Eccentric consulting detective Sherlock Holmes and Doctor John Watson battle to bring down a new nemesis and unravel a deadly plot that could destroy England.
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Films like this, remind me just why I love RDJ. He truly shone in Sherlock Holmes, as sarcasticly clever, yet unruly Holmes. Watson is usually played as a bumbling idiot, only useful at praising Holmes for his brilliance. However, Jude Law played him memorably, as interesting and clever, a character with his own life, and own right to be investigating such cases. All characters, infact, were lovable and I think there was a brilliance in the chemistry between RDJ and Jude Law.
The dialogue was witty, and the action was jam-packed, if a little hard to follow.
Perhaps one of the best adaptations of Sherlock yet, Guy Ritchie has clearly outdone himself, and I cannot wait for the sequel.
I felt this movie made the story of Sherlock homes interesting. I felt that it really showed his charachter and that Robert played an excellent Sherlock no matter what anyone says that is my opinion. This movie had many interesting plots and peices to put together that made it fun and for anyone. The actors were also good and did their part well. I cant wait for the second one.
When I first heard there was going to be a Sherlock Holmes movie, I was like "Yeah, all right! Finally!". Then when I heard my favorite actor was the lead role, I was like "Yeah, even better!". Then when I heard it was an action movie, I was like "Wait, what? Sherlock Holmes an action star?". So needless to say I was skeptical. It didn't help that I hadn't seen any of Guy Ritchie's other movies. But in the end, I liked it. I though the blend of action and mystery was great. A lot of people didn't like this movie, but I'm a sucker for a good mystery plot. And you can't go wrong with a Hans Zimmer score. Robert Downey Jr. was great as Sherlock Holmes, and same with Jude Law as Watson. Overall, it was kind of gloomy and often hard to follow, but in the end it all comes together and leaves you satisfied, at least until the sequel.
Now I have to admit, Robert Downey Jr is my favorite actor in the world, but I don't base what I think of the movie off of who is my favorite actor. This movie really put in the knowledge of who Sherlock Holmes is. I have read some of the books as well. However, Sherlock Holmes never said in the movie "Elementary, my dear Watson". The director really put into thought of who he was and the time he was in (As well as people's fears). It was very suspenseful, and you really had to look at the small details in the movie to find out (Even though you would know in the end) how Blackwood did what he did. It outwent what I expected from the movie.
Robert Downey Jr did I great job on the accent and the grammar. I notice in a couple of movies that Actors who are not British who play a British character will get the grammar wrong. He portrayed the actor quiet well, really. Sherlock is a very hard to understand character too. Especially in this movie where he is exposed in a very dark fashion. Robert Downey Jr. did his homework on Sherlock, and put more of a wonderful and exciting twist to this character that I love.
Jude Law playing dear old Watson. Even though Watson is portrayed as a bit short and chubby, Jude Law did a great acting job of Watson. The character was very delightful and witty with his come backs to Sherlock. Jude Law seemed he could have been Watson if Watson was a real person.
Rachel McAdams was an ok actress when it came to playing Irene. She did play Irene well, but, I guess you could say, made the character of Irene a bit boring to me. Other than that she did the expressions of how Irene felt about Sherlock very clear and not vague.
Finally, Mark Strong as the dreaded Blackwood. He made Blackwood seem very frightening and clear cut what role the character plays in this movie. I was, to be frank, a bit frightened myself when I watched Blackwood. Strong really put such a dark unrelenting fabric around Blackwood, which really put flavor into the movie.
Overall this is a must see movie. It never gets boring.
this movie is boring and dull i couldnt get into it, the director failed of making a what could of been epic movie.
all i say to the director is "would you like some epic with your fail?"
if u got time to waste watch it but watch it whilst doing something because you're bound to get bored after 30 minutes of this rubbish.
Sherlock holmes I have found to be very interesting. And what draws you into this movie is just how he thinks. I mean to be truthfully honest who ever thinks like that. Because I sure don't. And the way he humors things is really funny, especially when he starts a tale about what he thinks he knows what watsons lady friend has been through.LOL. Great just great. I would totally tell people to watch this movie.
If I’m honest I wasn’t really expecting much from this. Most people that know me are already aware that I think of Robert Downey Jr as the most talented actor working today, in any genre, and have done so from before his enforced removal from the profession due to his custodial sentence. I have yet to honestly see him make a hash of anything he has done. Granted, sometimes the material has been a little skittish, but his effort and enthusiasm for his parts in any production that he undertakes repeatedly underlines not only an admirable work ethic, but is backed up by a screen presence that is increasingly rare these days.
So when I heard that he would be taking on the role of England’s smartest private dick, I knew the film would be entertaining. When I heard Guy Ritchie was going to be directing it, I was a little less enamoured by the prospect, wondering just what Ritchie would make of the time period, being more used to directing gritty, modern British drama. Completing this formidable trio was Dr Watson, played by Jude Law, another highly talented actor whose performances and project choices have been sometimes perplexing, but always intriguing.
So if we were ticking boxes on the three main players involved, it would have been a grateful nod for Robert Downey Jnr and a couple of ‘I’m not so sure’ for Law and Ritchie. I couldn’t really see how Jude Law could pass off a portly Victorian doctor, or how Ritchie could envelop anybody into the murky backstreets of old London town with any realism or feel for the period.
It was at this point that I began to understand Ritchie’s approach to Holmes and his cohorts. This was the Holmes and Watson that had been unfettered by thirty years of British television and like many others, my almost dyed in the wool vision of the couple originated largely from that view.
But instead of a pair of starch collared professionals, Ritchie takes us on a whole different kind of trip. Portraying Holmes as brilliant, sparkling mind, but lacking in many of the social graces that most of us take for granted.
Confident in his own abiities and often driven to distraction by them, he fails in so many other areas as to be almost pitiful. Downey Jr plays with Holmes’ character delightfully, in a fashion not too far removed from Depp’s Jack Sparrow, so it would be difficult to imagine this Holmes as playable by anybody else apart from him.
Watson too has had a makeover from the overweight, haughty and flappable surgeon we have come to expect. Jude Law brilliantly turns him into a capable and formidable opponent both physically and mentally, with a sharp mind and even sharper wit. Both characters are eminently watchable throughout and seeing them in physical action is often as real a treat as when they are using their brains to solve a less physcially demanding problem.
Rachel McAdams and Mark Strong make up the rest of the main cast and are both equally compelling as Irene Adler (alluring, wanton troublemaker) and Lord Blackwood (brooding, evil incarnate) respectively, complimenting Both Downey Jnr and Law with some fine performances of their own.
The cinemtography was surprisingly accomplished for the period and the Direction from Ritchie was mostly on the money though appeared to be a little haphazard at times, with a rather overlong second act, seemingly (thought not altogether surprisingly) more comfortable with prolongued periods of action rather than anything approaching pedestrianism or moments of contemplation.
Altogether, however, despite these small and mostly irrelevant annoyances, Ritchie has done a great job a breathing new life into an old standard and no doubt providing Downey Jnr with another franchise to turn up and do the business for every couple of years.