posted on January 16, 2013 00:00
It is perhaps my favorite type of story telling; the mystery that becomes obvious once the conclusion is revealed. Tonight I sat down to watch the second version of Sherlock Holmes, and it did not disappoint. In fact, there were a few surprises that really have nothing to do with the movie at all. So let’s get down to it, shall we?
I must confess that I am a huge fan of Robert Downey Jr. He was great in the first Holmes film, and equally brilliant in this one. But my fandom goes well beyond these two films. He plays a perfect Tony Stark, a wonderfully short-tempered asshole (who’s funny) in Due Date, and Ally McBeal just wasn’t the same without him. Drugs are bad, m’kay. But it is not RDJ alone that makes this film fun to watch. Jude Law is also his normal enjoyable ‘Watson’ and I could watch Rachel McAdams do almost anything on screen. Come to think of it, she usually plays an ungodly bitch in her (good) movies, and I still want to make her call me Charlie. Maybe even while in character? A debate for another day…
I have one complaint about the film, and that is the excessive use of the slow motion thought process that Holmes goes through before every fight sequence. It was nice in the first film when he figured out how to win the boxing match, but every fight does not need this much premeditation for the viewer.
The run time did also seem to carry on, but in a strange way. Let’s face it, you go into the movie knowing that Holmes is going to win; you just keep anticipating how it will play out. The sad thin is that this ending was probably more predictable than any of the moves played during the rest of the story. Either way, this is good and worth the investment of your time. Especially if you have Cinemax and can watch this at your leisure this month.
What’s that? What about the surprises previously mentioned you ask?
It’s funny how life (the world, God, karma, insert whatever version applies to you here) talks to you some times. You see, I’ve started collecting dates for my up coming bachelor’s party from friends, and I’ve been asking what everyone wants to do as well. I’ve been to several in my life, and I’d like to avoid the typical St. Louis Bachelor Party of an afternoon (barbeque, golf, or other guy hangout) which is then followed by a limo bus ride to the east side where you get shamelessly robbed by strippers. Don’t get me wrong, that has been a good time, every time, but I was hoping for something a little different. The first solution was a trip to Vegas. That’s already booked, but most of my friends can’t go. So, I have to have a second bachelor’s party here in the LOU. So back to the movie for a tic, as Watson gets married in this film, and one of the sequences early in the movie is his own stag party. He gambles, gets in a fight, and wakes up just in time for the wedding the next day. I’d like to avoid 2 of those things if possible, but rather than rely on my friends for all the answers, I’m opening this up to you, my faithful readers.
Send your suggestions to me at BachelorParty518@yahoo.com
If you come up with something that will make it a top 15% party, you might just get invited to come along!
See you next week suckers!