The Mind of Andrew

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Sherlock Holmes: More Iron Man than Mystery

So the other day, I was joined with some friends in watching the new Sherlock Holmes movie.  I was especially excited becuase the movie looked good from trailers, and quite frankly, I love Robert Downey Jr.  Now after watching it, I have to say that it is definetely a “you should check this shit out”.  Okay, first off, the plot is essentially, this one man who is the evil son of the magic society of london, and he plans to destroy congress after coming back from the dead.  The rest of the movie involves Sherlock Holmes bothering Watson who is going to be married, and generally, just bullshitting around town.  First off the cinematography of this game is very good.  They have parts of the movie where Holmes slows down time, just to plan how he’s going to incapacitate someone, walks through it and then does it full speed.  It’s some fancy fucking editing.  There are times though when it feels pushed and uneeded.  Also, since when was Holmes really that much of a badass.  Like he was never some fucking pansy getting boned up the ass by some queen; but what the fuck, he takes part in some brawling circles and also goes to fuck people up in fights.  I don’t remember that ever happening.  But eh, I mean, i haven’t read every Sherlock Holmes, so ….  I don’t give a flying fuck covered in chocolate.  The one part that really sells this movie though is the acting.  Everyone, and yes I mean everyone.  All the characters that actually talk are very well acted.  That’s why my friend and I believe that quite honestly, this movie would have been better as a play.  Because the acting was the main point.  Granted, I think that Robert Downey Jr is the perfect obnoxious smartass character.  Oh, to spoil the movie, THE LITTLE JEW GIRL DIES…oh, that’s diary of Anne Frank.  No seriously, the reason for all the “magic” was science of course.  That’s honestly the biggest problem I had with the movie.  There was no ah hah! moment.  You know who was the villian the entire time, you know that magic won’t have been the actual reason for any of the things that happen and that science would be the explanation.  And of course, that Watson is allowed to be badass, but Holmes…eh, not so much.  Be seriously, watch the fucking movie.  It’s really good and entertaining.  If you want a solid action film, with a little bit of mystery, and a whole lot of smartassery and good acting, then check this shit out nigga!  I give this movie 8 fancy ass pipes/10

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December 27, 2009 - Posted by | Movies

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