Sherlock Holmes

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This review contains spoilers.

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Sherlock Holmes  (2009)

Main plot: When Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson finally catch “dark wizard” Lord Blackwood, they think they just solved another case. But then Lord Blackwood returns from his grave and resumes to his dark plans, Holmes and Watson have to deal with what seems a full new case.

Main cast: Robert Downey Jr (Sherlock Holmes); Jude Law (Dr. John Watson); Rachel McAdams (Irene Adler)

Review: I’ve watched one of the Benedict Cumberbatch/BBC – Sherlock’s, and must say, I did like that better. I think the BBC version has got a better “total package” and I like Benedict Cumberbatch more in the role of Sherlock. He’s got this eccentric thing about him, where Robert Downey Jr. is more of a just action guy. I also couldn’t see what accent he was trying to do, as it did not sound that british.
It was the third film I saw with Rachel McAdams (other two being Mean Girls and The Notebook), and I like her a lot. It annoyed me a little that of course it was the girl who had to be saved but then in the end she was more or less the hero so I was okay again 😉 .
Overall it was an enjoyable enough film.

Something I love about this film: I don’t know, thee are a lot of smaller things I like about, but not really one thing that stands out. If I had to choose, I’d say the way you can see Holmes visioning what he’s going to do and then doing exactly that.

My rating: 6.5/10

Did you see/like Sherlock Holmes?

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Shaun of the Dead

This review contains spoilers.

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Shaun of the Dead  (2004)

Storyline: Uhm, well… There are zombies who eat people and Shaun tries to save himself, his flatmate, his ex-girlfriend, her two flatmates and his mother with a great plan.

Actors: Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Kate Ashfield

My review: Two things: First of all, Simon Pegg looks SO much younger! Well, he is, but it was almost a shock for me after watching The World’s End and Paul… Yes, I had to make this completely useless remark. Anyway, secondly: The second I saw David (Dylan Moran) I knew I’d seen him some film and I found out he was the guy stealing a book in Notting Hill 😀 . I was happy Nick Frost and Simon Pegg did better here than in The World’s End and it’s such a classic anyway (I want to watch Hot Fuzz in nearer future to finish them off…). Some might not see the film’s ending as a bad one (as in not happy), but I think it’s almost depressing! Practically everyone dies and what Sean does with Ed is just plain cruel. But I read that Dianne actually survives after having to eat Dave’s legs (no. comment.) and stays in contact with Liz and Shaun over christmas cards (I mean, what can the internet NOT tell you?!) I got the feeling there was slightly more physical comedy, which I love (as long as it doesn’t go over the top too much). And I would have expected it (apart from a few gross scenes) to be scarier. Is it only me not being very attentive or do they really not explain how the zombies came to be? Anyway, I really liked it 🙂

Something I love about this film: That so many things that happen early in the film suddenly turn up later, like the hog lumps or the instructions on how to shoot.

My rating: 8.5/10

Did you see/like Shaun of the Dead?

The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

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The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring  (2001)

Storyline: A young Hobbit of The Shire sets off on a long journey with eight companions to destroy the One Ring -which his uncle Bilbo Baggins had given to him- in Mount Doom and so destroy the dark lord Sauron.

Actors: Elijah Wood, Ian McKellen, Viggo Mortensen

My review: I haven’t read the books (it must seem like I hate reading and only watch the films but I don’t, I actually love it, I just don’t seem to read the “classics”) so I don’t know how well the film sticks to the book. First of all, I have to say: It’s too long. I already thought that Harry Potter was almost too long with about 2 1/2 hours, but LotR is almost 3 hours long! Okay, I didn’t start longing for the end after one hour, but it just takes up so much time! My favourite character was Legolas, he was so calm but still he could use his bow and arrow really well. But I don’t like his name, it just always reminds me of LEGO. Oh, and I think Elijah Wood has got freaky huge blue eyes. The film was quite good, but I wouldn’t have made such a big hype about it. Wait. No. I should watch it again. Ahhh, okay. Watched it again, and I must say, this time I actually understood it. I prefer watching films with the subtitles ON because otherwise I’d probably miss the important parts ;).

Something I love about this film: the fireworks

My stars:

Love: 1/10

Humor: 3/10

Action: 7/10

In All: 7.5/10

If there’s anything major missing in the poll, please tell me!

And, please, if you ever have any tips for films for me to watch/review, post them in a comment!