The film Sherlock Holmes is an action-filled modern interpretation of Arthur Conan Doyle’s best-known character of the same name. The set design resembles the London of the late 19th century while London Bridge was still under construction. The two main characters, Holmes and Watson, played by Robert Downey Jr. and Jude Law, investigate the case of Lord Henry Blackwood, who seems to posses the dark arts of witchcraft. They encounter many secrets and mysteries that put their lives in danger. In the film we get to see many sides of Sherlock Holmes, who also boxes in his free time to earn some money and seems to make everyone around him uncomfortable with his precise deduction skills. Trough action-filled scenes the film prevents the viewer from getting bored, and the intriguing secrets that they pursue as a duo makes the storyline interesting to watch and follow.
The characters are portrayed in an interesting way and especially Sherlock Holmes’ personality is quite unique. I would recommend the movie because of its athmospheric setting, soundtrack and storyline. People who love Sherlock Holmes should definitely give this movie a chance. (Angelika Freitag, 8a)