Alex Wan on Sherlock Holmes
Alex described Sherlock Holmes as being set in gritty London in the midst of its industrial revolution.
The film, directed by Guy Ritchie, depicts a Sherlock Holmes who "oozes stylish confidence and subtle humour".
She said: "In 1892, Holmes has a tenacious grip on his partnership with Dr Watson, who in turn has a more romantic relationship with a strong-willed Mary Morstan, which blooms throughout the film.
"This is all put aside when the duo are put on the case of Lord Blackwood, chillingly played by Mark Strong, a man who has committed a series of gruesome murders and proceeds to threaten to take over the world.
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"In a memorable fight scene, Watson uses pure brawn whereas Holmes brandishes an electric rod which he wields as a makeshift Taser.
"The duo then manage to obliterate an entire boatyard. Panning and tilt shots exemplify the chase across London.
"Holmes then manages to infiltrate Parliament and escape out of a second storey window and into the River Thames.
"It is stunts like these which make me question Sherlock's sanity, but keeps me watching in eagle-eyed fascination and anticipating his next move.
"This adaptation's sensational plot and bold, brazen characters pay great homage to Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.
"The film is a flawless riot which sucks you in, spits you out, and leaves you gasping for more."