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Director: Rachel Goldenberg

Genre: Action/Adventure

Year: 2010

Rating: NR

When a mob of massive monsters invades London, only master sleuth Sherlock Holmes (Ben Syder) and his associate Dr. Watson (Gareth David-Lloyd) can save the city. Watson begins to believe that the creatures exist, but Holmes thinks villain Spring-Heeled Jack (Dominic Keating) is behind the attacks. Now, they must track down the master criminal before his plan for world domination comes to fruition

I got to admit I was really looking forward to this one but the trailer left me a little worried on the effects and on the acting fronts. First let me just say again, no one dare call this a rip-off when there has been many Sherlock Holmes movies made way before the theatrical title even came out so this is just another take on the master sleuth. I managed to go see see the big budget film in theaters mainly because I am a fan of Downey Jr. and now after sitting down to this film I got to say for entertainment purposes this film was much better. Sure it doesn't have the star power or amazing effects the other has but it has other things that make it much more fun. Like for example the villain has a iron suit he uses to walk in, there is a giant octopus and a very cool giant mechanical dragon, how awesome is that I ask you? So getting back to what I said earlier, I was a bit worried yes but after seeing the the film I got to say the acting was very good for the most part and the effects were good as well considering the budget and were only used to enhance the story for the most part which was not only a smart idea but it never over took the story itself. Filmed on location in Wales which really gave the film the look it needed, the scenery and settings were breath-taking. You have to take and judge every film for what it is and as far as this one goes I got to say I had a great time watching it and hope The Asylum decides to do a sequel at some point. Easily one of their better films filled with action,adventure, fantasy and humor. If you enjoy Sherlock Holmes I suggest giving this one a shot. The Asylum seems to just get better and better with their effects and the story here is a perfect match as well. The DVD comes with a "Making of Featurette" which gives you a good look at behind the scenes the obstacles they had to face while attempting to get this shot in two weeks time.

Released by The Asylum Home Entertainment

**** Out Of *****