Sherlock Holmes (2009)

Synopsis (Thanks Cathay!):

In a dynamic new portrayal of Arthur Conan Doyle most famous characters, Sherlock Holmes sends Holmes and his stalwart partner Watson on their latest challenge. Revealing fighting skills as lethal as his legendary intellect, Holmes will battle as never before to bring down a new nemesis and unravel a deadly plot that could destroy the country.

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When Guy Ritchie was still married to Madonna, I can’t recall a single good movie directed by him. Matter of fact, I reckon he was busy being the loyal house-husband to Madonna who is busy touring her Sweet & Sticky tour across the world and find younger boys to prey upon. Come December 2009 when his first film made in the aftermath of his bitter divorce with Madonna, he came up with a lovely, lovely brainchild of a work in this adaptation of the Adventures of Sherlock Homes written by the late Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.

And I must say, divorcing Madonna is the best move he has ever made in his entire career. I don’t know if his married life had any roles to play which relegated him to being virtually unseen or unheard of in the public eye but now that he is single and has all the time of the world in his hands to concentrate on his film projects, I think I finally am able to see a glimpse of the director who is reputed to be one of the best in the business.

This movie, with the two leading characters played by Robert Downey Jr. & Jude Law is undoubtedly the best in terms of actor choice. I can’t think of anyone else who can portray the character of Sherlock Holmes with such panache that makes me believe that perhaps Robert Downey Jr. is really, Sherlock Holmes. Let’s not forget his equally competitive side-kick Dr. Watson who is the anti of Sherlock; he who is brash when Sherlock is patient, he who is calm when Sherlock is riddled with problems. In other words, they make the perfect on-screen couple if they were of the opposite gender.

I love the show very much. The suspense, the fighting sequence which brings us into the mind of Sherlock Holmes before he executes his moves are a much-welcomed introduction to the film and the storyline that isn’t that predictable helps to keep the audience sustained even till the credits roll.

Sherlock Holmes gets 5 out of 5 stars.
Brilliant film by the newly-single and very attractive Brit director; you will be immensely entertained.

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