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Extreme Makeover: Holmes Edition 03.02.2010

Posted by Commodore Mendez in Movie reviews.
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Suffering from Baker Street irregularity?

Suffering from Baker Street irregularity?

Movie: Sherlock Holmes (2009)
Plot: Gay romantic comedy in which Iron Man goes back in time to spar over commitment issues with Jude Law (played well by Jude Law) and foil a plot to take over the world, Pinky!
IMHO: This reboot of Sherlock Holmes as an action hero is a no brainer. But Robert Downey Jr., while always rakish and fun to watch, seems to be playing such a different character than the iconic Holmes there almost seems no point in calling the movie Sherlock Holmes. (But ain’t it funny how much villain Mark Strong looks like the traditional Holmes? Subtext? From Guy Ritchie?! Naaaah.) Rachel McAdams is beautifully played by Rachel McAdams. Entertaining poofery, like much of the director’s man-loving ouevre, but, sadly, the obvious CGI makes this often look like an original SyFy movie.
Compared to the great Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, this movie has the virtue of never having been tried.
If Leonard Nimoy had directed it, he would’ve played Moriarity. With a goatee!
If Scotty had seen the movie with me, he’d have said, “Aye, and if my grandmother had wheels, she’d be a wagon!”
SPOILER: Scarlett Johansson does not attempt a Russian accent here.
I give this movie: 3 Nomads out of 5