• Paul Beardsley

    Minor point of interest – even though Irene Adler only appears in one of the stories in the canon, she does get mentioned in later ones.

    • Conor Malcolm Crockford

      And she’s always known as the woman (affectionately).

  • Conor Malcolm Crockford

    Its pretty fun I think if not super memorable – I’m pretty sure Lord Blackwood is a vague rip off of Aleister Crowley but someone can correct me (the Golden Dawn was still active in 1890 and I think he successfully took it over and ripped it apart).

  • Son of Griff

    I have to admit, I went into this movie with low expectations, and the fact that it managed to pull off a good amount of Sherlockian with with some big action scenes impressed me.

  • I love the score for this one. And come to think of it, I really like the film overall. it’s a valid if somewhat strange interpretation of a much-reinterpreted character that really isn’t that far removed from the stories. The sequel is even more spot on, though how it treats Irene makes it hard to recommend.

    And I much, much prefer this to the Cumberbatch version. (Will take Elementary over both, though.)

    • I mean, for all I agreed to name my daughter for a character from the stories, I just don’t care enough to watch the other versions. But I love this one, and I love the sequel, and I may do the sequel for another Lovefest to come. Stephen Fry as Mycroft? Yes, please!

  • DJ JD

    I quite liked this film. It wasn’t just steampunk-as-such, it approached the style as a deliberate exaggeration of the traits that defined the day: the filthy, polluting industry, endless construction, byzantine (often dangerously so) cities and not-quite-modern-yet police force. Even the satanically themed Hellfire Club gets a proper nod; spiritualism was by no means unpopular in the era, and Doyle himself wrote quite a bit on the subject.

    • I legitimately cringed when Holmes was in the Thames.