Like the recent exploding, lens flaring version of Star Trek, the forthcoming big-budget Sherlock Holmes adaptation, action-packed and with non-Holmsian supernatural and sexy elements, will likely be “fun.” But….

….does every canonical hero have to be reworked in this manner? Can we sell anything anymore if it isn’t about explosions, non-stop action, and special effects? Does the Fate of the World always have to be at stake?

Anyway, the film, starring Robert Downey Jr., Jude Law, and Rachel McAdams, will be out next Christmas.