Sunday, January 3, 2010

Sherlock Holmes - Review


It was new year's eve and i dont want to be caught in the traffic jam...so when my friend suggested we go and watch movies instead, i jump in the opportunity as the mere second...since i already watched Avatar (both 2-D and 3-D), i vote for Sherlock Holmes since this movie had been in my list when it was first announced to be made into movie...i grew up reading Sherlock Holmes and Agatha Christie (prior to Detective Conan and Kindaichi of the japanese manga) and was indeed fascinated by it...Sir Arthur Conan Doyle had weave on the element of suspence and genius, therelies the book...elementary dear watson, elementary...that is his famous quote in the book except that it is not uttered even once (if i heard correctly) during the whole 2 hours of the movie...

It started off with Sherlock (Robert Downey Jr.) running across London to stop a killing from happening...it turns out the killer, Lord Blackwood (Mark Strong) is the one whois on the high places...then the movie move on with Sherlock crumbled under boredom since there are no other cases to solve after the killing spree case...and to add to his stress, Watson (Jude Law) is getting married and going to move out of the house and practically dissing on being Sherlock's sidekick, much to Sherlock displeasure...

The killer was hanged and everyone thought that it was over...but it is just only the beginning...Blackwood suddenly was 'resurrected' from dead and is out to conquer the world (talking about being too ambitious aren't we)...and here we go again, Sherlock with his wanted-to-quit-but-can't-quit-just-yet-sidekick, Watson embarked on another journey to prove that Blackwood's 'black magic' are all actually a genius science...from the broken tomb, to the ship wharf to the tunnels, sherlock and watson finding themselves closer and closer to solve out the mystery behind blackwood....

Not helping the situation was Sherlock's former flame, Irene Addler (super hot Rachel McAdams) who had been hired by a professor to track down a guy who had is behind blackwood's 'black magic'...and as usual, despite everything, its still end up happily, watson still getting married and moved out of the house (much to sherlock disapproval), irene went back 'hunting' using her seductive allure to trap people...but still, the ending was still left hanging that calls up for a second installment of the series i presume...

All in all, i totally enjoyed the movie...coz it is just stunning...the cinematography was at its best (seeing London Bridge under development), the casting was great...all three main characters has great chemistry together (i seriously like Robert Downey's acting even from the old movies)...somehow i feel that Sherlock is a bit 'brokeback', if you know what i means....when you watch the movie you'll get it...all the subtext was there, they only left out certain 'brokeback' scenes that would make it a total 'brokeback'...hahahah....but i really love the scene where Sherlock was doing his own predicted attack in slow motion before the actual attack took place...it was awesome...sticking to Guy Ritchie's personal touch of the movie...in the end of it....i really had a great time watching Sherlock as i really hope that i as observant and as analytical as he is...

ajie
11:39 a.m
4 January 2010
Putrajaya

6 comments:

Cherrie Pie Sweety said...

seriusly aku pon ejoy gilerr tgk movie nie..memang best :)

marmalade said...

it was alright, but it wasn't my best british movies.

Mr. Moshuchi said...

walaupun aku blom tengok movie ni, tapi aku rasa aku akan suka bila tengok nanti (harapan).

cerita2 yg berlatar belakangkan tahun2 sekitar awal 1900-an atau dalam era perang dingin, perang dunia I & II memang best. macam 'public enemy' tu, best sangat.

teringat juga lakonan jude law sebagai sniper dalam 'enemy of the gate' memang best.
ermm bila nak tengok ni..?

muhamadakmalwahab said...

cher : best kan...

mala : it wasn't the best british movie la...but its still have that brit movie feeling la...guy ritchie is the director anyway la kan...

shuko : harus tengok...memang best...terasa teringin nak jadi cam sherlock bila tengok....so cool and calm...
jude law was at his best in enemy of the gates...aku suka tengok waktu dia nak lawan dengan si Ed Harris tu, whois the better sniper...

xetxet said...

citer ni best!

muhamadakmalwahab said...

sangat best...i sampai tengok dua kali dah...hahahah