Friday, 23 December 2011
Style and humour...
The cinematography is atmospheric and excellently shot, especially the scene in the woods (you'll enjoy that) and the story is suitably complex for the Holmes/Watson genre.
Both Jude Law and Robert Downey Jr. were born to play these roles and each lends their own distinctive character to the role played, they were truly excellent.
As always, expect humour, brief but general confusion, dastardly deeds and above all else – expect the unexpected. This is a film that should be seen on the big screen, although I do understand that in this day and age, you have barely walked out of the cinema before they are loading the next reel... (a metaphor, I am pretty sure they don't use reels any more!) But the good news is, that this is a film that can be, and needs to be watched over and over again, already I feel like I have missed out by seeing it only once. If you miss it on the big screen, buy the DVD, put it on your Love Film list, do whatever you need to do, but make sure you see it and watch it at least twice.
Some questions to ask yourselves, good friends, random strangers...
• Why do people feel the need to talk through cinema trailers?
• Are popcorn containers getting smaller, seriously?
• Should we bring back that old classic 'The Interval' (ice cream tubs and all)?