Wednesday, January 6, 2010
I went to the movies last night (hooray for date nights!), and watched Sherlock Holmes. I've never read the original short stories by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, but have read articles that this latest movie is closer to the original story than the fables from the past.
Previous accounts and shows tell of a Sherlock Holmes who is book-bound and articulate, but a nerd with a boyish accomplice, found in Watson. The movie shows a Holmes more like James Bond than a geek, fighting enemies hands on, pouncing on cases right and left with no fear. You know, the Holmes we always wanted to believe was buried under the plaid deer stalker hat.
Good movie. Great characters. (Truth be told, I like watching Rachael McAdams, Jude Law and Robert Downey Jr. no matter the roles they play.) Most of all, I like the dimensions added to the previously muted character. And they left open the possibility of a sequel. How cool is that?