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Mini reaction to Sherlock Holmes: a Game of Shadows
Went to see it at the last show of the day, meaning there were maybe 20 people in the theatre, so that was cool. Here's a very short reaction post.




-MYCROFT HAS NO PANTS. MYCROFT NEEDS NO PANTS. Sorry, I've been bursting to say that since that scene. Also I do not know what was going on with his hair but it was distracting. Like he was going for a giant fringe of eyelashes all the way around his head but his face got in the way.

-Loved all the surprisingly warm brotherly bickering. But... Mikey and Sherly? Really? They have a very different sort of relationship to the one their BBC versions have in Sherlock. O.o

-DRUNK WATSON IS MADE OF HAPPY PUPPIES.

-Holy explosions! Ritchie's films are obviously very action-oriented, so lots of explosions and bullet-time and whiz-bang hootenanies that look best on a big screen. He's also interpreted Sherlock with a bit of a steam-punky bent, so the whiz-bang super-accurate giant jumbo holy crap guns makes sense despite being at the start of the mechanized age; with an artificially arranged arms race, weapon development would be prioritized, and having weaponry closer to mid-age development seems feasible. Anyway. The bullet-time cam was a bit over-used in spots, but it made for some visually stunning cinematography, so I'm cool with it.

-I can't watch RDJ without seeing RDJ as an actor rather than the character he's playing, sad to say. That accent drives me nuts as well, but it seemed better this time. He does have his moments though. And he looks ...oddly good in women's makeup, once he got rid of the ridiculous hair and hat. I was reminded of Eddie Izzard's transvesite paratroopers at one point, which isn't a bad thing.

-Jude!Watson. Jude!Watson is thoroughly a Watson. And awesome. And worth the price of admission on his own any day. Love the very understated reaction he had to Reichenbach, and actually seeing Holmes fall. Jude!Watson needs to get whumped more though. Just saying. *shrug*

-Whoever was driving that train was either in total panic or oblivious. Half the train blown off, gunfire everywhere, and the train keeps going. Not much choice if the train had no means of communication, I guess. It'd have to keep going to... warn people. And get help for the stranded and possibly blown up passengers. I suppose. *handwaves*

-Random dancing is all good.

-"Come at once if convenient." *flip card* "If inconvenient, come anyway." I know it's from ACD canon, but it still felt like a Sherlock shout-out. *grin*

-Gorgeous steam-punky Reichenbach Falls with the building built around them. That was like freaking Lothlorien.

-Movie Mary Watson KICKS ASS. Takes her husband's gun and gets him to pitch an assassin out of a moving train, then later coordinates the dismantling of a large part of Moriarty's fortune with Scotland Yard, while not overshadowing anyone. She is welcome to stay as long as she likes.

-Poor Irene. Nasty way to go. I doubt it was actually any sort of tuberculosis and instead some kind of poison or chemical targetting the lungs. Tuberculosis isn't that fast, but is a convenient thing to write instead of 'damned if I know, oh look, here's Mr. Moriarty with a fat wad of cash'.

-"You didn't find me, you collapsed a building on me." Hee! That was cool.

-Moriarty was very cool, very reasoned and calculating, loved all the cat and mouse bits. And starting an arms race and building a military industrial complex and plotting to begin a World War twenty or thirty years ahead of schedule, just to profit off munitions and medical supplies, very interesting plot. All carried out in a very business-like manner, with a bit of torture thrown in for getting information. More grand designs and plots than BBC Moriarty, who has a more personal element to his plots, (so far) rather than grand world-altering

-CPR, sort of. Quite anachronistic, I think that method or resuccitation wasn't practiced until the 20th century, but what the hell, eh? There was also atropine or something like it and mini oxygen cannisters in this movie, so YAY CPR! \o/

-OH MY GOD HOW MANY DIRECTIONS WAS THE SLASH JUMPING OFF THE GODDAMN SCREEN? Moran, you crazy bastard, you've got it bad don't you, poor fool? And just the whole everything ever with Holmes and Watson. My god. XD


So yeah. I went, I saw, I'll buy the DVD when it's out and I have money.

In the meantime, there's this little Q hopping up and down in my Dock that wants my attention...

(I am so not prepared for Sherlock Series 2. At all. Ever. OMG.)

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anniehow From: anniehow Date: January 2nd, 2012 10:05 am (UTC) (Link)
Ever since I've seen the movie I've been describing it with only one word:FUN. Capslock FUN.

caffienekitty From: caffienekitty Date: January 2nd, 2012 10:08 am (UTC) (Link)
It's very much a movie to eat popcorn to.
irismay42 From: irismay42 Date: January 2nd, 2012 05:49 pm (UTC) (Link)
I also saw this movie with about only 20 people in the theatre - opening weekend. Most odd!

Enjoyed it lots though. Yes, RDJ's accent is a bit distracting, but I agree, he made a better job of it this time! (Maybe he's been listening to Stephen Fry!) Speaking of which. Stephen Fry in the buff is like seeing your favourite uncle with his kit off. Just.... ewwwwww! (No offence meant to Stephen, who I adore very muchly!)

