Packed with Victorian gadgets, awesome fights, Illuminati-style conspiracies, and lots of incredibly sexy tweed outfits, the new Sherlock Holmes flick is James Bond for the steampunk set. But will you like it if you aren’t a tweed fetishist?
In a season full of swollen special effects blockbusters and annoying Christmas stories, badboy Brit director Guy Ritchie’s Sherlock Holmes is a welcome respite. It’s a simple whodunnit with Victorian flourishes and a lot of incredibly hammy acting from star Robert Downey, Jr., playing Holmes as a badass Hunter Thompson type. When he’s not solving crimes or using his powers of observation to kick bad guys in the nuts, Downey’s Holmes mopes in his rooms, taking drugs and testing new kinds of explosives.
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I am looking forward to seeing this Guy Ritchie film. Have you see it yet?