Sunday, January 3, 2010

British Detectives are Epic

So yes that's right.  The new Sherlock Holmes movie was just so fantastic I had to gush about it.  Robert Downey Jr. does an amazing job as Holmes.  He's crazy, brilliant, egotistical, witty, hunky, kickass, and adorable all at the same time.  Downey is truly brilliant in his portrayal of the iconic Sherlock Holmes.  His logic never fails and truly he is hysterical 70% of the time.  Jude Law plays an excellent Watson as well.  He completes the movie and the amazing crime fighting, kick ass, epic, duo.  Rachel McAdams also plays an amazingly clever, street smart, swindling, woman who knows how to play Holmes for all it's worth. 

The plot is action packed and full of mystery and you can never truly tell if there is a "magical" explanation at all.  With dark alchemy, new scientific discoveries, and a secret society you are never left bored or wishing for explosions (though there are a decent amount of those as well).  This is a movie that gets better every time you watch it (or I'm assuming because I'm pretty sure I missed half of the humor).  I guarantee you'll want to watch it again and again.  It is simply THAT GOOD.  Best of all is that it just keeps getting better.  Because a sequal is surely in the make.  If you haven't seen it yet, you better be on your way to the movie theatre as soon as you're done reading this.