Sunday December 20th 2009
The other night I saw Sherlock Holmes, Guy Ritchie’s $80million detective romp, at the Empire Leicester Square. And let me tell you, the film was even worse than the fucking back-breaking seats.
Holmes is a massive old mess of a movie, featuring an amazingly uneven plot, mindless Ritchie-style action gimmicks, shockingly bad effects shots and narrative twists less satisfying than a bad episode of Jonathan Creek (Season 3 or 4).
85 minutes pass before the movie even gets to its one good moment. Here’s a photo of it:
NB: That’s a joke. There is actually a good moment 85 minutes in.
Downey and McAdams are far too good for this shit.
[Whereas Law has probably found his level.]