Sunday, January 10, 2010

Sherlock Holmes: A Movie Review


You're going to hear lots of bad reviews by the classic book lovers, and rightfully so. This spin is more, "if Sherlock were in our time" kind of thing. There are historical references and devices which were not in this period . You have to be forgiving of this if you intend to enjoy this film. The trick is to clear your mind of any preconceived notions of the grand gentleman of Sherlock Holmes in literature, and try to wrap your head around the flawed character of this version. The compairson has been made to Gregory House, (of House fame) and Sherlock's character. Well, since I love House, I find no fault. Highly intelligent, self-absorbed, yeah, I can see that. But as someone with absolutely no frame of reference to a Sherlock Holmes in my mind, I thought the movie was amazing! I hate to admit, I'm not now, nor have ever been, a reader of the classics. My high school never required them, and back then, you couldn't necessarily find them in paperback. So I missed the whole, "Elementary, my dear, Watson," thing. However, this new movie more than made up for the lack in my education. See it with an open mind. Below is the trailer.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the review. I had wondered about this movie.

Karen

Quilter In Paradise said...

yes, thank you for the review! I was going for the action, the BAM POW WHAP of the whole thing,, and I like Robert Downey Jr and Jude Law..
think I'm going to make DH take me!
Beth in Dallas

emi said...

The kids and I went to see it on Christmas day and loved it! Of course, Robert Downey and Jude Law are HOT! Doesn't hurt.

Bethany said...

To expensive to see at movie..I live over an hour away from a theater, but getting it on Blu-ray for sure!

Deborah said...

I want to see it just because I love Jude Law. I'm sure Sherlock purists will have a cow.