Sherlock Holmes

PhotobucketPhotobucketThrilling re-invention of the titular detective, his partner Watson, and their attempt to stop Lord Blackwood from taking over the world with his apparent supernatural powers.  Irreverent update on Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s character is more high testosterone action hero, than the sophisticated intellectual from the books.  But it really doesn’t matter.  The script is so gripping, once the adventure starts, it never lets up.  Unquestionably, director Guy Ritchie’s best film.  The story is complemented by a terrific performance by Robert Downey Jr. and wonderful art direction which renders Victorian-era London in a stunningly grimy post industrial haze of blues and grays.  Also of note is the rousing score by master composer Hans Zimmer.  An entertaining and fun film.

8 Responses to “Sherlock Holmes”

  1. Ok, because you liked it, I’ll go see this film after the new year. Heading to Disney and then Vegas for NYE.

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    • Originally, the trailer had me worried. But it actually included several scenes that do not even appear in the final film. Although this version will not please purists, I found its modern take fairly enjoyable.

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  2. magnolia12883 Says:

    I don’t think this is Ritchie’s best film, but it was fun. I enjoy films such as LOCK STOCK and SNATCH, and hated hated hated REVOLVER and only kinda liked ROCKNROLLA…Never saw SWEPT AWAY (thankfully, as I understand it) but this was good, energetic fun

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  3. I loved this movie. It was smart, funny and exciting throughout. Robert and Jude both worked well together.

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  4. i really enjoyed the movie it was great!

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  5. Great review, but I don’t agree. I liked #2 a lot more. The music and symbolism of the ravens were all that appealed to me. My review is the newet on my blog.

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    • Really? Haven’t seen the 2nd yet but I haven’t heard from anyone with that point of view. You’re the first person to tell me they prefered the sequel. Maybe I’ll have to give this second look.

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