"Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson: Mortal Combat" Movie Review Essay & Film Analysis

"Mortal Combat" in the Soviet sherlokiane same pearl as "The Final Problem" - among Doyle's stories. The film, the story is strikingly stand out -. Their beauty, gloom and stunning wrap emotions
I love "The Final Problem", this is definitely one of the top places in my list of favorite stories. I still remember how I read it the first time - most of the time from the moment when Conan Doyle set us up to date, I was cocked like a spring. It was stupid, it was naive to this from the very beginning, there was no hope, and yet I almost prayed that everyone in the end still ended well. Too, I had time to become attached to Holmes ... much more than a story about him, I must admit. And in the memories of all who read the Holmes and loved it, this story certainly has a special place -. I do not even doubt
And, of course, to miss such a material Maslennikov and Co. could not in principle - a story that is both if specially for them and created! The material, a rare Doyle, is food for the heart rather than the mind, the material on which so much can be done, so to reveal the heroes! And among them, and hero for the day, the best and most tasty that only as a result of this film is -. Professor Moriarty
Victor Evgrafov. There are no words. That's really what I did not expect and did not ever hope to see. This stooped posture, these predatory gestures, those long arms, clearly reminiscent of a spider, the insinuating, almost gentle voice (Oleg Dal also thank you - great!), And most importantly - animal, unblinking, piercing look that one cold chills up the most the middle of the heart ... James Moriarty, my favorite villain now the embodiment of evil, just as it is - spiders spinning their webs, is as ingenious as it is cruel, embittered at all ... i remember when I am watching the film for the first time, an episode in the office Milverton casa I I just endless, very much like, but just do not have the strength to look to the long side of the screen, this inhuman look like a sucking force, drop by drop. This ominous atmosphere around him, an eerie numbness, cold horror hand, gently taking for the throat from the first milliseconds after the appearance ... never, never in my life I have not seen among the villains, even the best, nothing like.
Episode where Holmes and Moriarty are talking in the office of Milverton, for me, is worthy of all the awards in the world. Just this episode, for me, is the one where they both show itself in all its glory. Two sides of the same coin, light and darkness ... The tension between them, literally spreads across the picture, becoming stronger as we approach the very fight. So much so that at the sight of the brooding as ever Holmes and his words: «! Wonderful chosen place ... good taste ... Reichenbach Falls," "I think, Watson, that I'm not entirely useless lived his life .. . » something wrong and hurt-hurt compressed inside.
he felt Sherlock Holmes, for the first time in my life come together in the fight against a truly worthy of his enemy, and strange that Holmes, with his remarkable mind can not (even the thought and feared before him) did not give the proper genius of the enemy, even the genius of the underworld? And Moriarty, I think, the same applies to him. Too much in common between these two - much more than it might seem at first glance. Intellectually Moriarty no worse, and in the passion for theatrical gestures and notions of the gentleman at all of Holmes is virtually identical. The latter, by the way, just the same touching - up to the fight. «I am at your service, Professor!», thrown knife, the kind permission to write a farewell note ... and the fight itself, in the end - even in such risky adventures these two gentlemen are to the bone
in the meantime, the fight did not take place, Holmes struggles to rid Watson of harm's way - what could be honest, not only because that is the «dangerous companion», but also because too a lot of personal for him in this fight. However, he realizes that signified it is completely useless - eloquent glances and no less eloquent loud silence, which gives him when Watson offers to drop it, to save his own skin, is already very much say about
Poor, poor good Watson.. What a still heavier one got to it ... But the shocks associated with the adventures of Holmes, still far from the end.
Delving into the psychology of the characters, you can easily forget about the other aspects of the film. A cause for cavil here again, no. Vladimir Dashkevich has outdone itself. And a familiar theme, abruptly passed in minor, and those anxious, grim motifs scattered throughout the film, and Switzerland theme - music touches and chills is very strong, especially, perhaps, want more highlight the one that sounds when Holmes and Watson first look the waterfall - this is almost a masterpiece. Director, screenplay - the highest estimate unambiguously. It is worth mentioning it in this review - (we have already seen, "Empty House" we have yet to "The Adventure of Charles Augustus Milverton") is remarkable, very skillfully woven into a coherent whole three stories Doyle - down to the details, including the added creators, like Watson meeting with Lestrade (the consequences of which will, contrary to expectations, a far more serious than you can imagine ...)
Excellent built duel scene. In the book, where we see happening is almost always through the eyes of Watson, the fight in the end and remained behind the scenes - what then were quick to recall Doyle angry fans, grieving for the beloved hero, as the direct witnesses of the events they were not completely sure it could not be. Here the creators did everything to the audience left no doubt about what happened.
We read books and remember well what it was all over. The audience knows, and the creators are well aware that the audience knows. But somehow these films still do not leave us indifferent - we seriously fear for Holmes, we seriously regret Watson, we seriously feel the strongest confusion when the movie ends ...
- How does - Elementary, Watson. If I was not hell, Sherlock Holmes.

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