We went out bright and early on Christmas morning to catch Sherlock Holmes at the theater. It’s the movie that I’ve been really looking forward to seeing. I quite enjoyed the interaction between Jude Law and Robert Downey Jr. Their bantering was hilarious. The movie itself is enjoyable. Not as good as I was hoping it would be, but still quite entertaining. It has a very steampunk look. In fact, the feel of the film itself is steampunky, so if you’re expecting a ‘Sherlock Holmes’ film, then you might very well be disappointed. There are definite nods to the books and the old films, but that’s about it. The movie is set up for a sequel, so I don’t think this will be the last Holmes and Watson adventure we see.
If you like steampunk and aren’t a diehard Sherlock Holmes fan (ie someone who believes that the fiction shouldn’t be played with), then you’ll enjoy this film.