“After finally catching serial killer and occult sorcerer Lord Blackwood, legendary sleuth Sherlock Holmes and his assistant Dr Watson can close yet another successful case. But when Blackwood mysteriously returns from the grave and resumes his killing spree, Holmes must take up the hunt one again. Contending with his partners new fiancée and the dim-witted head of Scotland Yard, the dauntless detective must unravel the clues that will lead him into a twisted web of murder, deceit, black magic-and the deadly embrace of temptress Irene Adler”
After seeing so many good and bad adaptations of the world famous Sherlock Holmes, I definitely put Guy Ritchie’s version of this in the good. The casting of the two lading roles: Robert Downey Jr as Sherlock Holmes and Jude Law as John Watson were superb, they acted in a brotherly manner throughout the film with many laughs and fights. Without these two the film would be completely different and would be lacking humour and originality shown from both the characters. Even the minor characters like Rachel McAdams playing Holmes’s love interest Irene Adler, showed the devious character the con-woman is supposed to be.
With Sherlock having such a superior mind to the rest of us the use of a Phantom camera to give the audience the exact perception of how Sherlock figures out all the crimes and to show what he is seeing. Showing a slow motioned effect perception of what was happening the Phantom camera showed the audience excellent fight scenes.
With such a wide choice of plots to go off from Doyles works, however I feel that they chose the easiest and simplest to understand. And didn’t have faith in the audience to understand a more complicated and interesting plot.