Other Movies Seen By This Director (5)
- The Man from U.N.C.L.E.
- Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows
|05.08.10||Netflix|| Something about historical London really does it for me. Maybe because of all those pages i read in Stephenson's Baroque Cycle, but for whatever reason... the cobblestone streets and gaslights and dirty smoke-filled skies over river Themes seems like a pretty sweet period to me. Not to actually live of course, but to visit in movies. So that certainly helped in my enjoyment of this movie, along with stellar performances by Downey and Law. Having never read any of the books, I'm not sure if Holmes' physicality was there to begin with or Guy Ritchie's insertion... I liked it the first time, showing how Holmes' mind worked out in advance what would happen, but the second time was a bit much. I guess it was adequately explained by the characters aimless eccentricities when not on a case but still, it seemed like a scene from another movie. |
So that stuff aside, i mostly liked this movie and will have no problem watching the next one. At times the CGI was a bit distracting but I liked the story and more than half of Ritchie's little tweaks (like tilting the frame as Downey tilts his hat to enter character). Altogether decent.