New Sherlock Holmes – hit or miss?

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I really loved reading Sherlock Holmes when I was little. I remember sitting in the library, checking back flaps and noting down Sherlock Holmes stories I still did not read.
Hey that was way back in the day when google did not even exist.
And I still remember my delight when I would stumble upon a book that I haven’t read.

Then came the series with Jeremy Brett and I have to say in my mind he was the perfect Holmes. I cannot explain why, he just was.

So today when I have read that the new Sherlock Holmes is to hit the screens in 2010 it was with mixed feelings.

Robert Downey Jr. as Sherlock Holmes, bloody hell who saw that one coming? I’m a long time fan because the man is a great actor, especially since he got his act together. But Jeremy Brett is a tough act to follow.

Jude Law as Watson? Somehow I just do not see it.

And then there is Guy Ritchie. I loved Snatch and Lock, Stock and 2 smoking barrels but his recent movies have all been – well there is no other way of putting it but pants.
Ritchie did say this movie will not be his traditional ware but will it do justice to the Arthur Conan Doyle’s work?

I know that curiosity will get the better of me and I will have to see, if for nothing else then old times sake, but I would love to hear from any of you fellow Sherlock Holmes fans – what do you think?
Do you think it will be worth checking it? Can Robert Downey Jr. do a better job then Jeremy Brett? And can Jude Law do a credible Watson?

Do let me know what you think in the comments below.