The rag-tag group of street kids known as the Irregulars first appeared in the Sherlock Holmes novel A Study in Scarlet in 1887. This time, the Irregulars find themselves having to solve the mysterious disappearance of two of their own gang, while Holmes himself is accused of murder and put under house arrest. Only by the combination of all their skills can they hope to free Holmes and the kidnap victims, solve the murders and prevent an audacious heist. Written by
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I ordered this on Netflix for the fun of it and definitely had a good time. It's intended for kids/tweens, but still entertaining for Holmes fans in general. Jonathan Pryce is an interesting older Holmes, and I loved Bill Paterson's Watson getting to know a sort of re-imagined Mary Morstan. Anna Chancellor made me wish she was in a different adaptation. I think her Irene deserved a more serious outlet. The story's concentration on the irregulars themselves is fun, since Conan Doyle's details about them were sketchy.
The story has some plot holes, Holmes isn't 100% canon, and it's definitely not a classic adaptation, but I'd recommend it as a fun thing to watch for an evening if you like seeing different versions. If you have kids, it's family-friendly.
Added Note: This movie is rife with Holmes tropes. Beware of stepping on them, as they sort of litter the floor with their inescapable presence.
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