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Sherlock Holmes

So, I liked it. Enough that I got an icon just for it.

I enjoyed the Holmes and Watson old married couple sniping. I went in expecting to dislike how action-y it is, since that's how the previews looked. But frankly, I thought it was rather good. They did a nice job early on establishing just how Holmes uses his brain in the service of ass-kicking. And frankly, I know it's more action-y than Holmes has ever been on the screen, but let's not forget that in story format, this is a man has shot a large "VR" in to the wall of his lodgings by way of practicing with his gun and went over Reichenbach Falls while wrestling with Professor Moriarty. He's no Jet Li, yes, but I think there's a good argument in the stories that the man could kick some serious ass and in the dirtiest ways.

Really, when you come down to it, it was a steampunk fantasy London all wrapped up in tweed. And the pitfall of supernatural bullshit was avoided; it all wraps up fairly neatly at the end. All in all, I'm pleased. And I want to see it again.

Oh, and best music for a movie ever. I bought a copy of the soundtrack immediately. Hans Zimmer, I less than three you.


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Jan. 3rd, 2010 03:08 am (UTC)
You know, the only reason Holmes hasn't been actiony on screen is because in the stories, Watson, our narrator, doesn't follow Holmes all those times he disappeares into London's seedy underbelly, only to turn up days later disguised as a rogue or homeless, or something else entirely, sometimes the worse for wear. Previous film makers haven't been willing to take the leap and try to guess what he's up to during the times he slips off Watson's radar, but I can totally see Holmes slipping away for a bit of Fight Club. And how else is he going to get so many friends and informants in low places? ^_^

Yeah, needless to say, I loved it too. And it was SO nice to see ex-military-served-in-Afghanistan kickass ladykiller intelligent Watson, instead of the doofus comic relief so many films have reduced him to.
Jan. 3rd, 2010 06:57 pm (UTC)
In the books, Watson gets married twice but never divorces....

(Mike's Dad)
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