Sherlock Holmes has been done so many times that this one shouldn't have had any impact. But it always does.:) Robert Downey Jr. is quite convincing as a mad and wonderful detective, he's more lusty-looking than the other versions for sure. Still it starts at the beginning and does an entirely new adventure with a lot of modern pyrotechnics and an intellectual romance with the mysterious Adele thrown in. I'm sure Arthur Conan Doyle would have enjoyed this action-packed version.