Saturday, December 26, 2009

A Movie Review: "Sherlock Holmes"

Pros

- Fantastic overall rapport between the two main characters, Holmes and Watson: they really build off of each other, as well as amongst all the secondary characters.
- Great story that kept you thoroughly engaged for pretty much the entire time
- Solid soundtrack/background music to build suspense throughout the film
- Kick ass fight scenes...loved all the slow-mo scenes that was just so so sick
- Rachel McAdams looking fine as always, and her character was great as well. Nothing sexier than a woman who can kick your ass.
- Wonderful character development, with characters that you really wanted to root for. The scene where Sherlock meets Watson's soon to be fiancee is just priceless.

Cons

- The villain was not a very strong character imo. He didn't enhance the story very much. Let me elaborate without trying to spoil the movie. Good-great villains either (a) Develop a relationship with the hero that enhances the story and takes on a life on its own ala Hans Gruber-John McClane in Die Hard or (b) Is so despicable and hatable that your hatred of this person engages you further into the movie ala Longshanks in Braveheart or Col. Tavington in The Patriot. This villain had neither imo, and while he wasn't bad, it was the weak link in an otherwise great film.

- We need to see MORE of Rachel McAdams both in terms of developing her character through screentime, as well as the well you know the other sense. We came ohh so close, only for the cocksucking fuckhead director to just give us the ultimate tease. Rated FUCKING R ONE FUCKING TIME PLEASE!

Verdict: Must See, Would See Again in the Theatres....3.5 stars out of 4

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