Wednesday, 8 October 2014

Sherlock Holmes (Movie Review) [2009]

Good afternoon everyone!
 
I just watched this movie called Sherlock Holmes, which was made in 2009. What I did without noticing was watch the second movie first! Because I enjoyed the second one so much, I decided it was worth getting this one and hoped it would be as good. I was kind of disappointed, although it was still an entertaining film. I think I would’ve enjoyed it more if I’d watch this one first, and then the second one.

This film stars Robert Downey Jr., Rachel McAdams (yes, mean girls!) and also Jude Law. It follows Sherlock Holmes who is on a quest to solve 
a string of mysterious murders. He Is with his most trusted ally Watson as they solve these crimes. They often encounter Sherlock’s problem woman, Irene Adler as well. This movie is filmed with action and shadowy happenings.

The setting in the film was great; it really reflected the old times this movie is set in. I think it’s set in an olden day England, you know, when there were still carriages and long dresses. Where criminals were hung for their crimes if they were severe enough.

I think Robert Downey made a great Sherlock! When I first watched the second one I was also a bit skeptical because I thought I wouldn’t be able to see him as anything but Iron Man :P But yeah, he was very good. He managed to show the clumsy side of the character, and how he doesn’t even know at times what he is saying is offending. Because sometimes Sherlock just makes deductions of people or things as he is trying to solve something and doesn’t notice that he could be revealing their secrets or something private. I thought he managed to bring it across quite well.

It’s a really long film, it runs for about two hours! It’s a Warner Bros production that was directed by Guy Ritchie. I would rate this movie a three out of five, although the second one does get higher points :)
 
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30 comments:

  1. Awesome post! I was such a Sherlock Holmes freak when I was young. Now I need to reread all of it. Thanks! :)

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    1. I haven't read any, but I enjoy watching the movies and the telly show.

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  2. I like this movie and Love the character from Jude Law but I'm afraid I don't like too much the character from Rachel McAdams, anyways is a fun and grate movie :)

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    1. Yes, I really liked Jude Law's acting! Glad you liked the movie :)

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  3. I watched both films long ago and I enjoyed them but I still have some troubles picturing Robert Downey Jr as Sherlock because I only see Iron Man most of the time. Still, I prefer the tv show but then again they are nothing alike... The movies are more comical and Sherlock is such a goofy character. But they are entertaining, and that's the point

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    1. Yeah, I would agree that the movies and television shows are completely different! Sometimes it can be hard to picture an actor famous for one role outside of it :D

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  4. I love Robert Downey Jr! I haven't seen the Sherlock movie though. Thanks for the giveaway! :)

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    1. I hope you get a chance to see it sometime!

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  5. I like the Sherlock Holmes books but was not a fan of the movies until the series featuring Robert Downey Jr and Jude Law. So fun and engaging.

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  6. Great post!! I loved reading it. I am a big fan of the RDJ Sherlock movies. The second one was absolutely fabulous! Haha. Thanks for the giveaway! :)

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    1. I found out that there will be a realizing of book three for those of us who want it!

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  7. I am so glad RDJr got over his drug habit. I was really worried about him for a while, but now he's back and better than ever.

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  8. I have watched sherlock on tv because my hubby loves it, but don't usually seek him out in other medias

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  9. Great review. I enjoyed the second movie more as well. I really did enjoy this the first time I watched it, but I know I wouldn't have rated it so highly if I saw it after watching the sequel. The sequel just blew me away. This was good, just not on that same level.

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    1. Yeah, seeing as I did it backwards I couldn't enjoy this one as much.

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  10. haven't watched this but i love rachel and robert , wanna watch it soon! thanks for stopping by my blog have a nice day!

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  11. That's funny how you got mixed up. Sorry it ruined your enjoyment. I loved Robert at Sherlock.

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    1. Yeah, it was a bit of a shame to make that mistake :P

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  12. I enjoyed the movie. It was like peanut butter and chocolate for me. I love Sherlock and I adore Downey..perfect combo :)

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    1. Then this must've been perfect for you! Glad you enjoyed it so <3

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  13. Downey Jr. is a very good actor. But for some reason I too have some difficulty to see him as anything else than Iron Man, lol. I'm glad you enjoyed Sherlock Holmes :)

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    1. I can get the feeling! Once an actor plays a large role, they are kind of stuck in it ^^

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  14. I loved both of these movies and I can't help hoping for more of them :)

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    1. I think they have announced that there will be a third one!

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  15. My favourite detective book by far is the Wilma Tenderfoot series, but I think I do prefer detective movies or episodes, i.e. Sherlock. I think you could have expanded the summary a bit. All you really tell is that Sherlock tries to solve mysteries with Watson and lady Adler. I liked your honesty and description of Sherlock, but those were the only other things in the review. It felt a bit short and unsatisfying.

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    1. Ooh I remember you reading those! Haha I hope you continue enjoying the detective series.

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