I saw it yesterday! It was brilliant! *jumps up and down* O.o
Robert Downey Jr was good at sounding like how I imagined Holmes to sound - the accent was perfect. And when he was taking down the guard, his look of concentration and analysis.
I thought Watson was the best thing.
But that might just be 'cos he's always been my favourite character. It was great how the script finally did him justice. Although, thinking back, he could still have come out as an idiot if Jude Law hadn't played him so well. Although the good thing was they hadn't made him too good at the analysis - he does do things like nearly getting his head chopped off with tripwires and setting off explosions, 'cos he gets too emotional.
I was literally on the edge of my seat when he got And then we didn't se him for twenty minutes! Very good scripting anyway.
Mark Strong was great as Blackwood, and Lestrade was just fantastic: all bluster and no clue, just like in the stories. 'In another world you'd have made an excellent criminal.' 'And you a policeman.'
The banter between Holmes and Watson was great, little touches like the violin bow, the hat at the beginning, and the arguments about 'the' dog. It was amusing, without descending into farce. And that moment when they're both sitting on the bed and Holmes has said, 'I'm glad you're still...with us,' and it was all awkward.
I was amzed at the number of quotes they put in - the watch analysis was practically word-for-word, except it was Watson repeating back, like he'd learned what Holmes had taught him.
...I've gone on for ages...But it was just my sort of movie, I guess.