As you may know from my last post about the appalling bookings system of Hoyts, I went to see Sherlock Homes, the movie, last night.

So here’s my first movie review.  Unlike most movie reviews I wont actually say what the movie’s story is, because, well, I think that spoils it (I think its a sign of a bad reviewer when all they can do is regurgitate the story in their review).  What I will do is tell you if I liked it, recommend who (if anyone) might want to go see it, and then give it my overall rating.  I’ll also make comment if I think the acting was good, the story line was interesting, or it make some importantly social commentary.  I might even mention if someone in the movie was particularly hot  – you get the idea, it will just be a random rant.

However, I  have developed a sophisticated rating system, which works like this:

  • 6:  See it now, at the theatre and buy the DVD (My top rating)
  • 5: Buy the DVD (this means you might want to watch it more than once)
  • 4: See it at the theatre (once)
  • 3: Rent the DVD (once)
  • 2: Wait for it to be on TV or watch it on a long haul flight to kill time (you know, if your bored and nothing else to do)
  • 1: When it’s on TV, do something else. (the lowest rating)

UPDATE: I have an updated movie rating system now, but left this post as is using the old rating system.

So on to the review of Sherlock Homes.

Sherlock Homes:

Overall rating: 2: Wait for it to be on TV or watch it on a long haul flight to kill time (you know, if your bored and nothing else to do)

Type of movie: Action/mystery

Highlights: The credits at the end were pretty cool.  And some of the fight scenes were novel.

Acting: Jude law was quite good, and others weren’t bad either.

The movie itself: Disjointed, although an interesting take on who Sherlock might have been.

Who will enjoy it: This is a hard one to pick.  Most kids will be to young to appreciate it’s “Sherlock”, most adults will find the story too disjointed.  There is not enough action to make it enjoyable for that alone, but not enough story to make that the compelling reason to view.  You can see I am struggling here, so I will leave it at that.

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