Number of Times Seen – 1 (1 Nov 2015)
Brief Synopsis – An aged Sherlock Holmes tries to recall the truth about his final case in order to help find meaning and purpose in his life.
My Take on it – I have always been a fan of the powers of deduction of Sherlock Holmes.
He was always able to figure out the most interesting pieces of information from seemingly insignificant things.
It was a pleasure watching Ian McKellen portray Holmes in both of the time periods portrayed here.
They delved into the realm of consequences for deductive reasoning for both the better and the worse and it was quite interesting hearing both sides of the ‘coin’.
Bottom Line – McKellen does a wonderful job as Holmes in both the eras that he portrays the famed detective. Nice depiction of how Holmes’ mind worked for better and for worse. Liked how we got to once again see how deduction from Holmes works even for the most seemingly insignificant piece of information. Recommended!
MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – Ian McKellen didn’t research Sherlock Holmes stories in preparation for his role. Mckellen claimed that he learned his lesson the hard way making the Lord of the Rings films that it was nothing more than a distraction knowing the source material and constantly questioning what changes were made for the script. (From IMDB)
Rating – Globe Worthy
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