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Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows

Yes there was a sequel to Robert Downy Jr.'s Sherlock Holmes movie. I think we should get over that. I honestly do.
Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows. So, if you remember my Sherlock Holmes review, which was my very first review by the way, you'd know that I was somewhat neutral about the movie overall. "I '_______' the movie." I was unsure how to feel about it. But now we have Sherlock Holmes 2, and it is a lot better than number 1. We have Robert Downy Jr. and Jude Law reprising their roles as Sherlock Holmes and John Watson. They own their roles. And this time, they have to team up once again in order to stop Professor James Moriarty from, you guessed it, taking over the world. Insert "Of Course" joke here. Unlike the first film however, they actually tell you what Holmes is thinking through these awesome scenes of Holmes planning things out. And Moriarty is similar to Holmes in intellect, physique, and strategy. When you see these two going at it with one another: it's awesome. And they talk very civil too. There's no talk like, "I'm the hero, and you're the villain." And there is absolutely nothing like, "Hi Freeze. I'm Batman." Thank God there is nothing like that in this movie anywhere. So even their dialogue is a battle. They illustrate the fact that Holmes can see everything, and that he is so smart.
So, what's the story? Our heroes are tracking down Moriarty, who is hiding in plain sight, to stop him from blowing up important people throughout Europe. That's the best I can describe it without too much spoilers. I understand that some people haven't seen Game of Shadows and I don't want to ruin it for them. But, without giving too much away, Moriarty is responsible for a series of bombings that occurred in England, and Holmes is trying to figure out why. Meanwhile, Watson is finally getting married, but Holmes manages to drag him back into one last adventure. From what I remember, they come across a gipsy woman whose brother plays a key role in Moriarty's plan. It's basically a wild goose chase throughout Europe. They go to England, they make their way through Germany, and even make it to Switzerland for a final showdown. The effects have improved vastly, and the story is much easier to follow. Not to mention the fact that they tell you what Holmes was planning, thinking, or doing. You have a great story, a great villain against a great hero played by a fantastic actor. I'm going to say that Sherlock Holmes 2 is a 3.9 out of 5, barely making it as a 'worth buying on DVD.' I should know because I bought it on DVD.
So have you seen Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows? What'd you think of it? Comment below, let me know. And you know the rest. Check out my other reviews to see more. Bye. HOLMES!

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StarSophia98 said...
yesterday at 11:23 pm:
Interesting review!  It's been a while since I've seen the movie and I was half asleep when I watched it, but from what I remember I wasn't too impressed.  Too much running and chasing everywhere.  I'm probably biased though, since I am absolutely in love with the BBC Sherlock.  (:
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today at 9:10 am :
I haven't seen it but Robert downy jr kills it as Holmes.
StarSophia replied...
today at 6:16 pm :
Yes, I agree - Robert Downing, Jr. is a very talented actor! :)
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