Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Elementary Watson

Never was a fan of Jude Law. When he was young, there was something dissolute and Dorian Grayish about him. He did nothing for me. But in the two Guy Ritchie Sherlock Holmes films, I quite like him. Interesting vibe between Sherlock and Watson in these films, a homosocial passion and friendship. A lot of the energy of the plots comes from Sherlock's jealousy about Watson's fiance. And they are fare more equal, this classic pairing of hero and sidekick. As with Leonardo di Caprio, Law is older and grown up and projects some gravitas. The 'stache, stubble and sideburns don't hurt, either. Plus, I do have a thing for the way men dressed in late Victorian and Edwardian times: the coat, vest and cap thing...Anyway, this Dr. Watson is pretty good.

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