Sunday, 31 January 2010

Sherlock goes Steampunk...


I recently saw Joel Silver's version of Sherlock Holmes, starring the delectable Robert Downey Jr. as the eponymous detective. If you haven't seen it, I'm not going to reveal any plot details so you can feel free to read on; I will simply say that it was an absolutely rip-roaring adventure and I thoroughly enjoyed it! The story was intriguing enough to hold the attention without being overly taxing, the casting was spot-on, and Downey Jr's English accent was perfect - posh and plummy, but without the theatricality which so often plagues American actors' attempts at the British brogue. Although it wasn't prominent (especially at the start) the movie had a definite Steampunk vibe, with the climactic scenes offering tantalising visuals of rivets, bolts and brass. Fingers crossed the inevitable sequel will up the engineering ante...

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