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Guy Ritchie films with Robert Downey, Jr.
Posted 06 March 2012 - 07:50 PM
I was very shallowly interested in seeing what RDJ would do with the character having decided that he was most definitely worth looking at in Iron Man - had never paid much attention to him before that.
I also squeaked at various intervals in the first one because I recognised bits of Liverpool, but I do that for pretty much any film where it isn't obvious.
I'm not very good about being constructively critical when I love something as I tend to get swept away on a tide of OMG LOVE THIS and don't really notice the shortcomings.
I did have a 'but they didn't know how to do that back then!' moment in the second film with regards to a certain medically-related procedure but that's me all over.
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Posted 06 March 2012 - 08:07 PM
I rememberfinding flaws in the plot but I forgot what they were...
RDJ and JL were very different from how I imagined Holmes and Watson to be like, but that made the movie interesting and a bit refreshing. The fact that they didn't try to start the movie at the beginning of their partnership was fun and I laughed at their bickering. It's a pity that there was no character development (that I noticed at least), because I love that.
Posted 06 March 2012 - 09:31 PM
I know it was explained in the story, but the supernatural elements took me a bit out of the story. I don't know how to describe this, but I like my movies to feel realistic, like they could have happened. I feel like the canon Sherlock Holmes could be true stories. The movie just felt glitzed up by Hollywood.
I enjoyed the onscreen chemistry between Robert Downey Jr. and Jude Law, but I've never been too much of a fan of either actor... which gave me a cerain bias. Bad. And as you know, I see everything in slash goggles, and heck you didn't even need those to see the relationship between Holmes/Watson! So that was fun.
To be honest, I've only seen each of them once through but I'm going to have to watch them again.
Posted 19 March 2012 - 07:24 PM
I'm a bit luke-warm to the Ritchie movies. I think that they are fun and entertaining. But they almost didn't seem like Sherlock Holmes to me. I saw the first movie after watching Sherlock and only reading A Study in Scarlet, so I really didn't have that much experience with the material. But it was very action packed with fighting left right and centre, and explosions. So I saw this to be the main focus rather then it being a crime mystery.
I've got to admit I haven't seen the second film yet, but I agree with you- the movies are rather focused on the action. I found the first film entertaining, but not quite as thrilling as BBC Sherlock.
Posted 19 March 2012 - 08:12 PM
Producer 1: so...we need to make more money this time.
Producer 2: hum...those Michael Bay movies earn a lot, what does he put in them?
Producer 1: Huh...hot chicks, robots and explosions
Producer 2: huh, ok then we'll add explosions but we'll
Producer 1: Why??
Producer 2: she wears too much clothes and I've discovered a new demographic that'll absolutely by anything Sherlock Holmes if we do it right: fangirls.
Producer 1: hum...how will you do that?
Producer 2: easy,
Producer 1: I think that's a bit too much sir...
Producer 2: who cares? I want my money!
Edited by Lirael, 19 March 2012 - 08:13 PM.
Posted 19 March 2012 - 11:59 PM
When I first saw them I was like OMYGOSHILOVETHIS *Drool*
But I just can't watch them a second time through. I just get bored.
I did like the whole Sherlock Holmes/Action Man thing that RDJ had going on though. It's an interesting take on SH, and I think that it did work.
Posted 20 March 2012 - 10:07 AM
Really looking forward to second one...I believe it has Moriarty and Moran in it. Oh yes.
Posted 20 March 2012 - 02:17 PM
But Andrew Scott has forever ruined any other interpretation of Moriarty for me!
I thought that the second was better than the first. It's very funny as well.
Posted 07 May 2012 - 06:54 PM
It's another way of seeing Sherlock, and It's pretty good!
Posted 09 June 2012 - 10:45 PM
Posted 12 June 2012 - 11:04 PM
Posted 13 June 2012 - 06:14 AM
there seemed to be a lot more kicking and punching than deducing.
This was one thing that stood out for me when I watched the first movie, (I've still to catch the second, (I know bad fan!) ) how at times it seemed as if they'd completely missed the point of what makes Holmes... well Holmes!
Posted 14 June 2012 - 07:03 PM
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Posted 25 June 2012 - 08:32 PM
John....Perfection. If Guy did anything right it was John Watson. He looked like the book version of John Watson, he acted like John Watson, Jude Law is and was perfect as John Watson.
So I'm a bit sad with their Holmes however for movie's sake I'll let it go. I enjoyed the movies and saw both 3 times in theaters and a few more times on blue ray when they came out.
Posted 29 June 2012 - 08:08 PM
All right people, you know the drill. How do we feel about Downey's performance of Holmes, and Jude Law as Watson?
I must say, I was singularly impressed by the both of them. I was initially surprised that they cast an American as Holmes, but was relieved to hear that he worked at his accent a little more than most Americans seem to.
Jude Law as Watson...Hotson more like. So beautiful. I was pleased that Guy Ritchie had an accurate picture in his head! I am sick of heavy, pocketwatchy Watsons!
So, opinions, please!
Edited by Carol the Dabbler, 10 January 2014 - 03:57 AM.
This post was originally the start of a second GR/RDJ thread
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Posted 29 June 2012 - 11:40 PM
Posted 30 June 2012 - 02:24 AM
I love RDJ and I don't think we could really hire an american actor that would fit Holmes at all, hell I'm surprised he managed to play the role as well as he did. Their adaptation was more actiony Holmes. Even in one of the interviews Robert says I doubt Holmes is the type of person to raise his voice at little things and most big things, but I did it anyway. I agree with him but the fact he knows that makes me smile and let it go. It was in the script what could he do also it made the movie. I've seen many adaptations ofr Hound of the Baskerviles.....Most of which put me to sleep. A sign in four....Put me to sleep. I've been so conditioned with special effects and explosions that I almost require it in my movies. The first movie had aspects of a whodonit well more of a how'd he do it feel. The second movie it was pretty obvious how who and what was all going on.
The writing was good in the movie. I don't hate RDJ as Holmes but......I don't know it's not the same.
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