I just watched it last night. It recently occurred to me that despite loving the stories, I've only seen one adaptation ( unless you count the Great Mouse Detective, but that was an adaptation of an adaptation). My in-laws had a copy, so last night before bed, I popped it in to have a look.
It definitely lacked something; a bit too much Die Hard and not enough something else that I can't quite put my finger on. I think the best way to sum up my impression was Snatch with hansom cabs and the odd gay joke. For any other film, this would have been a good thing. But Holmes requires a slightly different treatment.
It was entertaining, but not particularly engaging. I think the only reason I'll be bothering with the next film, if even at all, will be to see what Stephen Fry does with Mycroft. Other than that, I may just pass on it all together.
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