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Sherlock Holmes January 7, 2010

Posted by clintcarter in Books, Movies.

Carey and I were without kids last week so we went out for a late movie.  We caught Sherlock Holmes.  I was also in the middle of reading “The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes” by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle – so it made the movie that much more interesting.

I found the movie very entertaining and the characters very much in the spirit of the book.  The chemistry between Robert Downey Jr. and Jude Law was excellent and they did a fabulous job of recreating the brotherhood of Holmes and Watson – although neither has a particularly clear British accent so some of their banter gets lost.  I did feel that the film exaggerated Holmes as a fighter.  The book represents him as being able to hold his own, the movie portrays him as a honed and dangerous UFC fighter.

Outside of the fighting, I felt that the movie was fairly accurate for the historical period it portrayed.  A couple of the explosions might have been a little overdone, but not by much.  The movie did a great job of capturing Sherlock’s eccentricities, his genius and the world in which he existed.

All in all I enjoyed it and would recommend it to others.



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