Disappointing, poorly written, nonsensical and messy. I would even go as far as saying The Abominable Bride is unimaginative and succeeded in dulling my interest in the series. It would seem the writers tried to be 'too smart' by over complicating the plot. This is not what a clever story looks like. The twists and turns this story takes sadly does not pay off and leaves viewers feeling bewildered. I found the forced feminist themes towards the end of the episode overbearing, ridiculous and unnecessary. Hardcore fans of the series will likely excuse the episode's plot holes and flaws by arguing 'it's wasn't real, he was in his mind palace', which only reaffirms what I already know: this episode was an enormous waste of time. Strong performances from Benedict Cumberbatch and Andrew Scott, that I can say. Believe it or not, I am a fan of the series and I hope Sherlock returns to form in his next adventure.
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The Abominable Bride is an episode of Sherlock starring Benedict Cumberbatch, Martin Freeman, and Una Stubbs. Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson find themselves in 1890s London in this Christmas special.
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Imagining himself back in the 1890s, Sherlock is visited by Inspector Lestrade after newlywed Emelia Ricoletti, having apparently killed herself in public, murders her husband Thomas in front of witnesses before vanishing. Some months later Holmes is approached by Lady Carmichael, who tells him that her husband Sir Eustace has been threatened by Emelia, who then seemingly does away with him. With an intrusive Moriarty crossing him, Holmes attempts to solve the enigma, with unexpected help from Watson's wife Mary and evidence of a conspiracy involving half the population of the country.
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This is not what a clever story looks like.Reviewed byKurtCocaine93Vote: 1/10
What can I say about the "Sherlock" Christmas special, "The Abominable Bride?" Extremely little, for fear of spoilers.
I will say that I loved it — I'd rate it a perfect 10, as I would just about any episode of this amazing TV show. Also, as good as the trailer was ? I can say that it offers much more in its story than you'd expect.
I'd also say that it strongly, strongly parallels a movie that I happen to love — right down to its surprise plot device, key character interactions, and a symbolic act by the main protagonist in the climactic scene. The similarities are just too much for this to be a coincidence — it's just got to be a well done (and a damn fun) homage. It's unexpected, too, as the film I'm thinking off probably appeals to a different fan base. "The Abominable Bride" also cheerfully skewers another excellent recent film and the twist employed there.
There's some terrific acting, especially between Sherlock (Benedict Cumberbatch) and our main villain. And the dialogue is as sly and superbly delivered as always. I don't think I've ever watched a new episode of "Sherlock" and not laughed out loud at least once. The stronger, more assertive John Watson (Martin Freeman) that we see is damn terrific. (There's a compelling and sensible reason why this iteration of Watson seems a little different than our usual mild anti-hero, but I just can't say why.)
My quibbles were wholly forgivable. I thought that the Victorian versions of Molly Hooper (Louise Brealey) and Mycroft Holmes (Mark Gatiss) were just so cartoonish that they seemed right out of a "Saturday Night Live" sketch. It "took me out of the movie," and hampered my willing suspension of disbelief. It felt more like farce and silly sight-gags, instead of the dry, dialogue- and character-driven humor that the show is known for.
I also though that the climactic scene occurring among three primary characters, felt a little ? off. Was it just not staged right? Was the pacing off? Maybe I got the sense that I was looking at a soundstage? I'm not sure.
Finally, I am an inveterate horror movie fan, and I might have liked to have seen the director and screenwriters play up the horror story elements just a little bit more here. The mystery for this episode was a jewel of an opportunity — a garish, fearsome "ghost bride" that assassinates men. It could have been just a little scarier, given that story. I know that "Sherlock" is not a horror show, but its creators did just fine in making their adaptation of "The Hound of the Baskervilles" both a bit frightening and a proper mystery.
But, again, those are just forgivable quibbles. This show remains the best thing on television!
This was purported to be a flashback to the 1890s and a more "true" depiction of Conan Doyle's Holmes. It was a dark and hopeless episode centered on Holmes overdosing on cocaine and hallucinating the entire story. Holmes was at his worst: arrogant, aloof, and depressed. Death, infidelity, murder, and quasi-homosexual obsessions and innuendo between Holmes and Moriarty made for a totally unedifying movie. It starts out dark and ends even more darkly. Never a ray of virtue, hope, or wholesome values.
The writers and producers of this episode seem proud of their work. But unless you are a Goth drug addict who wants to wallow in darkness for 90 minutes, this is not for you, and definitely not for family viewing.
Sherlock Holmes with Basil Rathbone and Nigel Bruce, did a good job of interpreting Doyle without dragging the viewer into total darkness. The screen writers, directors, and actors of their many movies provided some sunshine at least at the end of the story.
When "artists" have to resort to continual and amplified displays of gore, lust, sexual innuendo, and drug addiction, it is a sign of a lack of creativity. Modern "Hollywood" has spent years nurturing in its audience a taste for unsavory, crude, and bawdy junk-food entertainment and fills its menu with nothing else it seems.
As you can tell, I am disappointed with the new "normal" in movies.