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Strong reveals Sherlock Holmes ending

MarkStrong.jpgAlthough Mark Strong has been openly talking about the ending of Sherlock Holmes, he's not really given away anything we wouldn't have already guessed, and I imagine that Guy Ritchie is just fine with it being talked about, he has discussed the final scene of the film.

When you read it there is something that springs to mind instantly, just how similar it is to the classic scene with Moriarty and Sherlock Holmes fighting by the waterfalls.

Despite talking about the ending I don't think this is a spoiler in any way, okay it might be if there are any cliffhangers in the film that are there to make you think that the character of Lord Blackwood is dead and not coming back, but that's the only possible scenario I see for a spoiler, and that would hardly be one anyway, it's standard fare.

So anyway, now that I'm done arguing with myself, here's what the excellent Mark Strong was saying about the Sherlock Holmes ending through Total Film:

“There’s a fantastic sequence where we duel to the death on a half-built Tower Bridge...It’s a perfect way to end the movie, Robert and I hammering seven bells out of each other on top of this swinging bridge with Victorian London as a backdrop. It’s going to be amazing.”

Well that does sound like the classic Moriarty falls sequence doesn't it? I tell you if they set it up just like that and end it the same way I'll be wondering if it's too much of a homage and a bit more of the straight copying going on. Let's hope not though.

I have high hopes for the film, especially after what Guy Ritchie did with RocknRolla (Filmstalker review). Although there's still that safe element of London gangster/geezer to this original Sherlock Holmes story, it is very far removed from the safe ground of his traditional London tales. I think the step away could be a good thing, especially with that cast list.





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