Director Guy Ritchie is synonymous with genius.¬† For anyone who has ever seen “Lock, Stock, and Two Smoking Barrels” or “Snatch” knows exactly what I am talking.¬† Combine genius with the genuine wise-ass with ADHD that is Robert Downey Jr. , and you have a thoroughly enjoyable flick.
Downey Jr (Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, Iron Man, Back to School) continues to entertain us with his lashful tongue and brash nature.¬† His faithful side-kick Dr. Watson (played by Jude Law) is at his side sternly with his trusty revolver.¬†¬† As with Downey’s actual life, there was turmoil stemming from drugs and women.¬† His evil temptress Irene Adler (Rachel McAdams) played the reoccurring mystery-migraine inflicting trouble maker that enticed Holmes to pursue dangerous leads.
The Demonic perp played by one of Director Guy Ritchie’s¬† often used actors Mark Strong (RocknRolla, Revolver) as Lord Blackwood.¬† Seemingly-Satanic Blackwood attempts to over take The Parliament along with the world!¬† As with certain political strategies today driven by fear tactics, it too failed miserably.
There’s drama, action, woman, and¬† British banter… Is there really anything else you need to have a good time? Well maybe a Lazy Boy instead of the movie theater deluxe-cushion ( a combination of old popcorn and stale saltines stacked together) and a nice imported pint but hey, I’m not picky!
With the movie being almost half way done, Heath Ledger’s untimely death temporarily put a halt on the production of The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus.¬† Later, with some few story changes, the director continued making the film in honor of Heath Ledger, with now a new release date being in Christmas.¬† This holiday season,¬† you can witness Heath Ledger’s last film as he stars in The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus.
Although we must wait until Christmas 2009 to see the film, the new Sherlock Holmes movie seems to be worth a gander during the holidays. Not taking away from the classic holiday films (the greatest being A Muppet’s Christmas Carol of course), but Guy Ritchie’s version is definitely going to bring¬† a new meaning to deductive reasoning. As you will see in the film’s first trailer, our once dangly and sly detective is not afraid to throw down and blow shit up.¬† The film stars Robert Downey Jr. (Holmes), Jude Law (Watson), and the ever so sexy Rachel McAdams as Irene Adler. With McAdams in the movie, there was a certain sex apeal that was added to the story. Thus, making it even more of a reason to view.