January 4th, 2010


The latest Sherlock

On New Years Day I went to the cinema with my brother and a friend to see "Sherlock Holmes" with Robert Downey Jr. and Jude Law. It was very entertaining with some original action scenes (reminded me of Jackie Chan films a little) and some funny dialogue and visual jokes, although I'm not quite sure if it really had much connection to the original Sherlock. There were the odd action preplay scenes which were done in slow motion and did convey some of that cold-bloodedness that I think is one of the character's characteristics.

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!