Holmes delivers - almost
We ended up choosing the new Sherlock Holmes movie and it was very good. Both Robert Downey Jr (a fave of mine) and Jude Law were well cast in the roles of Holmes and Dr. Watson and were believable as the reknowned detectives.I loved the CGI effects of London as it used to be, the scenery was stunning and it appeared pretty accurate too. The plot was strong and the story kept moving right along. Holmes character was depicted as the true eccentric he's supposed to be.Sherlock Holmes has undoubtedly been given the 'Hollywood' requisite 'action movie' package, and therein lies the crux of the matter. Traditionally Holmes was a sleuth of the first calibre, much discussion and deduction resulted in the solving of the crime. There is a definite nod to this in the movie, but it's not quite enough and the action is allowed to takeover.But the major criticism we had was for the sound. Maybe we are getting old, but it appears the sound guys in Hollywood think we're all half deaf and they need to ratchet up the volume to quite ridiculous levels! The dialogue parts were loud but okay, the action parts were totally deafening, it seems they ramp up the volume for these scenes like they do TV commercials! Are we alone, or do the rest of you notice this too?Sherlock Holmes is good entertainment, well cast and action packed, we recommend it.