Monday, December 28, 2009

Film Review | Sherlock Holmes

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle created quite a collection with the various mysteries of Sherlock Holmes. The name has become indicative of intellectual prowess. No detective can muster up the knowledge like Sherlock Holmes did in his various adventures. You can imagine that I was looking forward to the big screen debut of Sherlock Holmes over this past weekend.

If you have read the stories, then you might be pleasantly surprised to find that this is a brand new idea. It remains very true to how London was during the times. The streets seemed very real and the set design was extremely well executed. However, I know that you care about the setting about as much as dogs care about getting a bath. You want to know the rundown?

The film breathes new life into an old classic. However, there are several things that are pulled from the stories. The most important to me is the intellectual humor. Things that make you laugh are subtle and clever. You aren't knocked over the head with anything. The film has a great plot and the acting is fairly well done. The chemistry on the set was spot on. Robert Downey Jr. and Jude Law made for a great match. Lots of nice camera work and effects allow for an excellent film. I won't give away any spoilers—this IS a mystery film—but I would recommend it to the appropriate audience. No little kids here.

Grade: A

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