Heroic Princes, Beautiful Princesses, and… illegal weapons in the Middle East? It may be the strangest mix of things that went into Mike Newell’s adaptation of the classic video game, but is this movie more ‘next level’ than ‘game over’?
“This must register on an emotional level. First, distract target. Then block his blind jab. Counter with cross to left cheek. Discombobulate. Dazed, will attempt wild hay-maker. Weaken right jaw. Now fracture. Break cracked ribs. Heel kick to diaphragm. In summary: ears ringing, jaw fractured, three ribs cracked, four broken, diaphragm hemorrhaging. Physical recovery: six weeks. Full psychological recovery: six months. Capacity to spit at back of head: neutralized.” — Sherlock Holmes,Sherlock Holmes