In a dynamic new portrayal of Arthur Conan Doyle’s most famous characters, “Sherlock Holmes” sends Holmes (Robert Downey Jr.) and his stalwart partner Watson (Jude Law) on their latest challenge. Revealing fighting skills as lethal as his legendary intellect, Holmes will battle as never before to bring down a new nemesis and unravel a deadly plot that could destroy the country.
The director Guy Ritchie has reignite the interest in a classic in the form of a new Sherlock Holmes movie.
Robert Downey Jr was charismatic and humorous playing Holmes, although that English accent of his kinda needed awhile to get used to.
While Jude Law probably one of his best performances in a long time played an admirable Dr. Watson.
Both Sherlock Holmes (Robert Downey Jr) and Dr Watson (Jude Law) are on the case to stop Lord Blackwood (Mark Strong) who has risen from the dead it seems via his black magic and plans to wreak havoc.
As for Rachel McAdams, I thought she was forgettable, offered nothing else than looking good as a damsel in distress.
The plot development for the movie was excellent, and it starts from the get-go and occurs at an almost rapid pace.
The setting is 19th Century London still it its industrial revolution period, the great early huge architectures complements the gloomy atmosphere.
On the rating scale, the film contains no sex or direct nudity, but it does makes up in violence, nothing too gory of course in the form of punches, explosions and gunfire.
Overall it is an enjoyable movie, with good performances all around.