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Sherlock Holmes & Dr. Watson Kicked Up For The 21st Century!!
on April 4, 2010
Anybody who thought this movie was going to be the old classic stuffy
Basil Rathbone-type Sherlock Holmes from the 30's & 40's is in for
a rude awakening! Guy Ritchie, the brilliant high-octane very stylized
director or "Rock N' Rolla" and "Snatch" fame, takes the helm and takes
the classic characters into the 21st Century with a bang while being very
true to the London in the 1890's time period in which all the original
Sherlock Holmes stories took place.
Robert Downey Jr. was brilliant as the genius sleuth, bringing a quirkiness
and physical edge to it which made it very uniquely his own interpetation.
But then that's just what makes Robert Downey Jr's work so special,
because he has been doing that for over 25 yrs now.
My only point of contention with his performance is in his very affected
1890's London accent...sometimes it was just too affected until you
really had to strain and turn up the volume to understand what he was saying!
Now Jude Law on the hand, an actual born and bred Londoner,
I understood everything he said without a problem! (-:
I loved Jude Law's rendition of Dr. Watson because his Watson
kicks ass and asks questions later!
No mere second banana, he is good-looking, physically fit,
a lover of the ladies, and he'll even go toe to toe with his buddy Holmes,
matching wits & theories. Ultimately though, Holmes is on another wavelength
of genius with his deductive reasoning, powers of observation, and his
razor-sharp timing in bringing it all home in the end.
The supporting cast of players were all very good and brought much comedy,
menace & flair to the film.
Overall, it was Guy Ritchie's vision and direction which brought it
all together and makes for a very enjoyable movie!---I liked it very much.