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Sherlock Holmes. Downey Smashes!!!

Director: Guy Ritchie

Starring: Robert Downey Jr, Jude Law, Rachel McAdams, Mark Strong.

 Overview: In 1887 Sir Arthur Conan Doyle had an idea of a series of short stories featuring a detective called Sherlock Holmes. Holmes became famous for his skills in exploring and solving mysterious police cases. Director Guy Ritchie took on the task of bringing Sherlock Holmes to the big screen in a more modern but authentic way. Having Directed such films as Snatch, Lock and Stock and Rock’n’Rolla’, Sherlock Holmes is somewhat out of his comfort zone of gangster movies. Never the less he gave it a shot.

The Story: Set in 1891 London, Sherlock Holmes (Robert Downey Jr) and his sidekick doctor Watson (Jude Law) set out to capture Lord Blackwood (Mark Strong) and sentence to death for the murders of five innocent women and the attempted murder of a sixth. Holmes and Watson Arrest Blackwood and is hanged for his crimes. In A mysterious and terrifying turnaround Holmes is informed that Blackwood has risen from the grave and walked out of the graveyard. Holmes confused and haunted by the resurrection of Blackwood, Watson and Holmes set out to explore and solve this curious case. In the way is Irene Adler (Rachel McAdams), Holmes’s ex-partner who has deceived him twice before and knows his weakness. Employed to distract Holmes, Adler seduces him very deceptively one too many times. With black magic, Blackwood embeds fear into the people of London and offers them to join him or they will fall to their death. With a series of Dead bodies, big bridges, sinking ships and curious potions, Holmes and his Sidekick Watson has to think out and unravel this baffling case.

The Verdict: Robert Downey Jr amazes me over and over. Yet Again ups the standard in this fresh and sparkling take on Sherlock Holmes for the first time. I have to give it to Downey, he smashes everything given to him, potraying Holmes as the chirpy fidgety character. Downey’s English accent is also impeccable. Jude Law plays of Downey excellent and they both deserve every credit they get. As for the story, Guy Ritchie revitalizes an Icon with a great plot and a puzzling case. It’s a thumbs up form me. Bring on Ironman 2. 

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