Sherlock Holmes…Nothing Escapes Him

Welcome to the Modern Typewriter, a daily blog (mostly monthly lately sorry about that folks!) to discuss topics that can’t be answered easily, or are just some fun topics! Today is January 31st, 2010, I’m Royce, and I’m here to talk about the fantastic new movie, Sherlock Holmes, starring Robert Downey Jr. and Jude Law.

Iron Man Robert Downey Jr. is back but not as Iron Man, but as the clever character Sherlock Holmes, based on Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s series about a witty detective in nineteenth century England. When England is plagued by mysterious sacrificial killings, Sherlock Holmes must discover the truth – a man of the name Lord Blackwood is behind them. Lord Blackwood has England fearing him and his acclaimed ‘sorcery powers’. Sherlock Holmes and his partner Dr. Watson (Jude Law) find and stop Lord Blackwood (Mark Strong) right before he commits yet another sacrificial killing. He is sentenced to death and completely puzzles all of England once he supposedly rises from the grave. Holmes and Watson must find and stop Blackwood before he terrorizes England, all while Holmes faces a battle of his own – a beautiful yet sly girl known as Irene Adler (Rachel McAdams), who was the only person to fool Holmes twice.

“Sherlock Holmes was absolutely incredible. This mystery about Lord Blackwood is amazing. It shows you every little detail, but doesn’t show you at the same time. Once you see it, you’ll understand.” Cody, a writer at the Modern Typewriter says.

“This movie reminded me what good movies are. I was fooled until now.” Rochester, another writer says.

Along with amazing viewers everywhere, it has also won many nominations and awards including:

  • Art Directors Guild – Nominated for Excellence in Production Design Award
  • Broadcast Critics Association – Nominated for Critic’s Choice Award
  • Costume Designer’s Guild – Nominated for CDG Award
  • Golden Globes – Won a a Golden Globe for Best Performance By An Actor in A Motion Picture
  • Motion Picture Editors – Nominated for Golden Reel Award

Below is the Sherlock Holmes trailer, taken from YouTube.

“Once I saw the trailer, I knew I had to see the movie. And once I saw the movie, I hoped there’d be a sequel.” Says an anonymous reader of the Modern Typewriter.

“This is the type of movie that grabs you straight away and keeps you on the edge of your seat, wanting more and more.” Says another anonymous reader.

If you have seen Sherlock Holmes, what did you think? Was it good? Bad? Feel free to comment to post your opinions!

I hoped you enjoyed learning a little about the new movie, Sherlock Holmes, in theaters now. Remember, I’m Royce, and this is the Modern Typewriter, OUT

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