Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows
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In this follow-up to the immensely popular 2009 Academy Award nominated movie, Sherlock Holmes, we have Sherlock Holmes (Robert Downey Jr.), and his longtime trusted associate, Dr. Watson (Jude Law),... View more >
intense sequences of violence and action, and some drug material
Starring Robert Downey Jr., Jude Law, Noomi Rapace... View more >
aka Sherlock Holmes 2
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Very good, fast paced, lots of action, funny, and a good CLEAN movie for all to see.
A movie which is better than the first Sherlock Holmes movie. Robert Downey's Holmes makes Basil Ratborne's Holmes look like a 90 pound weaking. In this movie He and Watson are out to stop a major war from breaking out. If that's was a tall order for them, check out what Tom Cruise can do to stop a major war in "Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol." I love this movie. It has plenty of good special effects and I like the background of the film. Action pack and classy. "Sherlock Holmes:A Game of Shadows" has it all.
As good as the first movie.
Excellent sight and sound. Great cast, Robert Downey Jr. as the famous detective is outstanding. The movie has tons of action, a very good story, complex, but clear enough to follow. Very clever and witty. Doyle would have approved. This was quite a treat for the Holiday season, far more than I expected.
YAWN, SNORE, snore some more. If you liked this movie then you:
A. were/are currently in a book club
B. wear cardigan sweaters and hushpuppies
C. have the most current phone, spend a lot of time on facebook posting to your "friends" and shave your chest.
I LOVED the first Sherlock Holmes movie. I thought this one was good, but a step or two down.
The Director was the same for both so it had the same feel to it. I don't think the characters were developed enough to believe that they had a relationship to each other. It was clever, but it seemed to ramble on with a fast pace that made it hard to savor.
Earlier Sherlock Holmes movies were very dry and took a long time to get to what was going one. This movie seemed a lot more like a cross between Sherlock Holmes and Indiana Jones. It seemed far-fetched and Sherlock and Watson did not seem to have the same chemistry as the first. The movie overstepped into being a little more pompous than I thought it should.
Jared Harris was not a great choice for Moriarty. I liked him in Mad Men, but he was not right for this part. Had they picked someone with some animation or charisma then that could have really boosted the story. He was just flat and unbelievable. Malcolm McDowell, Anthony Hopkins or even Michael Cain would have been nice choices, just to mention a few. I think the primary plot for Sherlock Holmes was somewhat wasted on this mediocre interaction. It needed to be more complex to hold it's own and call itself a Sherlock Holmes story.
It was nice to see this movie, but if you haven't seen it yet then you might as well wait for it to come out later on DVD.
The beginning was stupid and very hard to follow, the middle was more fun and wasn't too bad and the ending was very boring!
very fast moving..hard to follow at times...messy.. I would not view again..boring at times too. I enjoyed the 1st movie more..to the point I would view the 1st movie again.