So I saw this today, on Christmas. I wanted to see the Princess and the Frog, but was overruled by relations. I may have been for the better, because I found it, while not a deep movie, a rather enjoyable romp with lots of pugilism in the face. Do you think Guy Richie likes bare knuckle boxing scenes? I think he likes bare knuckled boxing scenes. He also likes snark and mysteries and criminals. Like I said, don't go to the movie expecting Shakespeare, but if you want a pulp fest of a Victorian action movie, with EXCELLENT casting, I would say you ought to partake. I think that Robert Downey Jr. does a good take on Holmes, in that he plays him just fucked up enough, a rather neurotic misanthrope who is a bit closer (I think) to the spirit of the original Holmes.
Also, nobody would get this but the forum, but dude, I kept thinking of Rym and Scott, or at least the way their characters are portrayed on the Geeknights forum. Holmes is messy, cranky, and impolite in public, but as a team with the gentlemanly Watson he works very well. However, when Watson plans to move in with his fiance/girlfriend character, Holmes is super booed out and gets all jealous. Despite chicks rearranging their living plans, you know that they will keep on together, doing what they do best. Moreover, the whole thing is incredibly slashable. No, seriously.
Which reminds me, did any of you ever read Micheal Chabon's (Kavalier and Clay author) collection of essays, Maps and Legends? He has this essay about Sherlock Holmes and fan-fiction. I really recommend you read it. (It my change your impression of what constitutes fan-fiction, if all you have ever thought of the word referred to YAOIYAOIYAOI. The essay is more about inspiration and writing about your interests.)