MOVIE REVIEW This
week's reviewed movie is:
Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows
SHERLOCK HOLMES: A
GAME OF SHADOWS
A Game of Shadows may
not please all purists fans, but perhaps Robert
Downey, Jr. is now more familiar in his character
role as Sherlock Holmes to satisfy most.
The movie tries to balance drama and action with
solid comedy, while saving old traditions with a
more modern version and still keep the old
legendary English detective fun to watch.
It certainly worked for me.
Purists beware! If you hated Guy Richie's first Sherlock Holmes,
then you are going to despise this one.
Non purists, it's another fun romp with quick-cut
fight scenes and Robert Downey, Jr.'s hilarious
portrayal as the world's first consulting
detective -- this time against his arch-enemy
Professor James Moriarty.
Will Watson ever forgive his old friend for
disturbing his honeymoon night?
I liked about this sequel Sherlock Holmes: A
Game of Shadows is that it seems to be a
stronger and better comprehended movie, that
builds upon the powers of the original, and throws
out its weaknesses.
The film feels like it was changed so as to fit
new conditions from a graphic novel, even though
it was not.
This is how the director has chosen to
reinvigorate the 124-year-old hero -- by tossing
out the uninteresting dull image of the detective
and replacing him with a man who is dangerous and
who is not afraid of getting involved in
Even in the darkest moments Holmes is apt to utter
a quip or two of edgy humor.
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