Thursday, January 21, 2010

Sherlock Holmes

Robert Downey Jr. has made quite a come back in recent years with his success in Ironman and now Sherlock Holmes. The film stars Robert Downey, Jr., Jude Law, Rachel McAdams, and Mark Strong. Directed by Guy Ritchie. Based on the characters created by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.

I was a little worried about this one with Guy Ritchie directing. He has made some interesting but bizarre movies in the past, like Lock, Stock, and Two Smoking Barrels, Snatch, and Rocknrolla. So I was afraid Holmes would be in that same weird spirit. But I was pleasantly surprised that it really turned out to be a clever action film with witty dialog as one would expect from the likes of Robert Downey and a true to the spirit Sherlock Holmes film. This was a great movie from start to finish and I highly recommend seeing these larger than life characters on the big screen.

I can only hope that with its success we will see one or two more sequels to this franchise! Grab your magnifying glass and don't miss a second of Sherlock Holmes!

Rating: ***** (5/5)