December 29, 2009
I had high expectations for this movie upon heading into the theatre – and was a little let down. But I’m going to address the high points first. I thought that Jude Law and Robert Downey Jr. had some great chemistry together. They really had the relationship between Holmes and Watson that I enjoyed. I had never imagined in my head that Watson and Holmes would be “tough guys”, but they are the Holmes and Watson for the new millennium! Rachel McAdams’ character seemed a little pointless. She was there for the pretty factor but really didn’t affect much of the plot.
Now that we are speaking of the plot – it really left a lot to be desired. There was an aspect of the paranormal that was included, which ended up being explained – but it really didn’t fit with my impression of Sherlock Holmes stories. They could have had a perfectly good plotline without the paranormal.
I get the feeling that there will definitely be a sequel – based on the way the ending played out. I would recommend waiting to catch this on Netflix or DVD when it comes out (it was an enjoyable movie) – but I would see something else at the theatre.
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