Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Sherlock Holmes 2.0

Do you remember the old Sherlock Holmes? You know the guy with the dopey, clueless assistant Dr. Watson, and the odd looking deerstalker hat and pipe?

Well if that’s what you are expecting to see in the new Sherlock Holmes then you are in for a shock. The new Sherlock Holmes played by actor Robert Downey Jr. is everything that the old Sherlock Holmes was and more. This game’s afoot is an understatement. This detective is more gritty and aggressive but when it comes to observations and the power of deduction Holmes hasn’t missed a step.

In this latest adaptation the pipe smoking fictional detective Holmes is as physical as he is smart and his side kick Dr. John Watson played by actor Jude Law is no push over either. He holds his own against Holmes sometimes manipulating ways and shows that he can carry his weight in a fight.

In this story Holmes and Watson race around London trying to catch a killer before he can carry out his diabolical plan. There are a string of dead bodies as well as some humorous moments along the way to the big climax.

This well written story stays true to Holmes basic strength of using his keen ability to notice things that most of us would overlook but it also explores his weaknesses. The end of this action packed story definitely opened the door for a second and maybe a series of movies. I have a feeling that we will be seeing more of Baker Street’s most famous resident in the near future.

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