Saturday, December 26, 2009

December 26, 2009

Sherlock Holmes (2009)
#88 on my Top 100 List
There was a lot of hype surrounding this movie and it lived up to all of it. Robert Downey, Jr. was excellent as Holmes and Jude Law was fun and dashing as Watson. I even didn't hate Rachel McAdams. It has a vibe similar to Pirates of the Caribbean - a no holds barred, in your face, loud, violent adventure. With lots of explosions. There was some definite subtext (and things that Kat, Anna and I laughed at that no one else did) and Holmes and Watson had a great chemistry onscreen. It was nice to see Watson as a real character, smart in his own right and able to kick ass alongside his friend. Also, Jude Law totally rocks the three-piece suit. It's only sort of a book adaptation - this particular story never appeared in any of the original Holmes tales - but I listed it that way anyway. Hopefully there will be sequels - I'm looking forward to them!
My Netflix rating: 5 stars

1 comment:

  1. I dug it too, though a little bit less than you did. i like how much more fleshed out Watson is, but could have done with a bit more banter between he and Holmes.

    It was a good start, and hopefully something that Ritchie will build on for the sequel. BTW, if you're interested, here's my review...