A New Sherlock: the Genius Action Hero
This movie is entertaining and the big budget showed in the costumes,
set decorations, the CGI, etc. all this creating a 19th century
atmosphere which was very pleasing to my eyes. The action sequences
kept me mindlessly entertained, and the Sherlock Holmes frivolity and
eccentricities was somewhat amusing. Now let's see what's bad about
this: Firstly, the true Sherlock Holmes is not a fighter, he uses his
mind to solve problems instead. He and Dr. Watson have reserved mutual
respect for each other, especially Dr. Watson towards his enigmatic
friend admiring all the while his amazing intellectual capabilities. I
can't believe how bad their relationship is portrayed in the movie,
like two stoned teenagers constantly fighting. The Sherlock Holmes
character is the major problem with this production: although funny the
why was he portrayed like a genius a la Mozart with unkempt hair and
disorderly attire is beyond me. The action sequences I guess are a
compulsory necessity in a big-budgeted production like this in order to
attract teens and make more money for the studios. I blame the success
of the Indiana Jones action sequences for this mishap. Just as
unfitting for an archaeologist professor, it's also contrary to
Sherlock Holmes' reason to use violence. But how else are we gonna have
those compulsory big explosions? Lastly, the most important thing of
all in a detective story, the case, rings closer to home to the
original series, even though the explanations for the supposed
supernatural elements at the end are themselves near impossible.
Obviously the creators of this film took great liberties with the poor
Sherlock Holmes' character, for he fights like Indiana Jones, laughs
like Mozart and thinks somewhat like Sherlock Holmes; I guess he is
Sherlock's bad ass, genius double, though not as tall and lanky..
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When I went to see Avatar, I had mixed feelings. I had seen several some of the earlier 3D movies and was very disappointed in them. I was in for a big surprise. I found the 3D great and the mix between the human and computer generated film to excellent. The story line was very beliable and how the introduced how mankind (Humans) can exterminate a race in the name of profit. It shows how evil we humans can be to another race that is diffent from us..
hm, i thought it would be better.
it is goood enough to watch.
really outlandish solutions to mysteries...
sums up this movie. Holmes really comes up with some unbelievable
answers, but if you can get over that, this movie was OK. The part that
didn't work was all the kick @ss fighting Holmes and Watson do because
I don't think that was really in the books.
Downey was good as usual and Law was passable since he wasn't playing
his usual character. Rachel Mcadams should have turned this role down
because her character has very little to do and she was pretty much
pointless through out the film. Considering you know Holmes is famous
for figuring out impossible mysteries, it's safe to assume Lord
Blackwood really isn't using supernatural powers. You just have to wait
till the end for Holmes to give his ridiculous rant to how he did it
all and fooled everyone.
FINAL VERDICT: It was better than I expected, mainly because Robert
Downey, Jr is so good. It's worth a viewing.