Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Sherlock Holmes

Sherlock Holmes (Downey Jr.) and his stalwart partner Watson (Law) embark on their latest challenge. Revealing fighting skills as lethal as his legendary intellect, Holmes battles as never before to bring down a new nemesis and unravel a deadly plot that could destroy the country.

My Review: From the start, the goal of the film was more focused on action sequences than focusing on the story. The script was poorly written and for the most part the dialogue was quiet and fuzzy. I was very disappointed in McAdams' acting as Irene Adler. She brought no charisma and none of her charm to the role. Downey Jr. and Law played the roles almost perfectly. They acted authentically and it was the only aspect of the film that intrigued me. I could relate to Downey Jr. because he played a very cynical role and cynicism in acting is something that works and often makes the film more enjoyable. The flow of the movie was far from consistent. Toward the end, the story became more interesting with a possible hint at a sequel... 2 and a half out of 4 stars.

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