Robert Downey Jr./ Jude Law Sherlock Holmes
The fact that this film is all the way to number one is more of a credit to Jude Law's performance as Watson than it is to Robert Downey Jr. Although Downey brought something brilliant, new, and edgy to everyone's favorite detective, he could not be the number 1 buddy cop duo all by himself. He also couldn't do it with a sidekick. He needed an equal.
Jude Law is not Robin to anyone's Batman. He came into the role and made Watson an important partner in this crime fighting partnership. The dynamic between the characters is more like that of a bickering married couple. It walks the line between a powerful bromance and a Brokeback Mountain love affair. But it does it so brilliantly that the audience doesn't even notice or care about the potential gay implications of the relationship.
Sherlock NEEDS Watson. Without him he risks death from his own obsessive compulsive disorders. Watson makes Sherlock "function-able" and therefore relevant. So because of Sherlock's brillance and Watson's cool headed civility, this pair is the Number 1 buddy cop combo of all time.
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