5 Reasons to See Sherlock Holmes
I've been seeing the trailers for the new film, Sherlock Holmes for a while now and I have to say I am very excited about this movie. It opens on Christmas Day and stars Robert Downey Jr as Sherlock Holmes with Jude Law as Dr. Watson. I drive my husband crazy whenever I see the trailers on television, begging to go and see it on Christmas. I have to see how it turns out, it looks fantastic. Here are 5 reasons I'll be there when it opens.
-Robert Downey Jr-Robert Downey Jr is one of my very favorite actors and has been for a long time. I think he could play any part and do it well, he is very talented. He just got in his own way for a really long time. I was very glad when he straightened out his personal life and kicked his drug habit. His professional life has really taken a turn for the better since. His roles in films like Kiss, Kiss Bang, Bang and Less Than Zero have me hooked. He seems to really become the characters he plays on the screen; his portrayal of Tony Stark/Iron Man was phenomenal and I can't wait for the sequel. He's going to be excellent as Sherlock Holmes, I just know it.
-Rachel McAdams-Rachel McAdams plays Irene Adler, a woman who can outwit Holmes and maintains a somewhat volatile relationship with him. She is a terrific actress, she can be serious, sweet, funny, and she's absolutely beautiful. I've never seen a bad movie with her in it, ever. She was actually Jon Favreau's first choice to play Pepper Potts in Iron Man but she turned down the part, as great as Gwyneth Paltrow was in the part, I can see why Favreau wanted McAdams in the role. I really think she's going to be brilliant opposite Robert Downey Jr. One of my favorite movies with her in the cast is The Family Stone, it was fantastic.
-Because it's about Sherlock Holmes- I was always intrigued by the detective when I read about him and the earlier movies and television shows just didn't seem to really get his character across in my opinion. Not to mention they turn Dr. Watson, played by Jude Law in the movie, into a complete joke. This screenplay was actually loosely based on one of the Sherlock Holmes stories written by Arthur Conan Doyle. That's always a great place to start.
-Story/Plot-The movie is set in 1891 and focuses on Holmes and Watson's attempts to stop a conspiracy brewing to destroy Britain. A villain who may or may not have risen from the dead to torment the country, and some great depth of character in Holmes and Watson have me very excited to see this film. They are actually making Watson a serious character, he's a surgeon and a war veteran, as well as Holmes' most trusted friend and colleague. I can't wait to see Jude Law bring him to life on the screen.
-Costumes/Scenery- The costumes I've seen in the trailers look awesome as does the backdrop of historic Britain. It looks authentic and not cheesy like so many other remakes do. It seems that they've stayed true to what Britain was like back in the 1890's and that always makes me happy. Who wants to see a movie that is supposed to be set in history with errors in the scenery. It may seem unimportant to some, but I always like it when they at least try to be consistent with history, instead of tweaking things to their design.
I will be there on Christmas Day when this movie opens, how about you?
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