Movie Review: Sherlock Holmes (2009)

The strong British accent forced me to read the subtitles almost throughout the show which kinda gave me a headache as I was sitting in the four row from the screen. However I did quite enjoy the show. I thought it was quite funny and I know I didn’t get all of the jokes. The only downside is that the case isn’t that interesting, I feel. And I wasn’t too impressed when the “mysteries” were revealed at the end. They should have gotten the viewers more involved and like keep us guessing throughout the show which I think they’ve tried but kinda failed. Perhaps a simple old-school murder case would have been much more engaging and compelling.

Robert Downey Jr. did a pretty good job with his role and the best part is that he’s an American. But well afterall, he was an Oscar nominee. Same could be said about how well British actor Hugh Laurie plays Dr. Gregory House, which is an American character based on Sherlock Holmes. Which is why most people would find similarities between Holmes/Watson and House/Wilson in terms of their personalities and their friendship after watching this movie. Actually, even the names are quite similar. Holmes (home) = House; Watson = Wilson. Interesting isn’t it?

Verdict: If you like witty British jokes, puzzle-solving movies and film scores by Hans Zimmer then this is definitely a must watch for you. I personally enjoyed it but if you asked whether if it’s one of the best films of the year, I’d say no.

Favourite scene: The explosion scene near to the end of the movie. The effects are just totally awesome.

Ratings: 3.5 / 5

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