Oh my god, I totally regret purchasing Sherlock Holmes. I thought because Robert Downey Junior was in it that it would be good but it was sort of boring. The movie sucked hard. I guess it's the movies that [italic]makes[/italic] the actor and not the other way around.
I still love Iron Man, though.
I never get why a lot of people expect a movie to be good just because of an actor. An actor just brings the script to life, it is poorly written that is going to be obvious regardless of how hard an actor works.
Agreed. Absolutely dreadful.
It's RDJ at his smarmiest and most smug. (Smuggest and most smarmy?). Plus Guy Ritchie definitely has sexuality issues.
But I like Jude Law in it.
I think it's more accurate to say the director makes the movie. With competent direction, most things turn out OK.
It's always a crapshoot or maybe alchemy.
A good actor can elevate mediocre writing and direction.
A good writer can elevate mediocre direction and acting.
A good director can elevate mediocre acting and writing.
Of the three, good writing is the most useful and reliably helpful. If one of the three elements is really, really bad then nothing can save that movie.