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Sherlock Holmes (2009)
A very good film.
To be frank, this film has been given some massive amounts of publicity. As well as the reputation of the name Sherlock Holmes, this film is bound to be successful in the box office. Not to mention the actors and director, in which we expect a lot from.
I haven't read any of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's books about the great detective Sherlock Holmes. So this review will be based upon whatever I have seen and I will rate it for what I saw, not how accurate or how there is a miscasted Sherlock Holmes is. To be honest, I have seen many of these Sherlock Holmes fanboys complaining about how inaccurate this film is, I really don't care. We live in the 21st century, things change, just because you think how perfect that actor 40 years old played Sherlock Holmes should be casted, sorry, his dead. There have been films of Sherlock Holmes which are played by the 'more suited' actors, but sorry, how successful were they? This one is going for a wider audience.
The film starts instantly with a crime, all of a sudden with questions and gets into the point fast.
I've been a Guy Ritchie fan ever since Lock, stock and two smokin' barrels. And I can easily say that he is one of my favourite director. Guy Ritchie adds his own touch of 'first do, explain later' which really made the film more interesting. You always wanted to you know why, how, or when.
I really don't have to talk about the actors, with reputation for all four actors you guess they'll do an exception job, which they did. I found the chemistry of Judd Law and RDJ really real and it felt they belonged to together. Not for the second did i think that they were lovers, as some people argued. They are just two good mates.
Guy Ritchie depicts the Victorian times perfectly. From the clothes that were worn, to the way the streets were paved. The costumes were top notch (I hope I see them getting an Oscar nomination for that category). The CGI scenes, which were not overused nor needed for most parts were done excellently. I found them feeling really realistic. from the ship scene and the bridge.
Humour was a big part in the film. I found it to be quite funny. Although most of the 'laugh out loud' scenes were exclusive to the trailers, It still had more humour than I expected. The theatre laughed at almost all the jokes and I laughed a little extra.
In conclusion, the film has shown some great acting by the lead roles, a magnificent setting of the Victorian times along with a good plot with tasteful humour. Sherlock Holmes is a franchise that will make millions not matter how crap the films are. There are always people will want to watch it. Guy Ritchie has implemented his trademark directorial skills which made the film more interesting.
Acting/cast: 5/5 Plot/dialogue: 4/5 Music/score: 5/5 CGI/depiction:5/5 4/5