Watson never masters Holmes's deductive methods, but he can be astute enough to follow his friend's reasoning after the fact. John Rentoul. I'm not gay. Our view. Click Here. An updated, action-packed Holmes could rule at Christmas time.
In the film, Holmes Michael Caine is an invention of Watson Ben Kingsley played by an alcoholic actor; when Watson initially offers suggestions on how to solve a case to some visiting policemen, he is at the time applying for a post in an exclusive medical practice, and so invents the fictional Holmes to avoid attracting attention to himself, continuing the "lie" of Holmes's existence after he fails to get the post.
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