“Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows” Movie Review

(Put your thinking cap on)

Robert Downey Jr. (as Sherlock Holmes) and Jude Law (as Dr. John Watson) are TERRIFIC together.  The chemistry and energy of these two actors together is really amazing to watch.

In “Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows” be sure to be prepared to pay attention and to come with your thinking cap on.  Also….watch for clues as the movie progresses.  This movie requires you to fill in the blanks, and as such it can be confusing as you try to figure out what is going on.

Jared Harris (as Professor James Moriarity) is planning to start a World War and become the arms merchant of choice when this war starts.  At least that is what I think the plot is…but I will definitely need to see it again to be sure.  Anyway….bombs attributed to “anarchists” are killing people, but, Sherlock finds that they are just covering up assasinations meant to de-stabilize the worlds governments (I think).  Moriarity is really smart, and he and Holmes go brain-to-brain during the movie, at the end we find out who is smarter….hint: Oxygen.

There are several technical movie making techniques that are outstandingly well done.  These are:  When Holmes plans what he is going to do in a fight (much the same as in the first movie), when he “sees” everything (his curse), and finally, the unbelievably excellent slow motion scene as they escape Moriarity’s bad guys thru the woods.  The cinematography during this scene (and the special effects) are the best I have ever seen…..chilling, frightening, tense….all in slow (or stop) motion.  The shattering wood of the trees…the fear in peoples faces….the bullets…wow!

Oh yeah…get your love on for Rachel McAdams done quickly….Noomi Rapace (see the picture above) is excellent.

The movie is sort of ok for kids (the violence may be a bit rough for them, but, mostly I don’t think they will understand it….heck, I don’t), no f-words (in fact, no cursing at all).  It has laugh out loud funny parts, and several “ah-ha” moments as you figure things out (or think you figure things out).  The audience was very interactive with the movie…

Super movie.  Go see it…

Look for the ForCarol.com poster at CineMark Tracy. 🙂

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Drive Safe!  Never Forget.

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