Thursday, 18 March 2010

Sherlock Holmes (2009)

The game’s afoot.

All too often Sherlock Holmes is portrayed as a stuffy, tweedy, dry intellectual, full of calm and cool reason, using only the power of his brain to solve dastardly crimes. But that portrayal has always seemed, well, boring to me. There is nothing boring about Robert Downey Jr. and Guy Ritchie’s vision of the famous detective. This brave new Sherlock Holmes is quite a departure from previous film versions of the character, and at the same time extremely reverent to the original stories. And above all else, this one is FUN. [Read my full review]

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One thought on “Sherlock Holmes (2009)”

  1. Cheryl says:

    Loved your review, Chris! As a long-time Sherlock Holmes fan myself, I agree with you on all points. I especially liked Holmes’ reaction to Dr. Watson being injured on the case and his relief that his old friend has survived. Reminded me of a similiar situation in one of my favorite Holmes stories, “The Adventure of the Three Garridebs”. I don’t know about you, but I can’t wait for Robert Downey and Jude Law to appear in the sequel . . .

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