Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Sherlock Holmes {Movie Review}




Synopsis from IMDB.com:

"After finally catching serial killer and occult "sorcerer" Lord Blackwood(Mark Strong), legendary sleuth Sherlock Holmes(Robert Downey Jr.) and his assistant, Dr. Watson(Jude Law) can close yet another successful case. But when Blackwood mysteriously returns from the grave and resumes his killing spree, Holmes must take up the hunt once again. Contending with his partner's new fiancée and the dimwitted head of Scotland Yard, the dauntless detective must unravel the clues that will lead him into a twisted web of murder, deceit, and black magic - and the deadly embrace of temptress Irene Adler(Rachel McAdams)."


My Thoughts:

I'm a fan of Sherlock Holmes(the books and old school movies/t.v. shows), so I thought I would give this movie a go and see what it was all about-It had some kick ass previews, a very strong cast of actors, and not to mention it's been hyped up all over t.v. the past few weeks before it's release!

The thing of it is, when I was watching the movie itself, I really wasn't impressed. It had a good story line(I'm always up for a good mystery!), some really interesting deductive parts(my favorite out of the whole film), and some okay CGI, but it really didn't W.O.W me.

I tried figuring what it was after I got out of the movie and it took me quite a while until it dawned on me: The movie didn't impress me because it didn't follow the traditional Sherlock Holmes image! This movie turned Sherlock (and Watson for that matter) into more of a tough-guy-smart-ass-street-fighter type and that isn't my remembrance of them.

Of course when I told that to my sister and her boyfriend I wasn't impressed, they said I just 'didn't get it.' Yeah, that's it-I've only been reading and watching Sherlock Holmes since I was like 12 *Rolls Eyes*

Anyway, I would give the film a solid C-


**This is an opinion solely based on my thoughts and opinions of the movie in question and no one else's. I was not influenced one way or another to write the subject matter in this review, so if you don't like it or don't agree with it, that is your choice and I fully respect it so please extend me the same curtsy**

1 comment:

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Great great great! Love the characters of Robert Downey Jr. & Jude Law! and love Rachel McAdams! REally good! Congrats Guy Ritchie!