Monday, January 02, 2012

Sherlock Holmes - Game of Shadows

Firstly, a very HAPPY NEW YEAR to one and all.  :D

I'm writing this in the wee hours of the morning so I'm not expecting to be checking my post (yes, the grammatical errors, if any, will be here to stay).

Updates first: (or rather the top 3 Yays for me)
1. As you probably know, I've since relocated back to Singapore so there is absolutely no pressure for me to head to the airport this year to get back to Taiwan after the new year celebrations. Yay!!!
2. January 1st is a SUNDAY  and tomorrow is a public holiday for us in Singapore. Double Yay!!
3. I've met most of my 2011 resolutions (so we are good on that account). Now on to 2012. Triple Yay!

So what did you do for the first day of the year? 

As for me, I spent most of the day sleeping in. When I finally decided to get my act together, I headed out to Downtown East for an extremely late lunch (or rather early dinner). We had Mr Chicken Rice (supposedly opened by one of the chefs from the famous Chatterbox outlet) and that was pretty good and rather reasonably priced. So, check it out if you are within the vicinity. :)

The main topic of this blog is, however, about the movie we watched "Sherlock Holmes - Games of Shadows." I might first add that I was rather looking forward to catching this movie. I thought that the first Sherlock Holmes movie was quite interesting and I really didn't mind catching Jude Law in his rather sexy English accent. Alas, it was not meant to be.

To put it mildly, I found the show extremely draggy. Perhaps, I was simply not in the mood today (after sleeping so much) but I swear that every fight scene was put into slow motion and repeated twice. (once in Sherlock Holmes' head and then the actual fight scene with minor modifications.) I can't remember the last time that I actually fell asleep during a movie but I must have nodded off at least 3 times (or more) during the show. That's simply quite horrid by my standards. I actually turned to KL and asked: " Do you think the show will be ending any time soon?" and was perfectly happy when they started showing the credits.


Perhaps not everyone feels the same way about this movie so if you think I'm missing the whole point of the show, please do let me know. :)

Meanwhile, here is the official trailer for you to decide if you haven't actually caught it.

And yes, Mr Guy Ritchie....I know Sherlock Holmes is brilliant and rather eccentric but don't you think that the movie might have been OVER EMPHASIZING it a little too much?!?


GL said...

Am glad your blog has been revived! Welcome back to sunny Singapore!!

buddy2blogger said...

Nice review of the movie. Downey Jr makes a very interesting Sherlock Holmes.

I liked the first movie. I need to check this one out.