I expected this movie to be good, and it exceded my expectations. It was great! As with most movies, I didn't really know what it was about before I saw it, only that it was about Sherlock Holmes. Now, I'm not a big fan of Sherlock Holmes, in fact, I'm not a big fan of mysteries at all. That, however, did not matter at all. This movie is almost unhatable (I say "almost" because someone is bound to hate it).
I found the casting rather good, even though I've never read anything about Sherlock Holmes. Holland, who went to see the movie with me, said the characters were really different from the books (which she actually read, unlike me). If that is in fact true, then I'm glad they were different. The movie likely would have been boring any other way.
The fight scenes were really good! Very action-y! It was cool how Sherlock would play out the fight in his head, planning every move, then it would all go as he thought it would.
Anyway, this movie was awesome. I recommend you see it if you get the chance, whether you're a fan of Sherlock Holmes or not. Sherlock Holmes is rated PG-13, opens Christmas day.