Questions tagged [sherlock-holmes-2009]

2009 British–American action mystery film based on the character of the same name created by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. It stars Robert Downey, Jr. and Jude Law.

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Why did the girl try to kill herself in the 2009 Sherlock Holmes film?

In the beginning of Sherlock Holmes (2009), Lord Blackwood attempts to kill a young woman during some sort of dark ritual and is thwarted just in time by Holmes and Watson. Blackwood himself was not ...
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Did Guy Ritchie pay homage to Charlie Chaplin in the first Sherlock Holmes movie?

Upon re-watching Charlie Chaplin's classic film, Modern Times (1936), I was struck by the similarities between the conclusions of the shipyard scenes in both Chaplin's film and the first Sherlock ...
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What is the relationship between the theme songs in Sherlock Holmes (2009 movie) and Sherlock (BBC series)?

I've just started binge-watching the BBC series Sherlock. The first episode aired 7 months after the release of the movie Sherlock Holmes, starring Robert Downey, Jr. The theme songs for the movie and ...
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Who is actually elder between Sherlock and Watson?

I recently started watching Sherlock (TV series) and one thing intrigued me. In the TV show, as evident from the actors playing the roles, Sherlock Holmes appears younger than Dr. Watson. (Benedict ...
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Professor Moriarty's motivations in the Sherlock Holmes movies

In Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows, why does Moriarty want a sniper to additionally shoot the man in the hotel? Was the bomb not enough? In the first movie, the purpose of Professor Moriarty was ...
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Where did Sherlock Holmes music originate?

I just recently re-watched BBC's Sherlock Holmes, and was thinking back to all of the other Sherlock-type movies I had seen. Then I noticed, all of this music sounds similar (sources below), but ...
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What is the meaning of the line “This mustn't register on an emotional level”?

In the 2009 movie Sherlock Holmes during the bare fist fight scene early on in the movie, Sherlock tries to leave the fight after but is then humiliated by his opponent who spits at him. He then ...
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Why didn't the electric charge affect Holmes when he attacks Dredger?

I saw the movie Sherlock Holmes. In that movie, there is a scene where Holmes and Doctor fights with Dredger in Ginger Midget's place. To attack Dredger, Holmes used a weapon which contained ...
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Why would the villain involve Sherlock Holmes?

In the first installment of the Sherlock Holmes franchisee, i.e. in Sherlock Holmes movie, Lord Blackwood asks for an audience with Sherlock Holmes, as his 'last' request for no other purpose than to ...
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Why did Sherlock make “VR” on wall with gunshots?

In Sherlock Holmes (2009), while testing his suppressor Holmes makes VR on wall which stand for Victoria Regina, the Royal Cypher (monogram) of then-reigning Queen Victoria. Around 1892, because Tower ...
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Why didn't Lord Coward spot the origin of the sound while Sherlock was hiding in the smoke?

When Sherlock blocks the chimney in Lord Coward's office in order to hide in the smoke, he decides to continue talking to Lord Coward who could have simply spotted the origin of the sound and shoot ...
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How did Sherlock Holmes know what the gypsy lady will say to Watson?

This is about the alley scene in Sherlock Holmes (the one with Robert Downey Jr), after Holmes and Watson noticed that MH is an abbreviation for Madisson and Height, just before Holmes decided to ...
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Why did they pick an American actor to play Sherlock Holmes?

Sherlock Holmes is a purely British character. But they cast Robert Downey Jr. in Guy Ritchie's Sherlock Holmes films. Have the filmmakers ever commented on the reason for this casting choice? Was ...
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Is there any history between Irene Adler and Sherlock holmes in Sherlock Holmes (2009) movie

Can anyone say what is the relationship or history between Sherlock Holmes and Irene Adler in the 2009 movie Sherlock Holmes. In the movie when they are shown together first time, it seems there is a ...
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Why did Lord Coward not protect his machine

I have trouble with this huge plothole in Sherlock Holmes. In the movie Holmes enlightens Lord Coward that he knows about the machine in the sewer to kill the lion (parlament). After that Lord ...
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Was it merely coincidence that Lord Blackwood ended up in the wrong place and the wrong time for the chain of events to kill him?

In Sherlock Holmes (2009), Lord Blackwood dies through a set of circumstances that cause him to be hanged via chain. My question is this - was it merely coincidence that he ended up in the wrong ...