One more thing about the new Sherlock Holmes movie: his love interest, predictably, is Irene Adler, the only woman who ever outwitted Sherlock Holmes. Conseqently, it's implied that Holmes is infatuated with her from then on. All well and good, but what I've never understood is why so many fans and pastiche writers think Adler was infatuated with Holmes. Fan fictions of romantic adventures between the two abound, and one Holmes scholar put forth the idea that Rex Stout's Nero Wolfe was Holmes' and Adler's bastard son!
I don't get it. She beat him! Why would she be infatuated with him? I ask any woman reading this: have you ever been into a man you thought was dumber than you? This is a woman who, before her marriage, was wooed by kings and princes. By comparison, Sherlock Holmes is not a fun date, unless eccentric emotional cripples fascinated by crime and murder turn you on. (You know when I put it that way I make him sound like potential school shooter.)
At least they've got Rachel McAdams in the part, though one wonders how she will ever surpass Morgan Fairchild's defining take on the role. (Um, yeah, that's snark.)