Movie Review - Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows

Saturday afternoon I caught a matinée screening of Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows, starring Robert Downey, Jr & Jude Law.

Here's the synopsis:

Sherlock Holmes has always been the smartest man in the room... until now. There is a new criminal mastermind at large - Professor Moriarty - 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. Holmes' investigation into Moriarty's plot becomes ever more dangerous as it leads him and Watson out of London and across Europe, to France, Germany and finally to Switzerland. But the cunning Moriarty is always one step ahead 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've been looking forward to this new Sherlock Holmes film for a while. I loved the first one, especially how much science, particularly chemistry, played a role in the film. Plus Robert Downey Jr is hilarious as Sherlock Holmes. Well A Game of Shadows doesn't disappoint. Still hilarious, lots of action & an engaging mystery/plot. Unlike the first film, you know who the bad guy is in this film (Moriarty if you weren't aware) but you want to see if Sherlock Holmes can outwit him.

Not as much science in this one as the first one, which was a bit of a downer. But the action scenes were great. The other downer is the limited screen time for Rachel McAdams; I enjoyed her character but she doesn't play as large a role in this film.

This isn't a Saturday night film, but its great for a matinée showing.

Did you see Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows? What did you think?