And now it is my turn to be less impressed….
My favorite character was Jude Law as Watson, but I’ve always really liked Jude Law. He and Holmes have a palpable relationship that carries well on film, and you get a sense of the genuine friendship.
The plot itself was alright as well. I’ll be honest that a movie such as this (a thinking movie) requires me to be in the right frame of mind, and I wasn’t. Courtney, on the other hand, very much enjoyed it and had a good time trying to figure things out before Holmes.
No sex (though there is a scene where Holmes is wearing nothing but a pillow) and fairly mild language are also bonuses.
Back to that plot… can you say Guy Fawkes? I mean really… Kill all of parliament by putting a device in the sewer beneath the building? Where have I heard that before? Honestly, that would be my only complaint on the plot.
The female lead was… terrible? I don’t know why that is, but I kept wishing someone else where playing her role. Virtually anyone else.
My first rating is a 2 out of 4 stars, but I recognize that I was very tired that night and my mind wasn’t with the movie (I had just been released from my calling). If I had seen it on a better night, I would probably go with a more honest 3 out of 4.