A movie made in the year 2009 with a storyline typical to that of the original character bearing the name. The thriller was written by Lionel Wigram and Michael Robert Johnson a writer and an actor. It was directed by Guy Ritchie a British film director, producer and screenwriter and produced by Joel Silver an American producer, Lionel Wigram a British producer, Susan Downey an American producer and Dan Lin, all of them make a good and important group. The action-filled movie stars Robert Downey Jr., Jude Law, Rachel McAdams, Mark Strong and Eddie Marsan. It was released in the United States on December 25 th 2009 and in the UK on December 26th of the same year with a total running time of 129 minutes. The movie has a budget of $90 million and became such a huge success as it racked up $524 million at the Box Office.
Two undercover detectives, Sherlock Holmes and colleague John Watson stops Henry Blackwood from the bloody killing of a woman. The latter, has unjustifiable annihilated some other 5 young women. An inspector named Lestrade together with the police apprehends Blackwood while in some months afterward, Watson and Mary Morstan agrees to marry each other.
In the meantime, Blackwood was given a death sentence but he desires to meet Holmes warning him about 3 other impending deaths that cannot be stopped and which will bring forth huge transformation to the globe before the latter was then hung. Irene Adler subsequently paid visitations to Holmes and requests that he looks for Luke Reordan. She leaves but Holmes tracks her while she sees her boss.
However, sights of Blackwood and the revelation of his broken tomb gives people the premonition that he's risen from the dead. Reordan was discovered in Blackwood’s coffin and Holmes and Watson locates Reordan’s house and saw researches and experimental settings aimed at fusing science and magic. They got attacked and Holmes was taken to a fraternity temple filled with a couple of politicians whom requests that Holmes tracks down Blackwood. Later in the night, Sir Thomas was killed by Blackwood and Lord Coward brings the latter forward to take the reins of leadership. After Blackwood’s identity has been revealed, Standish shots at him but only got set on fire from his own gun and dies. Coward attempts to arrest him but he went into concealment.
Holmes studied the traditions of the fraternity and discovers the symbols as placed in every murder committed by Blackwood at different places. With this, he concludes that the members of the parliament are involved in the killings. Holmes then falsified his apprehension through help from Lestrade and he sees Coward whose clothing he used to affirm the proof of a ceremony taken place under the Westminster Palace before escaping. He, together with Watson and Adler, saw a device aimed at releasing cyanide gas into the parliament to eliminate adherents of Blackwood all of whom have secretly been provided with the cure.
Blackwood turns on the cyanide only to be disappointed as it was deactivated by Adler. The former ran off and fought Holmes at the top of the Tower Bridge before falling to his death with a chain tied on his neck hanging him.