Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows (2011)

 game of shadows“You see, hidden within the unconscious, there is an insatiable desire for conflict. So, you’re not fighting me, so much as you are the human condition. All I want to do is own the bullets and the bandages.” – prof. Moriarty

Number of Times Seen – 1 (19 May 2016)

Brief Synopsis – Holmes and Watson try to find and stop the elusive Prof. Moriarty who is also very adept as everything they can do.

My Take on it – After SG “forced me to watch the original movie in this series, I figured that it was only natural that I watch the sequel while I was in the swing of things.

Unfortunately, I didn’t enjoy this sequel as much as the first movie.

There are too many lulls in the storyline that make certain scenes feel quite unnecessary and/or boring.

I liked the fact that they chose an adversary who was able to enter into a real mind bending match of chess vs. Holmes and Watson.

The casting of Stephen Fry as Holmes’ brother was a great one because he played the character so well.

The chemistry between Downey Jr. and Law is once again quite good, but they still don’t come anywhere close to matching what Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman have in the recent Sherlock adaptations on TV.

Bottom Line – Not as good as the original. Has too many lulls in the story. Downey Jr. and Law have nice chemistry together, but still can’t reach the level of Cumberbatch and Freeman. Fry is a breath of fresh air here and does a wonderful job as Holmes’ brother.

MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – In 2003 Stephen Fry appeared on the UK quiz show Celebrity Mastermind. His special subject was Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes, including a question on Mycroft Holmes. He chose this topic because he loved Sherlock Holmes stories as a child and at the age of 10 was the youngest member of London’s Sherlock Holmes Appreciation Society. (From IMDB)

Rating – BAFTA Worthy


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