Admittedly I did accidentally buy this, and I really don't like the way that this film has got to have been specifically designed to look like the other Sherlock Holmes movie that came out at a similar time. (Most of that 5th star that this movie did not achieve from this review is because of the annoyance it caused me by pretending to be another movie) The only reason I didn't take it back to the shop was that my brother ripped the electric tag off. Looking back I don't know how I managed to mistake it when this DVD has a giant octopus and dinosaurs on the front, but somehow it did look really similar in the shop.
This movie is ridiculous. If you don't like 'The princess bride' you are probably not going to like this film, and even then you may need to watch it late at night (because everything seems funnier when you're tired).
The first few scenes did have me cringing a bit (every time I watch it) at the short and squeaky Sherlock Holmes and the weird plot, but after a while I got the hang of it. Its Sherlock and Watson vs Clock Punk Dragons, Cybermen, Dinosaurs and creepy robot ladies. The plot makes no sense, the villians plot is kind of stupid and makes no sense, the villain doesn't really make much sense. (I know I'm being a bit nit-picky, but after reading the books that just felt really stupid/would never happen.) Even how they resolve everything at the end makes NO SENSE! Even after its finished, the last scene is pointless, weird, and me and my brother even found it a little depressing. [I actually skiped it the next time I watched it.] I don't know if it was meant to be, its hard to tell when all the acting is so bad.
Anyway, this film had us in stitches throughout most of it, but don't buy it if you want a movie about Sherlock Holmes solving mysteries, or if you want the other (In my opinion) really good Sherlock Holmes movie.