As a Christmas gift, my bro got me a set of tickets to this. And while it’s not everything I had hoped, it’s still enormously entertaining and worth a glance, if you’ve got the time. I know RDJ is up for the Globe here, so keep your fingers crossed, eh? Globe nods two years in a row – that’s something to get excite d about. Anyway, here’s the quick and dirty review for your viewing pleasure:
Not outstanding, but very entertaining. An A++ for Mr. Downey, as per usual, for his slick yet conflicted Holmes. The action was actually pretty good… except when it wasn’t, of course. Perfect example: What should have been a creative, 4-minute tussle between our heroes and 3 baddies turned into (what felt like) a half-hour dissection of all the ways you can use a hammer and a ship. Still, the film benefits from a smart script (with a few exceptions) and an interesting plot you can’t fully predict. In essence: It’s *almost* there. *Almost* great. Hopefully, a sequel will give the creative boys and girls a chance to get it really right.
So Merry Christmas! I’m in the process of catching up on reviews, as you may have noticed from the “Frrrrrrresh!” section, so bear with me while I get my rear in gear.
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