How did I manage to go long without seeing this movie? I am a long-time admirer of Robert Downey Jr, and the chemistry between his Holmes and Jude Law's Watson was excellent. I can understand why people complained about Holmes's action hero-ification, but since I haven't read the books and have only seen a couple other movies, it didn't strike me as feeling off. T described it as a "reboot", and I would agree with that analysis. I enjoyed it quite a bit, and now I'm really looking forward to the sequel next month.
Also, the bromance was every bit as epic as promised, and if I'm saying that, you know it had to be epic, since I am notoriously slash resistent. For example, we also watched X-Men: First Class this week, and although I see why people ship it, I myself was not compelled. Overall, I have to say I was not as impressed by X-Men as I wanted to be, although the take on young Charles Xavier was interesting, as was the young Mystique. Actually, I found their relationship every bit as interesting and thought provoking as Charles's friendship/rivaly with Erik; I don't know enough about the comics to know whether it fits with existing canon, but I liked it a lot. But in the end, I was sort of "meh" on the whole thing. I liked the first two movies in this franchise better.
Tomorrow is a writing day at a friend's house, which is something I've never done before. Very curious to see how it will work in terms of promoting productivity!
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