Still prefer BBC Sherlock though...
caffienekitty From: caffienekitty Date: January 2nd, 2012 07:35 pm (UTC) (Link)
I didn't really mind seeing Stephen Fry naked, I was just trying to figure out why. I haven't seen him in much since Blackadder though, so I don't have a mental image/relationship template built up to be shattered.
irismay42 From: irismay42 Date: January 2nd, 2012 10:19 pm (UTC) (Link)
Stephen Fry's pretty much a national treasure over here. (Apt as he was almost showing the family jewels in the SH movie!) Not sure if you can see it online somewhere, but he presents a great comedy panel show called QI (Quite Interesting), and he recently presented a fantastic documentary about language called Fry's Planet Word. Truly a renaissance man! (And he likes football too.)
charis_kalos From: charis_kalos Date: January 3rd, 2012 01:05 am (UTC) (Link)
Stephen Fry is awesome! Last time he came out to Australia he filled the Sydney Opera House just talking about life, the universe and everything. I haven't seen the movie yet and I'm struggling a little at the though of Fry sans pants.
irismay42 From: irismay42 Date: January 3rd, 2012 07:06 pm (UTC) (Link)
It's - um - quite tastefully done...(??)
lurkingwombat From: lurkingwombat Date: January 2nd, 2012 07:24 pm (UTC) (Link)
Glad there weren't many people there. Tintin wasn't too crowded either.
You points were fun to read. Can't wait to see this movie too. Might happen later this week.
I know now to keep an eye out for some of the things you mentioned.
As for the accent, isn't there something about Sherlock being born in London and then raised in America for awhile? Then when he is back in London he effects an accent to cover for the fact he was in the US? ;) That might explain the odd accent, right? :)
Hugs
caffienekitty From: caffienekitty Date: January 2nd, 2012 07:38 pm (UTC) (Link)
isn't there something about Sherlock being born in London and then raised in America for awhile?

You're thinking of John Barrowman. Oh and beware the Holmes purists beating a path to your door with pitchforks and fiery torches for suggesting such a thing. XD
lurkingwombat From: lurkingwombat Date: January 2nd, 2012 07:44 pm (UTC) (Link)
lol.
Hee. I just like teasing you with stuff. I figure just cause you are there and not here, you are not immune to being teased ;)
caffienekitty From: caffienekitty Date: January 2nd, 2012 07:47 pm (UTC) (Link)
Some days I don't mind.
charis_kalos From: charis_kalos Date: January 3rd, 2012 01:09 am (UTC) (Link)
As for the accent, isn't there something about Sherlock being born in London and then raised in America for awhile? Then when he is back in London he effects an accent to cover for the fact he was in the US?

Head. Exploded. No. More. Head.

However: "It is always a joy to meet an American, Mr. Moulton, for I am one of those who believe that the folly of a monarch and the blundering of a minister in far-gone years will not prevent our children from being some day citizens of the same world-wide country under a flag which shall be a quartering of the Union Jack with the Stars and Stripes." The Adventure of the Noble Bachelor
caffienekitty From: caffienekitty Date: January 8th, 2012 03:53 am (UTC) (Link)
*is belated*

I'm sure lurkingwombat didn't intend to make your head explode. He's often full of crap joking. ;-)
claudiapriscus From: claudiapriscus Date: January 2nd, 2012 08:50 pm (UTC) (Link)
Weirdly, because it was more overt (though in a joking sort of way) I found this movie less slashy than the previous one.

I liked Mary Watson too. And the gypsy lady, though I do wish they'd given her a little bit more...I don't know, attention? Character moments? Because she was cool, and she was present for most of the movie, and sort of important.
caffienekitty From: caffienekitty Date: January 8th, 2012 03:49 am (UTC) (Link)
I know, Sin kept seeming like she was just tagging along for long parts, and then there'd be a bit she was more involved, but then back to '...why are you here?' again.

They really did make the slash quite overt, it was fun but rather in your face.
teithiwr From: teithiwr Date: January 2nd, 2012 08:50 pm (UTC) (Link)
I LOVED THIS MOVIE SO DAMN MUCH IT MAKES ME CAPSLOCK.
caffienekitty From: caffienekitty Date: January 8th, 2012 03:49 am (UTC) (Link)
YAY!
i_sudoku From: i_sudoku Date: January 4th, 2012 03:24 pm (UTC) (Link)
It's funny that somehow I thought you commented on Sherlock Season 2 when I read your post in my friend's journal list then I read carefully it's about the movie. I haven't yet watched the movie but I really want to. How is it compared to the first movie?

I just watched Sherlock Season 2 episode 1 and it didn't disappoint.
caffienekitty From: caffienekitty Date: January 8th, 2012 03:50 am (UTC) (Link)
I liked the first movie better overall, I think, but this had it's better points too.
ciaranbochna From: ciaranbochna Date: January 16th, 2012 08:14 am (UTC) (Link)
I agree with everything you have said. Why would Mycroft need pants? It was fun, but I just wish they could have used Sin more, since I love Noomi, but ah well.
caffienekitty From: caffienekitty Date: January 20th, 2012 07:02 pm (UTC) (Link)
More to the point, who's going to argue with Mycroft if he chooses to run around naked. And it was in his own house, not Parliament.

Sim was cool. I thought of you a lot with all the Romani stuff in this movie.
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