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Elements delightfully true to the original stories, but all with a great fun modern twist. Sherlock Holmes is nearly exactly as I imagined in the books, played excellently by Mr Downey Jr. Watson was no where near, but was aawesome nonetheless. The plot is a little incomprehensible at times, but who cares when you're having so much fun...
David Yates has a very interesting imagination, and makes some unconventional directing choices....you'll notice that this movie isn't the blockbuster type, like the first 4 kind of are, I felt it was more even... a european-style film....in that it was slow, quiet etc. I know some people don't like that kind of stuff, but i'm really surprised at people, mainly fully-fledged critics, not even the teenage harry potter fans, going on about how boring it is. I think you have to be pretty shallow to call it boring. It is slow, but I never got the feeling of -ugh, this is going on forever- it gives the wow-dramatic ending of a book a slow but poignant take, and it's v. funny. So yes. I liked it, but felt kind of confused afterwards...it felt almost...detached form the other movies, and I realised after that it basically HAD NO MAGIC. Did anyone else find this?! That was really interesting, and probably took away a bit from the magic of the wizarding world that we love. But you have to remember that Yates is a realistic director, he said so himself. Overall, I did enjoy it very much.