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MOVIE REVIEW
This week's reviewed movie is:
Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows

GENE

SNICK

 GORDY

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SHERLOCK HOLMES: A GAME OF SHADOWS

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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.
    
The game's afoot—again!

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?
What 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 death-defying feats.

Even in the darkest moments Holmes is apt to utter a quip or two of edgy humor.
 

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