Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows Reviews
WHAT I DIDN'T LIKE: Some of the character ground-work is lost, and whilst the plot is more developed, it is now dizzyingly complicated.
VERDICT: A sequel that refines itself and generally ups the anti; 'A Game of Shadows' is a successful sequel from Guy Ritchie. Surely he needs to head for Pirates of the Caribbean now.
Likely to any time soon, this film is entertaining , really well done - I like how the dialogue always seems to indicate Holmes as a deluded investigator in a setting where all these nuances go in noticed - also his experimentation and friendly yet competitive Banta wit Watson. All put on a change the tide of war believable save the world kind of story. Also using great hi speed sequences to tell a moment of glory! Holmes accent is acceptable plausible and I love the urban camouflagia - - do a slasher Holmes ...
It's a slight improvement over the original, but not enough to make a difference to its score. It has everything you liked about the first one, and almost everything you didn't like as well.
Originally Written December 29, 2011--
When Austria's crown prince is found dead, evidence seems to point to suicide. However, detective Sherlock Holmes (Robert Downey Jr.) deduces that the prince was murdered and that the crime is but a piece of a puzzle designed by an evil genius named Moriarty (Jared Harris). Holmes and his friend Dr. Watson (Jude Law), who are accompanied by a Gypsy (Noomi Rapace) whose life Holmes saved, chase Moriarty across Europe in the hope that they can thwart his plot before it can come to fruition.
I really liked the first film in this series starring Downey and Law, but this one was just extremely disappointing. It just didn't have the same spark that the first film did. It was certainly exciting and had a lot of cool action, but it just never went anywhere and seemed in the end to be a waste of time. Wait for Redbox on this one.