Saturday, January 21, 2012

Sherlock Holmes - 2009

In preparation for the Guy Ritchie Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows, I recently watched the 2009 Sherlock Holmes.

Holmes can't come to terms with Watson's soon to be betrothal, and needs an interesting case to get him out of the house. Along comes this mysterious Blackwood character with his seemingly magic, manipulative ways, and the game is afoot. Holmes and Watson continue to an off/on spat about who is guilty of what in this Bromance. The best spat scene takes place in the court yard of a jail house after they are both arrested. Both are oblivious of a courtyard full of fellow inmates while they bicker back and forth like the classic long married couple.

Guy Ritchie can make an entertaining film. Like any Ritchie film, this one is chockablock full of fisticuffs and explosions. The CGI to show the massive construction of the London Bridge was very well done; it was no doubt quite the unsafe construction site as depicted.

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