared.
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Same here.

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