Film Review: Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows

Very rarely nowadays, is a film sequel released that is just as good or better than the original.

Considering how excellent the first Sherlock Holmes film was, the stakes were definitely high for Guy Ritchie and his team. Of course, Mr Ritchie didn't make the rookie error of casting different actors for the main roles, everyone important returns to reprise their roles from the first film.
And to add a bit more humour, to an already humourous film, Stephen Fry had a few very memorable scenes, as Mycroft Holmes, Sherlock's brother.

This film, the sequel, made Lord Blackwood from the first film look harmless, compared to the villains of this one.

Professor James Moriarty. Sebastian Moran. Two real pieces of work. Not just evil, but ruthless.
Not only that, this film was just as fast paced, the action scenes just as exciting and well shot, the dialogue scenes there and understandable.

The same people who were in charge of production design and music returned once more, so no complaints on that score either. On the contrary, both were truly spectacular.

Fans of the first film, you will not be disappointed. I definitely wasn't.


  1. This first quote comes from a remake which apparently was a better adaptation of the book, than the original.
    "Mattie Ross: I do not care a thing about guns, if I did, I would have one that worked."

    And the second, comes from another film, a lot bigger and more involved than you might think.
    "Martine Love: I know you, Terry. And I know your mates. You've always been looking for the big score. The one that makes sense of everything. I have it for you.
    Terry Leather: What?
    Martine Love: A bank.
    Terry Leather: A bank, as in rob? How would you know about a bank?
    Martine Love: I've been seeing this guy, runs his own business - security systems. Next month they're installing new alarms in a bank in Marylebone. Seems like the trains have been setting off the tremble alarms in the vault, and so they've had to turn them off. So for a week or so, they won't have any.
    Terry Leather: Now why would he tell you all this?
    Martine Love: We were having a laugh about it. Imagine if half the villains in London knew about this, he said. And I thought, I know half the villains in London. I grew up with some of them."


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