December 27, 2009

Sherlock Holmes - 2009

Director: Guy Ritchie
Writers: Michael Robert Johnson, Anthony Peckham, Simon Kinberg
Starring: Robert Downey Jr., Jude Law, Rachel McAdams

"Data, data, data--I cannot make bricks without clay." In the latest onscreen adaptation of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's beloved supersleuth, Holmes (Downey) and Watson (Law) must solve two cases: one of a missing short man and another involving the entirely reanimated corpse of a supposedly deceased lord.

Everyone involved with this film KNOCKED IT OUT OF THE PARK. Guy Ritchie sticks to his "British guys kicking butt and taking names" formula that's worked so well in the past (Lock, Stock, and Two Smoking Barrels; Snatch), the writers have made Holmes et al both interesting and authentic to Doyle's work, the actors....Robert. Downey. Jr. Do I really need to say more? Holmes and Watson bicker like an old married couple; McAdams's portrayal of the surprisingly American character Irene Adler is a Catwoman-esque foil to Holmes's Batman...oh, and the final summation of the mysterious events by Holmes will blow your mind about five times in rapid succession. See this movie, and any future sequels (the film's ending would make the lack of one an extreme disappointment).

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