To tell you the truth I was really looking forward to this movie as I had always been a fan of the world's most famous detective, Sherlock Holmes. Who hasn't heard of his name of god sake? OK, I spoke too soon, someone just prove that I am wrong yesterday. Anyway, in short, he's a fictional character created by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and since then many books, novels, dramas and movies had been made out of him. But I think nothing come close to the portrayal of Sherlock Holmes by Robert Downey Jr. All the while, Holmes to me is someone of high taste, clean, neat, tidy, out spoken and extremely smart. But in this movie, we can see the other side of him which is being tell in such comedic and action way. Damn, this Englishman can kick arse. *spoiler read on*
The story starts of with Sherlock Holmes (Robert Downey Jr.) and his side kick Dr. Watson (Jude Law) capturing Sir Blackwood (Mark Strong) during one of the latter ritual. Sir Blackwood is sentence to hang and to the noose is where he went and breath his last air. But Sir Blackwood was seen by the caretaker to walk the earth again as he emerged from his tomb. A secret man had hired Holmes old flame, Ms. Irene Adler (Rachel McAdams). The mask man's identity will only be revealed at the end of the movie of course and for those who is familiar with the story, you should have able to guess from the beginning. Anyway, strings of murders occurred during this time as Blackwood causes panic among the people as they believe he's a devil and possesses mystical magic power as shown in the movie. But this is just a small part of the bigger agenda planned by Blackwood. So will Holmes able to solve this case? Is there really magic or mystical magic as being claimed by Blackwood? How does he fake his own death? Go watch it yourself.
Word of caution though, some of you might not be interested in the movie for some reasons. You don't know whose this fella is. You don't like to use your brain when you watch your movie. There are lots of comedic scenes in the movie and if you don't catch it, it's a dull movie for you. So my advice is, if you're looking for just action kick ass explosive movie, then go watch Avatar instead. This is a movie where you can sit on your seat and think of what, how and huh? And let Holmes amazed you with his deductions of crime solving mind. Like the tagline goes, Nothing Escape Him. And I do mean nothing. Well except Irene, and twice too. Enjoy~ (Rating: 4.0 out of 5.0)