Sherlock Holmes (2009)

Sherlock Holmes is the newest movie by Guy Ritchie, starring Robert Downey Jr., Jude Law, Mark Strong, Rachel McAdams, Kelly Reilly and Eddie Marsan.

Sherlock Holmes (Robert Downey Jr.) and his partner Dr. Watson (Jude Law) arrest Lord Blackwood (Mark Strong) who is doing some black magic (including the sacrificing a virgin part). Blackwood gets sentenced to death and hanged. But it seems that it’s not the last we’ve seen of him.

Sherlock Holmes is fun. The plot sucks all kind of ass and the movie would have probably been better without any plot altogether. Guy Ritchie has already done better work. But the dialogues were good and Robert Downey Jr. and Jude Law played with so much verve that it hardly mattered.

You know what was so awesome about the film that it obliterated everything that was bad about it? Here’s a movie that caters to its slash audience… The sexual tension between Holmes and Watson can practically be bottled. And all of that with the faces of Robert Downey Jr. and Jude Law? Makes me very happy and fuels so many dreams… *sigh*

And the dialogues were great. Funny banter – what else could you wish for in a movie like this? Yes, it will never stimulate you intellectually, but it does make you laugh.

Robert Downey Jr. and Jude Law were great, but I also really enjoyed Rachel McAdams and Kelly Reilly (Mary). And Eddie Marsan is always good.

But of course, not everything was great. As I said before, Guy Ritchie usually does better (except maybe for Swept Away, which I haven’t seen). And Mark Strong (and his tooth) was completely unnecessary and just didn’t act very well.

And the plot was just completely ridiculous. Better to ignore it altogether.

Summarising: If you expect nothing more than entertainment, you’ll find everything you want here.

9 thoughts on “Sherlock Holmes (2009)

  1. Das war sicher ein witziger Film.
    Und wie immer merke ich mit Freude, dass wir uns niemals um einen Mann werden streiten müssen. Du kannst sie beide haben :P

  2. I agree completely.

    I think Guy Ritchie’s direction in the film worked pretty well throughout, but then came that last shot, with the bridge and the noose and the Sulfur-Yellow Sky of Impending Doom…and all was lost. THAT was the image we left the cinema with. Ugh.
    Ritchie should really sit down and think hard about what he did wrong there.

    • Oh, so many directors should sit down and think hard about what they did wrong. With Guy Ritchie it’s just very easily pinpointed. ;)

      What I did love were the fight scenes we got in slo-mo first, with an explanation of what was being destroyed. [That doesn’t sound good.] But that was more the script than Ritchie.

  3. I thought it was just completely awesome, and not because of the slash part. Yes, the plot was weird, but it was just so much fun. I liked it much better than Avatar, another great-looking movie with an awful(far more awful, honestly) plot, mostly because in Sherlock Holmes no one whacks you over the head with a moral lesson.

    • Oh, I didn’t _only_ love the slash part (but it was awesome). The dialogues were great – just the right amount of clever to be not too stupid, yet still tickling the most basic part of my humour center. Perfect.

      And I can only agree that it’s so, so, _so_ much better than Avatar. Honestly, those two aren’t even in the same league.

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