Robert Downey Jr. continues his incredible comeback to the film industry by bringing the title role to life in Sherlock Holmes, which was released on Friday in theaters nationwide. I really wasn’t sure if it was a good idea since the storyline and character is a little dated, it didn’t seem like a good “Christmas day movie” and I thought it might look stupid.
Fortunately, as time went on, the trailers got better and soon it became apparent that it probably wasn’t going to suck. While the reviews are not stellar, they aren’t bad either, with sites like Rotten Tomatoes giving it a rating of 69% Fresh.
Downey has Jude Law in the role of his sidekick, Watson, and Rachel McAdams seems to provide a little more action than Holmes anticipated. In the meantime, the super sleuth has got to figure out a deadly plot that could destroy the country before it’s too late.