We couldn’t have picked a better film for our New Year’s Eve midnight movie. This is Sherlock Holmes as he was written, not the boring dude from the previous incarnations who figured out everything with a smug “Elementary, my dear Watson” (which he never said in the books).
Ok, so maybe it was a little over-the-top with the ‘splosions. And I would have liked to have it slowed down just a teensy bit in order to actually process Holmes’ revelations of his deductive reasoning. But for once the use of the Matrix-like super slow mo to highlight action is put to good use.
I loved the fact that Jude Law’s Watson wasn’t some bumbling goof that just followed Holmes around in amazement. He’s an active partner, and he keeps Holmes from spinning off into either depression or depravity.
I can’t wait for the sequel.