"For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life" – John 3:16
This is a Christmas special following the success of the TV series ‘Sherlock’ season I, II and III, a British crime drama based on Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes detective stories. Created by Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss, it stars Benedict Cumberbatch as Sherlock Holmes and Martin Freeman as Doctor John Watson. Even though the main TV series is set in the modern time, this one-off special is mainly set in the Victorian time. In this special, Holmes and Watson investigate a mysterious ghostly bride prowling the streets with an unslakable thirst for revenge.
Despite the high rating it receives in IMDb (a rating of 9/10 from 3128 votes), I find it even slightly below an average movie. My personal rating would 4/10.
What is still good?
1. Holmes is still very cool while Watson is still very cute. They are lovely together! No questions about this.
2. There are still funny conversations and interactions between characters. Holmes’ arrogance and sarcasm still make me laugh.
What is so bad?
1. The plot isn’t good enough. It didn’t keep my interest for long. The case has a good mysterious start but didn’t progress so well. I could almost guess some of it. The end was a bit surprising but it didn’t make much sense with the confusing time travelling.
2. I don’t really like Holmes’ Victorian hairstyle and Watson’s moustache. I don’t like to see Holmes’ brother being so fat either.
If you are crazy about Sherlock, it is probably worth watching it. But personally I don’t think I enjoyed it that much and I definitely won’t watch it again.