Movie review: Sherlock Holmes: A game of shadows

    Fans of Arthur Conan Doyle, read this!  I loved the new movie Sherlock Holmes: A game of shadows, however, it is not a cerebral thinker of a story.  For those who enjoy the challenge and puzzle of a good Sherlock mystery, watch the new series Sherlock on the BBC. If you want a great action film, go see A game of shadows. Both productions offer humor and surprises, but A game of shadows is more of a visual treat than anything else.  The slow-motion slideshow effects used in the first movie are used in this sequel as well, with a much greater impact and effectiveness.
   Watson is getting married in this film, and Holmes is not really in favor of the idea.  Just like the books.  But from that point, the movie diverges widely from the original and takes off into new realms of conspiracy and quick scene changes. Of course Moriarty is capable of any crime, even the worst, so naturally it is conceivable he manipulates world events to his own advantage.  It seems logical, too, that he would be a weapons dealer/manufacturer, although he is more directly involved and hands-on in this than ever portrayed in the Conan Doyle series.  Where in those he would only be found buried behind layers and layers of corporations and gangs, here he is directly involved and even puts in appearances at events.  Somehow the threat and his fearsome aspects are lost in the process...
   This movie is a fun romp and left us hoping for a third movie. If you don't expect too much, you'll enjoy yourself thoroughly. ~ Tessa         3.75 out of 5 stars 


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BTW, this is not out on DVD! 

BTW, this is not out on DVD!  It is still in the theaters.  Look for it out on dvd next year at this time...