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Anybody seen Sherlock Holmes yet? I'm going to see it tonight with the madre.
I saw it yesterday. I didn't love it, but I am a big Sherlock Holmes fan so I'm kind of a purist. But RDJ was really good in it and the plot was pretty good. There are certain elements to it that even a fan of the books, such as myself, can really enjoy.
The reviews I read were pretty unfair to the movie. Some people said that the pacing was too slow, but I thought that really wasn't an issue. Additionally, some people said that the feel of the atmosphere wasn't great. I think that is probably because of the purposeful anachronisms in the movie which I didn't really mind. I think one reviewer went so far as to say that it was like Wild Wild West which is just untrue.
Well I thought the whole movie was building towards something, so it was ok. But the ending didn't really do anything. There was absolutely no closure and nothing was accomplished through the story. It was basically a made up documentary with sweet weapons. There wasn't even a moral to it, like hey you guys are being screwed and I wanna help you. It was just hey, this stuff happened, and then this happened afterward, the end.
I liked it a lot, I was very satisfied with the ending since you saw wikus change as a person, christopher and his son got really humanized by a lot of the shots where the generic prawns weren't earlier on and the story had a nice wrap up with chris escaping ostensibly to go inform his people of what had happened and to get help while wikus' transformation became complete.