Sherlock Holmes (2009)

Sherlock Holmes was directed by Madonna”s ex-husband, Guy Ritchie. Ritchie first feature film was Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels, made in 1998.

Sherlock Holmes (2009)

Sherlock Holmes (2009)

In 1891 London, Sherlock Holmes (Robert Downey, Jr.) and Dr. John Watson (Jude Law)  prevent Lord Blackwood (Mark Strong) from conducting a human sacrifice. Blackwood is arrested by Inspector Lestrade (Eddie Marsan) and sentenced to hang. Enter Holmes’ romantic interest Irene Adler (Rachel McAdams), a world-class criminal and the game’s afoot.

This is not Basil Rathbone’s Sherlock Holmes and this Holmes was more fun to watch. However parts of the movie were more than a little hokey and slow. Slow enough that my wife fell asleep during the movie, a movie packed with loud explosions.

“Madame, I need you to remain calm and trust me, I’m a professional. Beneath this pillow lies the key to my release.”

06/10—–Worth watching but nothing special.