Some Sherlockians take a lot of shit for their love of a particular actor or two. But, man, you have to give them some credit for their choices.
A lot of us have been seeing a lot more movies with Martin Freeman or Benedict Cumberbatch since those two became this generation's favorite Watson and Holmes. Some of the movies, I'd see anyway, seeing as many as I do, but after a while, you start to see a pattern.
If you go see a movie that features either Benedict Cumberbatch or Martin Freeman, chances are you can expect it to be a pretty decent movie. Maybe not a perfect movie, but a movie above a certain bar in the quality range.
I stumbled into that again this morning seeing Tina Fey's Whiskey Tango Foxtrot, and it got me thinking of the upcoming summer Marvel movies, Captain America: Civil War and Dr. Strange, with Freemen and Cumberbatch, respectively. It's a good sign.
Maybe Martin Freeman won't sing a pop song like a-ha's "Take On Me," as he does in Whiskey Tango Foxtrot, or be Scottish as in this one, but whatever the part, one can definitely have hopes. Those guys just bring that to a film.
Now I'm also wondering which Cumberbatch character will be romantically paired with Freeman's Ian MacKelpie from this movie, ala the Khan/Arthur Dent pairing and so many other in fanfic. Sure it's been done already, or is being done as we speak.
Onward! So much goodness ahead!