Is anyone not at least somewhat a fan of Sherlock Holmes? I doubt there’s anyone who can really say they dislike the great detective of Baker Street. The character is fascinating, especially with these new looks into his persona through film and television. While I really did like the first Guy Ritchie film, in my mind the movie was trumped almost a year ago by Sherlock, the amazing BBC television series starring Martin Freeman as Watson and the drawl Benedict Cumberbatch (the most anglophilic name ever, by the way) as Sherlock himself. I never thought a modern adaption of Sherlock Holmes would be so perfectly executed, but it really was. I can’t wait for the second season coming in a few months, and if you haven’t seen it yet I highly suggest checking it out on Netflix Instant. That being said, I did truly enjoy Robert Downey Jr’s take on the character, and the new movie is looking to be more of the same fun and thrills.
Maybe I’m the only person who liked Irene in the first film, but I’m glad to see Rachel McAdams come back for what might be a smaller role. Yes, the Irene and Sherlock having a romance has been done to death, but she was better than many actresses that could have gotten the role, and I thought the chemistry between her and Sherlock was pretty good. I’m interested in seeing what the fortune teller woman who gets third billing has to do with anything, since I don’t remember her from the original stories. If I’m wrong on this, please let me know.
More than anything, Moriarty looks so good. Jared Harris is one of my favorite actors on Mad Men, and it’s going to be awesome to see him play such an infamous, sinister character compared to the rather by-the-books Lane Pryce. Plus, it’s Moriarty. I’m very excited to see how his version of the character differs from BBC’s Sherlock‘s Moriarty (whose actor I won’t reveal on this blog for those of you who somehow haven’t watched it yet).