Sunday, January 1, 2012
Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows
Now the plot on the other hand was a bit of a mess. I found the first half of the film to be all over the place and lacking a certain focus. The villain, Professor Moriarty (Jared Harris) was good, but I think he could have been a bit more well defined. Holmes is after Moriarty, who plans on starting a war so that he can profit from it, and pursues him to France then to Germany where they have a showdown. I liked their interactions as they are both quite brilliant men. One on the side of good, the other the side of evil.
If you're a fan of the first one and like the way Downey plays Holmes then I think you'll like this film. If you're not a Holmes fan and don't like Guy Ritchie's hyper-stylized way of directing then this might not be for you.
6.8 out of 10C+ with a strong B+ for the acting and the costumes.