Filmpopper Review: Sherlock Holmes A Game Of Shadows

Published by Colin in: Features,Film,Reviews -- Date: 15 Dec 2011 Comments: 1


Sherlock Holmes A Game Of Shadows is the much anticipated sequel to 2009’s hit movie.  We get the chance to follow Sherlock Holmes (Robert Downey Jr) and his faithful sidekick Dr. Watson (Jude Law) on yet another adventure as they confront the infamous villain Professor Moriarty.

I will admit I really enjoyed the Sherlock Holmes movie that came out a few years ago and was extremely excited for this movie to come out.  As such I had pretty high expectations going into the film.

There were a lot of things I loved about this movie.  Robert Downey Jr. as always provides us with a hilarious lead and even better is the on screen chemistry he and Jude Law have.  The action sequences followed carefully after the first with Holmes deciphering his moves before he makes, them, as such the movie has a lot of slow motion and stop motion action, which I personally love.  The story was intriguing and kept you interested the entire time, you wanted to know if Holmes and Watson could crack the case.  Not to mention the ever amazing Hans Zimmer has composed yet another amazing score.

The movie may have had a few flaws, some may not like the stop motion and slow motion action sequences as much as I do.  But all in all I thoroughly enjoyed this movie.  To be perfectly honest I can’t complain about too much.

As I said to me the movie was masterfully done.  I could not have been more pleased.  The only thing that may have kept me from giving it a perfect score was the length.  But an amazing movie is an amazing movie nonetheless.  I award Sherlock Holmes A Game Of Shadows an A- and say that it was easily better than the first.



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  1. One Comments to “Filmpopper Review: Sherlock Holmes A Game Of Shadows”

    1. Mark says:

      Wow quite a glowing review. I liked the first Sherlock Holmes, but wasn’t too excited about this sequel. Response has been kind of mixed for A Game of Shadows, but your review has rekindled my interest. Thanks for following me on Twitter and I “liked” your Facebook page as well.

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