JHWS “Gwen” read a review of Mr. Holmes in The New Yorker (July 20 issue). The film is reviewed by Richard Brody. The writer made two statements that Gwen wishes to discuss – the first one will be this week’s discussion and the second one will be next week’s.
Since this discusses the movie Mr. Holmes, I’ll but this under a Read More link for those of you who do not wish stumble upon any spoilers.
He notes that in the film Holmes tells himself “I must have done something wrong.” Then he goes on to write: ‘The movie makes a big deal of this, but Sherlockians will hardly be surprised, since, on the page, wrongness and regret flickered around his exploits from the start. There were many occasions on which he arrived too late to prevent an unfortunate death.’
First, I appreciate the use of the term Sherlockians in the mainstream press rather than just by Sherlockians to one another. However, I think ‘many occasions’ is a bit of an overstatement. I can only think of two, without doing research: FIVE and DANC.
Was Holmes as wrong / regretful as implied here?