29. Sherlock Holmes

Let me be straight about certain things before going into the movie part ,

PLOT : " Sherlock Holmes & his partner Watson are on the trail of Lord Blackwood ,a notorious criminal who is on the verge of bringing about a new world order with his diabolical plans. "

Well first things first ,whenever is see a kick-ass movie i usually keep expecting more from it but sadly most Hollywood flicks have a runtime only about 90 mins or so but this film more than satisfied me with a runtime of about 120 mins.

120mins of pure adrenaline pumping action ,comedy & ofcourse the versatile characterizations of history's most famous detective & his trusted partner.

Guy Ritchie has directed the movie with panache ,right from the start the film moves at a rapid pace keeping the viewer engrossed with it.The director must recieve loads of accolades for providing a clean entertainer with the right dosage of facts & logics.

Equal appreciation must also be given to the writers of the film who have provided an excellent screenplay that caters the needs of many genres of this film ,be it action ,comedy or mystery.The film scores in all these aspects.

Casting couldn't have been better ,
Robert Downey Jr as Sherlock Holmes was a treat to watch with his terrific body language that evokes laughter at the right times.Jude Law as Watson has more than done justice to his part as the trusted partner ,the presence of these two characters is dynamite onscreen.

Mark Strong was a convincing villan with his dark attired costumes ,Rachael McAdams was gorgeous as Irene Adler & Eddie Marsan as Inspector Lestrade was perfect.

The art direction is really commendable with real life sets of London transporting the viewer to 19th century England.Costumes were also a perfect sync ,creating the perfect backdrop.

Where the movie really works is with its characters ,each & every character in the film is etched out really well with a touch of realism.
Robert Downey Jr has brought to life the legendary detective ,furthermore was his sense of comedy at which he excelled throughout the film.

I dunno how ardent fans of Sherlock Holmes would react to this portrayal but i loved it to the core.The way how a detective works & the speed at which the clues are unravelled are sketched out neatly.

The plot was a bit confusing at first which kept building up right upto the penultimate scene during which every question & logic is answered at a breakneck speed.

Music by multi-oscar winner
Hans Zimmer was riveting and at the sametime added the extra gloss to the film.He has delievered a soundtrack that goes hand in hand with every scene.

If you have plans to see a top class entertainer anytime then look nowehere ,this a scorcher of a movie that traverses through the world of crime & mystery with history's legendary detective
Sherlock Holmes.
  • Rating : "PG" for some scenes of violence.
P.S : " Colin Farrell was in talks to play Watson before Jude Law was cast.The set for Sherlock Holmes's home in this film was previously used as Sirius Black's home in Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (2007). "


Babli said...

I am 100% sure that this movie will be fantastic. You have given a wonderful review. Thanks for informing about this movie.

Sat_hi_sh said...

@ Babli

No prob yaar :)
Enjoy the movie...

16gb m2 card said...

A fun, action-packed reintroduction to Conan Doyle's classic characters. Part Two should provide more in the way of scope.

HaRy!! said...

ohhh antha scool time la irunthey , nangelam jai shankar movies which imitate sherlock parthu rasichi irukom!!! waitting!! to watch it

Rajlakshmi said...

I have got its DVd stacked in my cupboard... will definately watch it now :D

Sat_hi_sh said...

@ 16gb m2 card

Yup am too expecting alot from the sequel :)

Sat_hi_sh said...

@ HaRy!!

ha ha nice comparison sir :)

Sat_hi_sh said...

@ Rajlakshmi

watch it & give ur comments yaar :)

Inty swetha said...

i watched this movie.. it was cool.. and thanks for the review.. i read it long back .. but i couldnt comment :( sorry about that!!

And thanks a million for forgiving me :)

Sat_hi_sh said...

@ Inty swetha

Thanks for ur compliments pa :)

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