Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Sherlock Holmes - a film worth watching

When you hear the name Sherlock Holmes, you would probably want to see the movie. Most of us would have probably read some Sherlock Holmes detective books. And we probably would have in our mind what Sherlock Holmes would be like. So Sherlock Holmes fans would not want to give this movies a miss. Although the Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson characters we see in this movie, directed by Guy Ritchie and produced by Lionel Wigram, are not like what we imagined them to be, we are not complaining. This version gives an interesting adaptation of the characters fromthe famous detective series by renowned author Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. The team of director and producers manages to satisfy the readers by keeping the basic background of the character, as well as the expected timeline, but giving it a new twist which would appeal to cinema goers these days. Holmes is portrayed as not only only a super-sleuth but also a super-brawler. He is not only an analytical and detail-oriented character but also a detective who uses his fists and fighting skills as effectively as he uses his analytical skills. He seems more at home in a boxing ring than in a drawing room amongst the upper-crust of society.
What is more interesting is instead of seeing Dr Watson as a side-kick, he is now not only a buddy or advisor, but sometimes also a protector. Both Robert Downey Jr and Jude Law contribute to make the movie worth watching.The movie has a busy plot, vivid locations, thorny relationships, fights, chases and explosions. There is also plenty of action, twist and turns with a few unexpected surprises along the way. Besides that, there is lierally plenty of olden day chemistry, which the director uses to provide the solutions to the mystery.
As expected of Sherlock Holmes stories, the pieces will fall together at the end but in the movie the explanations get revved up in fast-cut flashbacks cleverly done by director Guy Ritchie.
At the end of the movie, viewers walk out of the cinema satisfied looking forward to more future Sherlock Holmes movie as they realized that the villain in this movie, Dr. Moriarty, is revealed as a player in the mystery, and is not apprehended as the rest of the villains are.

1 comment:

Bronzelock619 said...

I'm disappointed that the movie doesn't portray Sherlock Holmes with his deerstalker hat and coat. I mean, it's his signature. He doesn't look like Sherlock without them.