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Sunday, December 27, 2009

Sherlock Holmes

When I was young, bookworm me read a few Sherlock Holmes books. And for my and possibly your first time, WATCH the story of this brilliant detective. 

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I was not sure what to expect but the movie ratings on the GV website averaged 4-5 stars! It seems quite a good show to catch this afternoon!

Sherlock Holmes acted by the fitter Robert Downey Jr was witty, super sharp (& smart) and surprisingly a tactical fighter in this movie! Hmmm, I didn’t recall Holmes to be someone who could fight at all in the storybooks…

Anyway, we thoroughly enjoyed the movie. At the first part, it seemed that black magic was real. Mark Strong who acted as the baddie in the movie was very convincing. He had the ‘evil, baddie look’…

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I think he could play the next Count Dracula, don’t you think so? In fact, I think he looked more sinister in the movie than this picture!

So it was kind of a horror, cum action, cum mentally stimulating, cum a bit of comedy (especially with the Dr. Watson (played by the charming Jude Law!) and eccentric Sherlock Holmes pairing) movie. I also enjoyed Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson getting on each other’s nerves but yet having a strong friendship bond between them. Watch out for Holmes ‘torturing’ the Dr’s dog a few times in the show, by using him as a guinea pig. Funny!

In conclusion, it’s one good detective movie with quite good special effects and an entertaining plot till the very end. I am looking forward to Part 2!

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