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Elementary [Mar. 25th, 2010|12:43 am]
I saw Sherlock Holmes at the discount cinema this evening with Sarah & Rhonda.

I liked it. I liked the new spin they put on the characters, making both of them Men of Action but also still very much Holmes and Watson. And I thought there was some good stuff with Holmes's problematic behaviors clearly being coping mechanisms for him having way too much brain that never shuts off. I liked Irene Adler, because she was complex and competent and useful. She was a secondary character, but clearly has her own series of films off in some alternate reality. And yes, Holmes & Watson had a lot of Old-Married-Couple barely-concealed homoerotic subtext going on, which was entertaining.

Also, Jude Law looks good with a moustache. In fact, there was a lot of eye candy going on in this movie. I may have to start watching more period Victorian movies...

From: pocketbearwa
2010-03-25 07:23 am (UTC)
I was very shocked to learn I LOVED this movie.

When I saw the trailers, I was instantly dismissive - in fact, having dinner with Jilli and her RealHusband, the ex-pat Brit, she was highly amused that MY reaction was identical to HIS: dismissive, huffy crankiness.

Then, during the Portland Trip of Much Emotional Drama, before I had to swear off the Portland Boys, we all went to see "Avatar" and it was sold out for the rest of the day, so they wanted to see Sherlock. I veeeeery reluctantly agreed (since it let me Sit With Them...I swear: sometimes, I'm 12.)


There was no bromance subtext; it was just TEXT.

It's a version of Holmes I never would have thought I could accept, but it's just as valid as the incomparable Jeremy Brett's Vulcan. And having THAT WOMAN be the other woman for Holmes (after Watson, of course) was brilliant.

There are so many "My favorite part was..." parts. The old gypsy woman; the conversation in the jail yard ("...drug my dog..." "our dog" "THE dog"...which is when my friend Shalman leaned over and stage-whispered "THEY NEED COUPLES COUNSELLING")...

I will own this movie. It makes me happy. And yay that you liked it too. :)
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[User Picture]From: dr_tectonic
2010-03-25 02:40 pm (UTC)
The dog bit was great! Also the waistcoat scene.
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[User Picture]From: sunsmogseahorse
2010-03-25 12:55 pm (UTC)
Thanks for that, now I want to see it. I was intrigued by the steampunk factor.
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[User Picture]From: dr_tectonic
2010-03-25 02:44 pm (UTC)
Give it a try!
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[User Picture]From: annlarimer
2010-03-25 02:13 pm (UTC)
Jude Law Naked Jude Law Naked is my horrible scary theme park ride mantra. Unless it's really, really scary, in which case it's John Phillip Law Naked.
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[User Picture]From: dr_tectonic
2010-03-25 02:39 pm (UTC)
"A good many dramatic situations begin with screaming..."
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[User Picture]From: annlarimer
2010-03-25 02:41 pm (UTC)
So do a lot of panic attacks and mental breakdowns.
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[User Picture]From: shirtlifterbear
2010-03-25 06:41 pm (UTC)
Empire Nostalgia is always GORGEOUS on screen!
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