SHERLOCK HOLMES: A GAME OF SHADOWS

Once again, Guy Ritchie brings his own unique style to the story of the “World's Greatest Detective”. If it was only about style then this would be the best movie of the year. Alas, it's not. The immensely talented cast carries this movie beyond the pedestrian to the enjoyable. Ritchie's unique eye is always fun to watch. The story isn't complex, in fact it may be a bit too straight forward. It's too easy to follow. That doesn't mean it's predictable. It's twisty enough, but it's a very simplistic good vs. evil tale. The only unique elements are the way Holmes can foresee the outcome of an impending fight. We saw it in the first movie. As a device, it's less impressive the second time. Robert Downey, Jr. and Jude Law once again have great chemistry as Holmes and Watson. Jared Harris is fine as the evil Prof. Moriarty, but he doesn't bring much below the surface. I think I liked this second attempt at “Holmes” better than the first, but it still seems like a lot of wasted potential. — Alan Yudman

One thought 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. Check mine out when you can.

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