Yep, the whole family (or most of it, anyway) went to see Sherlock Holmes tonight, and the review from all quarters was positive. Our kids loved it without reservation, while Dave and I enjoyed it but thought the editing could have been a little more vigorous.
Having said that, the plot was entertaining, the movie beautiful to look at (a compelling and convincing 19th century London), the characters likable, the soundtrack superb, and a sequel has clearly been set in motion, one which we will be sure to view when the time comes.
As an actor, Robert Downey Jr. gets better and better (I continue to be impressed with his hard-won sobriety), and Jude Law shines pretty brightly himself as an uncharacteristically dashing version of Dr. Watson, the famous sidekick. Downey has even been nominated for the Golden Globes award as best actor, while the score boasts a critic's choice award nomination.
Both nominees are deserving. And the production design ain't bad either.
At any rate, Sherlock Holmes was definitely a fun ride, with enough action for my boys and enough wit for me. Hope you get a chance to catch it!