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    Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows is an utter delight on so many fronts. Most clearly, the chemistry between Robert Downey Jr. and Jude Law is priceless. Their Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson have a bromance for the ages that began in the first film and is only enhanced in the second.




    A Game of Shadows begins with a wedding on the horizon: Dr. Watson’s. Holmes is the best man and he and his sweetheart Irene Adler (Rachel McAdams) have a dinner date before the big wedding festivities begin. Watson has kept his promise to his fiance and kept his work with Holmes to a minimum. When it becomes clear to Watson and Holmes that a series of bombings, assassinations and random deaths are all connected to a certain Professor Moriarty, the dynamic duo swing back into action.

    Director Guy Ritchie is so in his element with A Game of Shadows. His filmmaking technique is a match made in heaven for this 21st century rendition of the Sherlock Holmes legend. Nobody uses slow motion as effectively and efficiently as Ritchie. Particularly when there is a moment in the film that leads to an audience question of how did they do that, before the action starts, he flashes through in slow and fast motion sequence illustrating exactly how Sherlock or Watson manage their magic escapes or what have you. It is a feast for the eyes… and ears.

    The addition of Noomi Rapace to the boys' club proves fruitful. Her portrayal of the Gypsy Sim in her first English language role after the Swedish Girl with the Dragon Tattoo series is impressive. She naturally gels with Downey and Law and not only fits right into the repartee, but contributes to it immensely.

    Our villain in Game of Shadows is the evil Moriarty, Holmes' most notorious villain from the Doyle book series. Actor Jared Harris is steely sinister and devilishly delicious as Moriarty and brings a panache that matches Downey’s Holmes throughout the entire film. If Downey and Law’s crystal clear camaraderie is what makes Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows tick, it is Downey and Harris’ acting fencing match that gives it its gusto.

    Downey and Law give off sparks that have us believing they could recite the alphabet together and it would be equal parts humorous, powerful and extraordinarily entertaining. If Oscars could be given for best duo in a motion picture, Law and Downey would win in a landslide. Each was born to appear opposite the other in this series, at this moment in time.

    A Game of Shadows is the most fun you will have at the movies this year. Sherlock Homes 2 is simply an all-out blast. You’ll smile, laugh, cry, laugh some more, gasp for air from the thrills and finally leave the theater amazed at the pure unadulterated entertainment that a group of talented cinematic geniuses have put together.





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    Director: Guy Ritchie
    Cast: Robert Downey Jr, Jude Law, Noomi Rapace

    If you have watched the previous film, you would already know by now that director Guy Ritchie focuses more on adrenalin action than keen deduction, similarly more on Sherlock-Watson (Robert Downey Jr and Jude Law) comic bromance than on a crafty story. And even if you didn’t have a problem with that before, there’s no reason for you to repeat your stupid mistake again by watching another nincompoopery.

    The evil Professor Moriarty (Jared Harris) is killing off state heads and industrialists in order to start a war between France and Germany. He is doing this by using anarchists to blow up both the countries’ dignitaries in such a way as to aggravate both the nations.

    Of course brainy (or should we call brawny?!) Sherlock Holmes is not far away from connecting the dots between anarchist bombings and Moriarty, but he definitely needs help from recently married John Watson and a gypsy fortune-teller named Simza (Noomi Rapace) to nail the ‘Napoleon of Crime’ and to uncover the reason behind his menacing act.

    Their ‘save the world’ objective takes them from London to Paris to Switzerland where they battle Morairty’s hired gunmen and assassins, leaving behind a destroyed auction house, hotel, lighthouse and even a train!

    While the bromance and the banter between Holmes and Watson is certainly the cart that drives the horse; but mind you it’s a Trojan horse! Eventually even their chemistry will kill you, that is if you aren’t already dead watching bullets fly in slow motion and butt naked Holmes’ brother!

    Robert Downey Jr as the eccentric detective living on a jungle diet of coffee, tobacco and coca leaves is amusing bordering on irritation. He may remind you of Johnny Depp’s Captain Jack Sparrow from the Pirates of the Caribbeanseries. As for Jared Harris, he didn’t come across as dastardly Moriarty at all. Shouldn’t you get scared of a person who is harbouring a desire of World War in order to rule the globe?

    Watch it if you’re a Robert Downey Jr fan, but if you’re looking for entertainment, you would rather want to watch Bigg Boss!
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    the movie is awesome......loved the action......
    only thing that let me down was the death of Irene Adler.......would have loved more if she had survived.......
    but Robert Downey and jude law are simply awesome......but the end.........was simply outstanding......full marks to Guy Ritchie for such an awesome movie......
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