Sound Off: Guy Ritchie's New 'Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows'
by Alex Billington
December 16, 2011
Now that you've seen it, what did you think? "I'm knee-deep in the single most important case of my career." Holmes and Watson are back! Hitting theaters this weekend is Guy Ritchie's follow-up to his 2009 reboot, Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows, starring
Tony Stark Robert Downey Jr. as Holmes and Jude Law as Dr. Watson. This sequel finally brings in Holmes' ultimate nemesis Moriarty, played by Jared Harris, for much more destruction and fun. But can he top the original? Is this sequel any better than the first, or worse? Once you've seen it, leave a comment below with your thoughts on Sherlock Holmes 2.
To fuel the fire, Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows is a very entertaining movie, packed some awesome action scenes, but overall I wasn't in love with it as much as the first one. While they try to improve upon moments like Holmes' fight scenes, it feels like they lost the focus on the story. As Jeremy said in his review, it's a much more straightforward story, but I think to a fault. This is Moriarty we're talking about! By the end of the movie, I was hoping we'd see one of those reveals where there was something going on in every scene we didn't notice before, some elaborate setup, but nothing. They just get into a physical fight with an awesome ("holy shit" moment), but all too brief, end. Where's the mystery, the deception, the battle of wits?
What did you think of Sherlock Holmes 2? A thrilling exciting follow-up or disastrous sequel? We will remove any comments that indicate you have not seen the movie, as this area is meant to discuss the film only once you have seen it and can talk about your thoughts. Please keep the comments civilized!