zondag 24 januari 2010

Movie Tip #37 - Sherlock Holmes

Director: Guy Ritchie

Starring: Robert Downey Jr., Jude Law, Rachel McAdams, Mark Strong, Eddie Marsan, Kelly Reilly

Description: After finally catching serial killer and occult "sorcerer" Lord Blackwood, legendary sleuth Sherlock Holmes (Robert Downey Jr.) and his assistant Dr. Watson (Jude Law) can close yet another successful case. But when Blackwood (Mark Strong) mysteriously returns from the grave and resumes his killing spree, Holmes must take up the hunt once again. Contending with his partner's new fiancée and the dimwitted head of Scotland Yard, the dauntless detective must unravel the clues that will lead him into a twisted web of murder, deceit, and black magic - and the deadly embrace of temptress Irene Adler (Rachel McAdams).

Review: I was excited to see this movie, because I just love Sherlock Holmes Stories and because of Robert Downey Jr. Well, I got want I wanted. The movie opens with Holmes chasing Lord Blackwood and you're completely dragged into the atmosphere of the film. The music is also rousing which makes it even more thrilling. Soon we see that Downey Jr. as Holmes was a perfect choice. Intelligent humour, quirky manners and a ton of charm. Especially the scene with the little and big hammer and the part where they are trying to 'save bullets' are hilarious. Jude Law is a great sidekick (they first thought of Colin Farrell, so not a Watson) and he's charming as ever. So is Rachel McAdams, who I always liked very much. She plays the only woman who outsmarted Holmes and we see that the mutual love for each other isn't gone. The ending was open, so a second movie is coming. I can't wait! To make a long story short, "Sherlock Holmes" is a fantastic movie with good acting, intriguing story and great music. Go see it, it's worthed.

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