Wednesday, December 30, 2009

My Two-Cents on 'Sherlock Holmes'

So, I essentially used my Christmas break to play catch up at the movie theater, and I checked out Sherlock Holmes.  To be honest, I really didn't know what to expect because the trailer kind of rubbed me the wrong way.  It's just hard to picture Holmes as an action hero, but here we are.

The movie was decent but nothing spectacular.  It was essentially a long, old English version of Psych with Robert Downey Jr.'s Sherlock Holmes taking the place of Shawn Spencer, and Jude Law's Dr. Watson playing the straight man Gus role.  Guy Ritchie throws in some occult and science fiction elements to shake things up, but it's really just about a man that pays close attention to details and his hetero life partner.  Oh yeah, and Rachel McAdams playing a femme fatale wannabe.

What really makes this movie work is the chemistry and the relationship between Holmes and Watson.  Like I mentioned before, Holmes is portrayed as a brilliant scamp that can't help but get himself in to trouble.  Dr. Watson is the complete opposite, and is there to balance out the duo.  RDJ and Law really do make the relationship work with some great comedic acting, and it's their bromantic moments that really saves some of this film.

Overall, Sherlock Holmes wasn't a great detective, crime, or action movie, but it was a fun way to kill some time.

1 comment:

  1. I completely agree with you! I called out the Psych thing as well. And well, I'm a fan of the show so of course I enjoyed the movie.