Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows

The stories of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle are timeless classics.  Everyone knows that most of the time when a movie is adapted based on a novel, or at least with characters based on a novel, most of the time it’s not going to be as good.  This is especially true when the original author has been dead for  over eighty years.  So once again Guy Ritchie takes the reigns to make the sequel to his very successful original from three short years ago.  This time around, Holmes  goes up against Professor Moriarty whose mind is just as brilliant as it is evil.  Now that you have a grasp on the story, let’s talk details because as you know, when it comes to Sherlock Holmes, it’s all about the details…
The movie begins with Holmes in one of his ridiculous disguises trying to obtain information about Professor James Moriarty.  When Holmes is confronted by several thugs, there is an immediate familiar digital effect of the bullet-time assessment of the fight scene before it happens like in the first film.  However, in Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows none of the fight scenes go the way Holmes anticipates.

With many returning favorites from the first film and the addition of Noomi Rapace (The Girl with The Dragon Tattoo) playing a gypsy with lots of juicy secrets, and Stephen Fry as Sherlock Holme’s brother, Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows is an extremely entertaining movie with an emotional story, some hilarious dialogue, and one of the best action sequences I’ve seen in 2011.  You should see this movie.  It’s elementary…


2 thoughts on “Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows

  1. Although all of the freshness that was part of the first one is somewhat over-used, the flick is still a lot of fun with Downey Jr., Harris, and Law breathing life into each of their own characters. However, I was kind of disappointed by Noomi Rapace’s role as she just simply stands there and really doesn’t do anything. Regardless though, good review.

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