Sherlock Holmes (Downey jr.) accompanied by Doctor Watson (Law), put on track by Irene Adler (McAdams), a former girlfriend of Holmes, who has her own stake in this, investigate a series of murders with apparently occult overtones. The villain, Lord Blackwood, is apprehended and sentenced to death. With the help of some newly developed drugs, he manages to fake his death, and he escapes. Holmes and Watson find out how he did that, where he is now, and what he is up to. When they find out he plans to take over the British Empire and they set out to prevent that from happening.
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Best part of story, including ending:
Wonderful recreation of 19th century England, something the English are really good at. Intricate story in the spirit of the Sherlock Holmes stories written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, imaginatively and humorously told by Guy Ritchie.
Best scene in story:
The scenes between Holmes and Adler, the mutual feelings that are obviously still there, are entertaining. The sense of humor used throughout, is quite refreshing too.
Opinion about the main character:
His quirkiness and the lines of reasoning he uses to infer what must have transpired are quite funny.