Let me preface this to say...I love Sherlock Holmes. Years ago, I made it through The Complete Sherlock Holmes. This should explain why, with the plethora of newly released films, we decided to go see this movie. (Don't you just love the word plethora?) Next to King Arthur, Sherlock is my favorite fictional character. Although, I don't really believe Arthur is fictional, but that's a whole other story.
The basic story line for this film is a mish-mash about an ancient cult and supernatural murder. It does drag on a bit but the film really get the gritty look and feel of Victorian London just right. All the details are brilliant. I felt truly transported to the late 1800's.
This was still an enjoyable film with a fresh new spin on the traditional adventures of Sherlock Holmes. Robert Downey Jr. does a great job creating a new Holmes who is as physically fit as he is mentally fit. In addition, Jude Law brings Dr. Watson to life. Watson is no longer the bumbling sidekick of the past, but a true equal to Holmes. It is their relationship that is the real attraction in this movie. To paraphrase the reviewer in People Magazine, "this is the original bromance".
There is also a likely sequel in the future as Dr. Moriarity was introduced near the end of the film...so now the game is truly afoot. (Ha...this only proves that I am a Holmes geek.)