Not being too familiar with the stories, this was almost brand new to me. I had seen the bare knuckle fighting scenes in the trailer which lead me to believe this was indeed going to be Sherlock Homes, Guy Ritchie style.
Robert Downey Jr & Jude Law play Holmes & Watson perfectly, not necessarily the familiar characters but good nonetheless and with an obvious chemistry.
The storyline is fantastic, in true mystery thriller mode, leaving you in suspense until the end but watch out for the gory scenes.
The only let down for me is that the line, ‘elementary, dear Watson’ is missing. Did he ever say it?
Watching the movie on Christmas day pretty much summed up our non-traditional but white Christmas in Montreal, sandwiched between watching the NY Knicks live game in a bar and ending the day with a meal at an Indian restaurant. I did have a present to open when we returned to the hotel under the lights of our mini Christmas tree. Loved every minute. 7½/10 Smile factor 8½/10
Complete Sherlock Holmes (Wordsworth Library Collection)
Sherlock Holmes: Original Illustrated "Strand" Edition: The Complete Stories (Wordsworth Special Editions)
Sherlock Holmes – Complete Collection [DVD]