The Home of the Creative Mind

Welcome to PooBahSpiel, the online voice and home of the creative mind of Mark Monlux, Illustrator Extraordinaire. Prepare yourself for an endless regaling of art directly from the hand of this stellar artist. And brace yourself against his mighty wind of pontification. Updates are kinda weekly and show daily sketches, current projects, and other really nifty stuff.

Monday, February 6, 2012

The Comic Critic Revies Sherlock Holmes: Game of Shadows

I’ve yet to write a review of 2009’s Sherlock Holmes. But I’ll tell you right now that I gave that one an eight and was tempted to give it a nine. Just like I’m giving this one a seven while tempted to give it an eight. Why am I wavering? Because I’m a Sherlock Holmes nut. I began reading Sherlock Holmes stories while I was in grade school, and I could name off all the cases by the time I was in junior high school. I’ve seen nearly all of the American and British Sherlock Holmes movies, including the ones that were produced during World War II. Sherlock and I go way back and I’m totally loving these new reboots. Sure, they cover a lot of ground too quickly, and they loosely grab only some elements from some of the cases, but their overall feel and gist is spot-on. But I have to warn you—what you’re hearing is the voice of the very young me. And back then, I thought a lot of things were cool, like bellbottoms and disco.