My brother said that he should have had the characteristic meershcaum pipe, and the more I think of it, the more I think he's correct. With the pipe he would obviously be the great detective, and you could relate how he was interpreted in this version to other versions. But as it was, he was more of a generic Victorian action hero.
This isn't to say I didn't enjoy it, it was much more fun than most action films and I'd definitely go to see a sequel.
P.S. The choice of icon is because I've just come back from a meeting, and it is definitely brass monkey weather out there!