Sherlock Holmes: wait and watch it in your holmes

6 Jan

I never planned on seeing this movie, in fact I was pretty much against it from the moment I saw Watson kicking in a door/punching Holmes in the face/was Jude Law etc. but it was my mom’s birthday and the only other decent choice would have been Avatar and she’s not a big sci-fi fan, so Sherlock it was.

Overall the movie was entertaining and well-acted (et tu Jude Law!) but after discussing it with my mom a bit we both agreed that it was: too long, far-fetched and just one big set up for a sequel. At two hours and twenty mintues, it was about 20-30 minutes longer than it needed to be; several scenes were completely unnecessary and should have been cut. Some of those scenes were non-sequiters and I have no idea why they even occured. You know that bit in the trailer where Rachel McAdams ties naked Robert Downey Jr. to a bed? I have no idea why that happened. For sex appeal? I guess someone out there thought that was sexy?

The mystery also had to do with dark magic and a load of science-y stuff that some writer pulled out of his ass to explain things, and needless to say, some of it was quite ridiculous. I’d rather they had just stuck to a good old fashioned mystery with less of the flashy ‘how’d he do that?’ hooey (that’s right, hooey).

And then we get to the end and Rachel McAdams is like “Now I’m going to tell you some crap that has been happening on the side all along so I can set up the next movie. See ya soon!” and then she basically winks at the camera. Or maybe I just imagined that. They obviously knew this this movie would make a load of money at the box office and I’m sure they’ve already started production on Sherlock Holmes 2: Yo Holmes Smell Ya’ Later, which will most likely be in theatres this July.

In conclusion, this film gets an E for entertainment but a T for too long and too much riduculousness. So, rent it?

"Watson is unimpressed by my lack of moustache."

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3 Responses to “Sherlock Holmes: wait and watch it in your holmes”

  1. Shannon January 6, 2010 at 10:02 am #

    Oh man, I loved Sherlock Holmes! I agree that it was a tad too long, but I really did enjoy it and actually thought about going back to the theater to see it again, lol. I have no good critique or anything, I just know I was thoroughly entertained.

    However, I hope they just leave well enough alone and there isn’t a sequel. Just wishful thinking, I know.

  2. itsfreckles January 6, 2010 at 10:31 am #

    Moriarty is like Sherlock’s ultimate nemsis, so there’s no way they aren’t making another one…which I actually hope they do because I think they can correct the mistakes of this movie and perhaps make something really good.

    And I think there are a few clues planted in this film that will carry over to the next one, like Mary? That bitch is evil! She totes doesn’t even care about Watson (did you see that cold look on her face when she saw his wounds?!) and that tan line on her ring finger was way too fresh for the fiancee to have died and for her to have moved on already… She’s a Moriarty pawn! I’m calling it!!!!

  3. grstralnic January 6, 2010 at 12:34 pm #

    Yeah, it was too long, and the scene with the bed did seem too come out of thin air, but when he says whatever it was he said to the maid, that was funny

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