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Anything But Elementary, My Dear Watson
January 3, 2012, 6:00 am
Filed under: Movies, Reviews

I recently had the fortune of having a day off AND having the funds to go to the movies (what?! That’s crazy talk!). Yes! It’s true! So, I finally got to see the new Sherlock Holmes film, which I’ve been looking forward to ever since I saw the trailer months ago.

Having LOVED the first film (I own the DVD, digital copy and score) and watched it several times, I was surprised that I was less than enthusiastic about the new film’s trailer. I mean, I LOVE Robert Downey, Jr. and Jude Law, but (1) I wasn’t wild that someone from the “Girl” movies (…Dragon Tattoo, …Played With Fire, …Hornet’s Nest ad nauseam) was going to be in it (it seemed a little too mainstream/Oprah Book Club for my tastes) and (2) the villain seemed “meh”; a ginger madman just doesn’t carry the same punch as malevolent mancandy, Lord Blackwood in the original. Continue reading