The Decline of Western Civilization Continues Apace
Do we really need to transform Sherlock Holmes into a prior generation’s James Bond, as this trailer indicates a forthcoming movie will do?
It’s as if we’ve gone from the anti-heroes of late-twentieth-century affection to obligatorily super heroes. It ought to be enough that Mr. Holmes is uncommonly insightful; he needn’t be a ninja, as well. One senses, beneath both the anti-hero and super-hero trends a deep cultural insecurity, whereby ordinary humans are inadequate to the task of battling evil.