Sherlock Holmes Movie

Last modified on December 29th, 2009

Sherlock HolmesI just got back from watching Sherlock Holmes with my dad here in Chilliwack. Strangely enough, I can’t remember the last time I saw a movie in the theatre, let alone a movie in the Chilliwack theatre. In true retro style, the Chilliwack theatre has yet to discover the true beauty that is cup-holders, but no matter.

I really had no expectations with regards to the movie, but found that I really enjoyed it. I find it a little implausible that Sherlock appears to be a bit of a martial artist, but I guess you can’t be a hero nowadays without knowing a bit of kung-fu or karate. Truthfully, there were some really awesome parts of the movie, mainly to do with Sherlock’s deductive reasoning and some of the camera angles.

I didn’t realize Rachel McAdams was in the movie, so that was a pleasant surprise. They also set the movie up for a sequel, which I think is pretty awesome. Truthfully, I liked this Sherlock Holmes movie far more than the last Bond movie, so I hope they make a few more. If you’ve seen it, let me know what you think.

6 responses to “Sherlock Holmes Movie”

  1. Dave says:

    I found the sequel setup a little cheesy. Like, come on, I know the short stories were a series but did you have to be so gratuitous about letting us know there’d be another one coming? Also, Rachel McAdams is hot but her acting in this movie was a C- at best. With her and Jude Law and Robert Downy Jr. in the same scene, it’s pretty clear who the weak link was.

    That said, I did actually enjoy the movie. In the books, Sherlock Holmes was a boxing enthusiast and depressive and withdrawn between cases, so the fighting and boozing didn’t seem all that out of place. It was a bit more action-oriented and bit less cerebral, but I kinda expected that going since it IS a Hollywood movie after all.

  2. Duane Storey says:

    Yah I dunno, I didn’t mind the setup. And yah, Rachel wasn’t super awesome. Kind of reminds me of Katie Holmes in Batman Begins.

  3. John says:

    I just saw it as well and while I liked it, didn’t love it. I’m a big fan of Guy Ritchie as well as RDJ & Jude Law.

    I agree with Dave – it was more Hollywood & action-oriented than I was expecting. Don’t get me wrong, I’ve got no problem with those kinds of movies…I guess I was just hoping for a little more given who was involved.

    I too didn’t think that Rachel didn’t really bring much to the movie…but that could have more to do with the writers than her abilities….she just didn’t have much to do.

  4. Krista says:

    I just saw it last night and I loved it, it was pretty exciting and I didn’t get bored once. The only problem I had was the theater cranked the volume up and the background noises were too loud to take.

  5. Rebecca says:

    I took the Vancouver Sherlock Holmes Society with me to the premiere of the film a few weeks ago. Although they enjoyed it they said, while laughing with ridicule, that it was *not* Sherlock Holmes as they knew him.

  6. Gary Davies says:

    This movie was pure old fashioned entertainment.
    Even though it is winter, Sherlock is the quintessential summer popcorn flick.
    Best of it’s kind since The Dark Knight, and arguably more Bond-esque than the last two Craig’s films put together.
    One teeny small gripe – Downey’s accent runs hot and cold.
    His interpretation reminded me somewhat of Charleton Heston’s take on the role a few years back.
    Both actors are not obvious choices for the part, but they carry the role on pure star power alone.
    Jude Law really surprised me.
    His take on the character would be right at home on the old Jeremy Brett PBS series.
    Just a great fun night at the movies.
    Can’t wait for thr sequel.

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