Licensiatura En Criminologia
Prof. Lic. AdrianQuiroz
Alumno: Marlon De Jesus Mandujano Tinoco
The story is as basic as you can get; there’s a threat against Parliament and Sherlock Holmes (Robert Downey Jr) and Dr. Watson (JudeLaw) have to put a stop to it. That’s it, I promise you. Going into any more detail than that would somehow be assuring you that the story is actually any good. It isn’t. But, once you see past that,you can actually let the little holes in the plot go over your head just enough to have a grin plastered on your face for the entirety of Holmes’
Downey Jr delivers the usual rebellious bohemianlifestyle from his character that we’ve all come to know and love. Holmes’ room is full of bullet holes, he’s very articulate, but hasn’t showered in days. He’s just the right amount of arrogant, but alsomanages to show us a more sensitive side as we can see he cares very much for Watson. The usual homo-eroticism isn’t lost in this adaptation, but it’s safe to say it’s not over-done. Oh, and Holmes hasa love for bare-knuckle boxing in case you didn’t know – one assumes this is Ritchie’s homage to himself and perhaps why he was asked to do the project?
The fight scenes are shot and described withsuch precision, and then shown in admirable slow-motion techniques, that you understand why Ritchie is renowned for them. I love a good fight scene and if it means Downey Jr is half-naked for yet moreof the film, I’m happy to sit back and watch. One thing will get to you, though; Downey Jr’s London accent is far from perfect and will grate on you at the most inconvenient times of sincerity orcrime-solving intelligence.
Law’s Watson wasn’t all he was cracked up to be either. I’m not sure what it is about Jude Law but he isn’t growing old gracefully and honing his craft like many actors in...