Friday, 30 December 2011

20/12/2011: Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows [2011]

Went to the theater last night and saw the new Sherlock Holmes movie, and I will definitely be watching it again, perhaps even next week. Simply put the movie is full of guilty pleasures and if you don't enjoy it, or find to many faults your trying to read to deeply into it.

First off Guy Ritchie, has directed some of my favourite films, including Lock Stock and Two Smoking Barrels and Snatch. As well Sherlock Holmes boasts a stellar cast, including Robert Downey Jr., Jude Law, and Noomi Rapace (Girl Who Played With Fire the Swedish trilogy)

While this envisioning of Sherlock Holmes may present him in a much more adventurous, fist fighting, and action sequencing light, Holmes is " so overt he's covert" as he is still portrayed as a man of high intelligence and skill, simply with a hint of Robert Downey Jr. wit.

The movie is, as I like it to be, over two hours, but at no point gets dull, or drawn out. The cinematography was brilliant, especially the scene in which they run through the woods. That scene has some of the best camera work I have seen. I also love the setting a time period.

Overall A Game of Shadows is an excellent sequel which may surpass the original, and leaves you begging for a trilogy ( apparently already being written before his was released).

Favourite Line: "They're dangerous at both ends and crafty in the middle"


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