Sunday, May 16, 2010

Sherlock Holmes


The past few years have churned out re-imaginings of classic novels. Sherlock Holmes (2009) is the latest story to get the modern treatment; complete with an all-star cast and returned-to-form director Guy Ritchie.
You probably know the story--Sherlock Holmes (Robert Downey Jr.) is one of England's best detectives, along with his friend Dr. Watson (Jude Law). When a string of chilling murders occur, Holmes and Watson embark on trying to catch the killer, who is the presumed dead Lord Blackwood (Mark Strong). Holmes and Watson are joined by the beautiful and intelligent Irene Adler (Rachel McAdams) on the case of all cases.
Sherlock Holmes was a perfectly adequate film. It wasn't great, yet it definitely wasn't a disaster. Robert Downey Jr. is, of course, the true star of the show. This guy is a genius, and honestly, that Golden Globe for Best Comedic Actor was well deserved. He literally throws himself into every role he gets. The film benefits from the support of Mark Strong and a lovely Rachel McAdams, who are two under-rated performers who we should be seeing more of in the awards circuit. Guy Ritchie's direction is inspired, and uses whirlwind visuals to adapt to a new audience. This is by no means a masterpiece, and will probably bore the younger generation, but may shock Sherlock fans. Then again, this is possibly one of the better movies to come out of the Holiday movie period.
7/10

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