Thoroughly entertaining, smart, action packed, clever, and a lot of fun. Way better than I expected. It felt a lot like the kind of fun the first Pirates of the Caribbean movie was. (Although I'd say Holmes is a notch below Pirates 1. Keira Knightley > Rachel McAdams comparatively.)
With Sherlock Holmes between Iron Man movies, Robert Downey, Jr. is on the roll of his life. He's always been a great actor, but I don't think there's a more outright entertaining leading man in Hollywood today than Robert Downey, Jr.
I had no inclination to watch this movie at all, and was dragged to it by my fiance'. I had to thank her when we left, it was so much better, clever and more entertaining than I had ever thought it would be.
Jude Law is so BRITISH in his role. He's what I think of when I think "stuffy Brit" and he was just great in this.
Originally posted by Matt TrackerCongratulations to all for accidentally making a sequel to From Hell.
Yeah, that thought occurred to me as well. Mainly, I thought the movie was fun, but it was so obviously the first act of a larger story that I was kinda unsatisfied at the end. I figure I'll probably like it more in a couple years after I've had a chance to see how the stuff with Moriarty plays out. By the way, does anyone know if/how many sequels have been greenlit already?
I saw yesterday and I enjoyed it. Downey and Law did a great job in their roles and I liked how they had Holmes' inner monologue. Sets up great for a sequel and I do hope we get a Holmes' story like the Hound of Baskerville as the backdrop or subplot to the main Holmes vs. Moriarty.
This is a good date movie only if you don't mind sitting in a theater full of squealing 14-year-old girls. I dunno, maybe it'll be different after opening weekend, but getting tricked into seeing this movie last weekend made it quite the ordeal for me....