Saturday, February 20, 2010

Sherlock Holmes- 2009

I finally have a few minutes to do my next review so I wanted to chose Sherlock Holmes, a film by Guy Ritchie released on Christmas Day 2009. I saw this movie New Years weekend and the crowds were still there. As it turned out it was still a few weeks before the crowds would really die down for this re-imagining of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's famous detective.

The movie began like a period piece with dirty and grimy views of London and a fantastic opening fight scene. From there it dove right into the main mystery of the movie and grabs your attention that quickly.

From there Robert Downey Jr. and Jude Law take their skills and help Ritchie craft an amazing work. The acting itself lends to the story because the main two actors are so good at what they do. They both have great talent for the dramatic but also have a great flare at comedic timing and that really helps the movie move along and not get to drab. There are also the amazing details of the movie. The details to the story line, details to the sets (some CGI of course), and the characters were all, to me at least, perfectly chosen for the story. I guess what I am trying to say is that the levels of the movie all add up. Its a great story and its told really well.

I wasn't sure what to expect really because Ritchie has been up and down with his movies, but most I have enjoyed. Also, this is a story told over and over because it truly is a classic. So that makes it much more special in a market of stories that are repeated but no for the good.

I hope that this is not too generic, but it would be easy to give things away if I said too much. Otherwise I recommend this movie and if you can see it in the theater before its too late. Other wise the Blu-ray and DVD are already available for pre-order.


nat said...

well you KNOW I loved this video and I can't wait to get it on DVD. I didn't think the Irene character was properly cast. Not that I don't like the actress - I just think they could have found someone more appropriate to the character.

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