Created on Monday, 28 December 2009 10:12
Written by Rachel Judith
As a person who's only had a brief knowledge of this infamous detective, and his trusted sidekick Watson, the movie starts with a bang and how Holmes' mind works. The villain, Lord Blackwood (Mark Strong) a devil-worshiping, scientist who aspires to take over England, takes Holmes and Watson on a adventure like no other, with twists and turns. The movie sets into play at a time where Watson looks to marry his girlfriend, Mary (Kelly Reily), a lover of investigation and detective stories. Holmes, of course take things in his own stride to show his reluctance into Watson's moving out, makes life a little more difficult for his best friend. Along the way, Irene Adler (Rachel McAdams), the only woman who has meant anything to Holmes, and also the only person who's outsmarted him twice, is a world class con, reappears into his life at a time when he's in between cases.
The wittiness of British humour is always a plus, as well as Hans Zimmer's composition for the original soundtrack sets the mood for the 1900s. At times, the movie can be confusing, but two hours is a tad too long in my opinion.