Sherlock Holmes (Robert Downey Jr.) has always been the smartest man in the room…until now. There is a new criminal mastermind at large-Professor Moriarty (Jared Harris)-and not only is he Holmes’ intellectual equal, but his capacity for evil, coupled with a complete lack of conscience, may actually give him an advantage over the renowned detective. When the Crown Prince of Austria is found dead, the evidence, as construed by Inspector Lestrade (Eddie Marsan), points to suicide. But Sherlock Holmes deduces that the prince has been the victim of murder-a murder that is only one piece of a larger and much more portentous puzzle, designed by Professor Moriarty. The cunning Moriarty is always one step ahead of Holmes as he spins a web of death and destruction-all part of a greater plan that, if he succeeds, will change the course of history.
I was very excited to see Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows. I absolutely loved Robert Downey Jr. and Jude Law in the last film. I was excited to see what thrilling adventures they would be involved with this time around. I was not disappointed, I loved this movie!
In my opinion, once again, Robert Downey Jr. and Jude Law make this film. Their chemistry together playing off of each other is exciting and excellent. That is how Holmes and Watson need to be played. They are fabulous together.
Just like the first film, I really like how the filmmakers had slow motion moments to make things more noticeable and make you pay attention. I love how it looks. Also, I really enjoyed the film score by Hans Zimmer. The music once again was its own character in the film. My cousin and I really enjoyed how they had references to the Sherlock Holmes stories by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. If you are a fan of the stories, you will have fun picking out the references they have made.
Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows is a great movie! I recommend it!
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Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows is rated PG-13. It opens in theaters today. For more information about the film, you can visit the film’s Official Website.