Holmes (Robert Downey Jr.) and Dr. Watson (Jude Law) talk way too much and most of it’s not witty. Worse yet, the plot is confusing and convoluted. The action sequences are edited so fast and blurry that’s it’s impossible to tell what’s going on. Director Ritchie has thrown around plenty of his stylistic flourishes, but they just add flash and noise. There’s nothing about this film to recommend it.
GAY ANGLE: Nothing…other than the fact that the two leading characters are inseparable (even on Watson’s honeymoon) and several other characters have their “man.”
Jerry Williams reviewed movies for WTVR-TV for 14 years and for Style Weekly for 10 years. When he launched his own website in 1998 at TVJerry.com, he took his reviews to the Internet. Through those hundreds of reviews, Jerry kept his sexual orientation muted. So, he's excited to be adding "gay angles" to his postings for GayRVA.com.