Thursday, January 12, 2012

I loved : Sherlock Holmes, A game of shadows

Swooooooooooooooooooooooon .. and once more.. swoooooooooooooonnnnnnnnn

Isn't Robert Downey Jr the most handsome(st) person in the world. Sigh!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

And the combination of Robert Downey Jr and Jude Law, the most electrifying!!

So I watched Holmes last night and I am still unable to get over it. It was just mindblowing. Brilliant.No, not the storyline, but the two gentlemen in question.

The movie is a Guy Ritchie movie, no doubt... absorbing, doesn't allow you to blink an eyelid even throughout the movie. Fast paced is too mellow a term.

As you can see I really enjoyed watching Holmes. I enjoyed the action. And believe you me, the action is nothing short of brilliant.

The storyline - well, there I had a small , a teeny thorn in my flesh. I had thought, with Moriarty coming into the picture, the movie will be much more intelligent, much more of a duel of brains than brawn. If you remove the action, the thrills, Jude Law and Robert Downey Jr, the plot kind of falls apart. It was weak, in the sense of the expectations caused due to Moriarty's presence.

Moriarty himself - ah, he was ok. When the first Sherlock Holmes movie was released, there was a lot of talk of Brad Pitt being cast in this role. And I wish he was. Though this chap was not half bad. Its just that, then it would really have been a meeting of equals!

The movie of course, out and out belonged to Robert Downey Jr and Jude Law. The music was great, just as the last time. The action much more thrilling than earlier. And then there was Stephen Fry too. What is there not to like.

I totally loved it. A must must must watch. Who cares about the "intelligent storyline".  


Shruti said...

I liked the movie too and those 2 are like HOT! :D

Moonshine said...

@Shruti Tell me about it!!! :)

Scarlett said...

Now that I think about it, you are probably right - there isn't that much of a story in the movie. But the pace, action and the background music (I love violins!) more than make up for it.

And yes, what was all that talk of Brad Pitt playing Moriarty!! I so wish he did...he would've been so delicious as an evil character! And can there be a more yummy combination than Brad Pitt - Jude Law - Robert Downey Jr. (in that particular order :) on one frame? Although the guy who played Moriarty did a pretty good job as well...I thought he looked pretty evil and managed to give me the creeps.

Moonshine said...

@Scarlett It would have been a delicious combination, wouldnt it!!!! Yummmmmm

Gobri said...

I agree... with Moriarty in the picture the plot should have been intelligent. The books do hint at Moriarty's exhaustive resources of men and equipment but it has always been more a battle of wits.
But I thought Mycroft and the sniper were spot on.

mêlée said...

Like the hundred other movies I have been missing, looks like I am going to miss this one too! But I so wish to watch it....

Moonshine said...

@Gobri Battle of wits is right.. and they do talk about it in the movie though they dont show anything much!! I quite liked Mycroft and the sniper :)

@melee join the club. I havent watched a movie in ages. But I had decided, come whatever, I will watch this one!!!!