The Stop N Go Review Parlor: Sherlock Holmes: A Game Of Shadows.
This movie is not perfect, nor is it the most finely done either. Instead, it’s your run of the mill popcorn Hollywood sequel. The plot is almost the same as the last one, seriously play these two movies back screen by screen you will have pretty much the same plot. Now with that said, this is a fun movie to watch. Once again, the highlights are Robert Downey JR and Jude Law bickering at each other like if they were a married couple (for one scene, it got close to the point that they were going to make whoopie).. moving on.
This time the villain is a lot better here than the first movie, Jared Harris plays Professor James Moriarty… we get enough screen time with him and Holmes trying to outwit each other.. which I found to be the highlight of the movie. He’s also has a dark, psychotic mind that Jared Harris pulls off pretty well, he makes me believe that this man is a sick fuck with an incredible mind. At one point, he even outwits Holmes and makes him pay the price, something that was lacking in the first movie. I also liked how the movie is filmed, it’s bat shit crazy with it’s over the top action.. it has a certain it factor that no other films can do.. and Guy Ritchie is that it factor. He knows how to direct films that are unique to the public. It’s a feast for the eyes!
All in all, a great follow-up to a great first movie, flaws and all.
SHERLOCK HOLMES: A GAME OF SHADOWS