Sherlock: right and wrong

Watched last year’s Sherlock Holmes movie over a couple of nights earlier this week.  Easily could’ve been so much better.  I loved Robert Downey Jr. and Jude Law as Holmes and Watson.  I could’ve watched those two go at it all day.  What I could’ve lived without was absurd chases, extended fight scenes, and explosions galore.  It was like Sherlock Holmes by Michael Bay.

What makes Holmes such an enjoyable character is his heightened powers of deductive reasoning.   This was used to great effect in the BBC/PBS “Sherlock.”  The television production lacked the star power and high-end production values of the movie, but damn was the writing about 1000 times smarter.  If only you could’ve combined the two, then the film would’ve really been onto something.

About Steve Greene
Professor of Political Science at NC State

One Response to Sherlock: right and wrong

  1. Jeff Pelletier says:

    Could not agree more! Jen and I caught it at the dollar theatre after it had been out for a while, your review summed up my thoughts too.

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