Wednesday, January 6, 2010

"Elementary, my dear Watson"

It has been awhile since I wrote a movie review. My last one was on November 22nd. It has been over a month since I have been to the theaters, I am ashamed of myself. I would say 90% of the time I see a movie that really interests me, it's on opening weekend . However Sherlock Holmes came out on Christmas and I kind of forgot about it. I have been seeing trailers for that movie since the beginning of summer and have been anxiously waiting it's release.

I love movies directed by Guy Ritchie. Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels and Snatch are my favorites. Is Guy Ritchie British? All of his movies are based in or around England and the actors he uses are mostly British. I guess it works for him.

If you liked Robert Downey Jr's acting in Iron Man then you will love him in Sherlock Holmes. He has the same kind of cocky, comical personality as he did when he played Tony Stark. As a side note I saw the trailer for Iron Man 2 and it looks pretty awesome, can't wait for that movie!!

Jude Law plays the role of Dr. John Watson and does a fine job. The sexy Rachel McAdams also stars in it, you know her from Wedding Crashers. I don't think I ever knew Watson's first name until this movie. I thought he had an odd name like Sherlock, I didn't think it would be as plain as John. Is there anybody named Sherlock out there in the real world?

Guy Ritchie does not disappoint in this one, well actually he never disappoints, at least from the movies I've seen. It's funny, action packed and full of magic. Robert Downey Jr. carries out another brilliant performance. I do have to say that the movie was missing one thing. I don't want to ruin it by saying it even though it's only a minor detail. Hmmm....... what to do? Hell it's my blog and I will write whatever I want. The famous line "Elementary, my dear Watson" is missing from the dialogue. Did I ruin it? I noticed this after the movie was over. It's not a huge deal but I thought they would of said it at the beginning or end. Heck, I could be wrong and maybe they did say it, I'm only human.

I give the film 4 out of 5 stars. A good movie to start off the new year. Daybreakers looks pretty interesting as well, I might have to check that one out. I also saw like 6 pretty cool previews before Sherlock started that got my juices flowing. I think I have said enough. My opinion is go see Sherlock Holmes, I liked it and well that's all that really matters in my book.

1 comment:


I remember reading a story about Sherlock Holmes that said he never uttered the words 'Elementary, my dear Watson'....

And yes, Guy Ritchie is well known as 'that British guy who married and divorced Madonna'... lol

I'm looking forward to seeing this movie. Robert Downey Jr. is an amazing actor.... I'll watch him in anything....

Did you hear about the other Sherlock Holmes movie being filmed? It's supposed to be directed by Judd Apatow, and star Will Ferrell and Sacha Baron Cohen!