ANCHORAGE, Alaska — This is not your father's Sherlock Holmes, a comic version of Wild Wild West. It's a fun movie for my last of the year, for that matter the decade. It's nowhere close to your traditional tweed-wearing, pipe smoking, Sherlock Holmes, but it is definitely not boring.
Our villain, Lord Blackford is ritualistically killing women. Working along with Scotland Yard, Holmes and Watson attempt to capture him and bring him to justice.
Rachael McAdams is caste as a semi-arch-rival and off and on again love interest of Holmes.
Although the chemistry between McAdams and Downey is good, it's really good with he and Jude Law. I agree with another review that said given their personalities, they should have switched characters.
The adventure really begins after the two super sleuths capture Blackford, go to his trial, and witness his execution, only to have this bit of strange news delivered to them.