Obviously we knew a sequel to this was coming and yet, I couldn’t be less excited for it. The first one was exactly what you’d expect out of a big studio and a director that needed a hit. The movie took Sherlock Holmes, sucked everything interesting about the character away, and turned him into a Michael Bay character.
The only thing that saved the picture was the genius casting of Robert Downey Jr. and Jude Law, who somehow turned the Holmes and Watson relationship into a subversive homoerotic thing.
Anyway, this time around, the movie looks even more joyless. But hey, RDJ has Tony Stark facial hair in the beginning, which means he’s well into shooting The Avengers!