“Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows” Well Played, Holmes, Well Played

Genres: Adaptation, Action/Adventure and Sequel
Release Date: December 16th, 2011 (wide)
Distributors: Warner Bros. Pictures

Director: Guy Ritchie

JJ Rating: B+

Sherlock Holmes (Robert Downey Jr.) is at it again. Dr. John Watson (Jude Law) is now married and wants to enjoy a honeymoon. But he can't, because Holmes is on the train with bad...no terrible news. Watson's honeymoon has been canceled due to Professor Moriarty (Jared Harris) and his daring idea to create world war. Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows.

8 Good Things About This Film

  1. Witty. It is as witty as I remember the first one. Which makes me feel comfortable and welcome these wonderful characters back into my movie heart.
  2. Robert Downey Jr. and Jude Law have an ungay chemistry that Brokeback Mountain wished it had...cause it had a real gay relationship that bordered on the unbelievable—except the end. I will always remember that scene at the parent's house as one of the better movie scenes.
  3. Noomi Rapace is adorable and her adorableness worked so well that I cannot stop thinking about how adorable she is. Her acting job also had a hand in my want to remember her. She created a great Trinity with Downey and Law. Which sounds like a law firm.
  4. Jared Harris as the villain scared me in such a way that only mental villains can. They get in your head and freak you out. He freaked me out. My favorite kind of villain. I don't like the physical going to beat you bloody raw villains. I like the ones that will word slaughter you with monosyllabic words, cause with the right infliction, those cut deeper than any sword or bullet a human could forge.
  5. Guy Ritchie did a good job. The film flowed nicely, excluding the slow bits, but that's forgivable...a tad.
  6. Great costumes. Period pieces can become trite when they deal with costumes. These weren't along those lines and I appreciate that.
  7. I really like the way he does that precog thing with the fights. Creative greatness, if I do type myself. I am glad they still used that.
  8. I believe the last fifteen minutes of this film are the most awesome last fifteen minutes of this or any film released this year. Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows has one of the best (if awards were given they'd get it) endings all year. I really like the ? Because that let me with a grin.

1 Bad Thing About This Film

  1. There was slow bits, and those slow bits dragged down my grade. Yes it did. Yes. It. Did.

Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows was as good as the first. I enjoyed. Good entertainment. However, I will not be putting this on my Top 10 List of 2011. It's worth seeing. Worth getting away from the in-laws for a bit. Tell them Jammer said you may and they'll allow it. 

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