So, help yourself to some cheese and crackers. The bartender will take your order. Just thought I’d throw this little afterparty. Stay awhile and admire the art by John Watkiss. Yeah, it is central to that famous mystery surrounding a graphic novel as the basis for the Robert Downey Jr. “Sherlock Holmes” movie. These are illustrations that were drawn up from a script that a producer used to sell the movie to studios. Have I said this before? Hey, it’s been a long week. Anyway, someone will find this interesting.
I should mention again here a SPOILER ALERT for our more sensitive viewers. Maybe that should be my new thing: I just keeping warning everyone with spoiler alerts. Wouldn’t that be nice if there was always someone around to warn you when something bad was going to happen to you with a spoiler alert? That would be pretty awesome. Anyway, don’t mind me, keep mingling. Smile and nod. I really don’t see a need to annouce a spoiler alert but someone suggested it. Yeah, the drunk guy over there who keeps saying “spoiler alert” like I’m starting to do. Of course, stuff is depicted here that will be in the movie but it really shouldn’t hurt a darn old thing. As I’ve said, I’m just going to the movie to see Robert Downey Jr. do his thing and exchange some witty banter with Jude Law. And it’s also very nice to have the very lovely Rachel McAdams on board.
Also, notice that the art is dated, “2006.” Wow, these things take forever to get off the ground, don’t they? Of course, some projects are decades in the making or never get made. As I conclude in my Comics Grinder review at Newsarama, which you really should read unless you already have, John Watkiss did great artwork for the graphic novel from the ’90s, “Ring of Roses,” but it did not ultimately add up to a great graphic novel. However, after all these years, it looks like it may end up as a pretty good movie. Sometimes, things just take a long time to find a home. Which reminds me: Everybody, time to go home.