Sherlock Holmes

Last night I finally got the chance to see Sherlock Holmes, the new Guy Ritchie film starring Robert Downey Jr. and Jude Law.  I enjoyed it.  It had plenty of action, lots of funny moments, and a hot girl (Rachel McAdams).  Downey was awesome as usual, he does the whole eccentric genius quite well.

I read somewhere that the lady who runs the Conan Doyle estate is quite upset with how Ritchie portrays Watson and Holmes as maybe a little more than friends.  I never read the books, but I do not think he implies they are gay, instead he does the same thing that House did this week.  People see two guys living together and bickering about things, people just assume.

One of the funnier scenes is Watson and Holmes fighting about Holmes taking Watson’s clothes, Holmes playing the violin at three in the morning, all the while Holmes is trying to either explain or justify these things to the people listening.  Quite amusing.

I do believe that all British movies should have subtitles so I can catch everything they are saying.  Or, the stupid guys who sneaked into the theater towards the middle of the film (I think they were Libyans) should be shot for talking the entire time and having their music playing.  I need to start carrying a gun, or a shovel.

Anyways, if you saw the movie let me know what you thought.  If you read the books and saw the movie, let me know what you thought.  If you ever ate Libyan food, let me know what you thought.

2 thoughts on “Sherlock Holmes

  1. I also wish they had subtitles. I must’ve thought just that pretty much every time Bobby D. opened his mouth. Still found it entertaining though, if a bit muddled pacing-wise.

    I never got the whole gay thing, though. I didn’t get that vibe at all. Maybe it’s because of all the bickering I’ve done with roommates in the past…

  2. I probably would not have noticed it either, but I read that article and it definitely put it in the back of my mind.

    And I need to ask, do I need to go further back than this post?

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