SHERLOCK HOLMES: A GAME OF SHADOWS (2011)
A film by Guy Richie.
Cast : Robert Downey Jr., Jude Law, Jared Harris.
Sherlock Holmes (Robert Downey Jr.) and his longtime trusted associate, Doctor Watson (Jude Law), take on their arch-nemesis, Professor Moriarty (‘Jared Harris’ ), with the help of Holmes’ older brother Mycroft Holmes (‘Stephen Fry’ ) and a gypsy named Simza (Noomi Rapace).
Jude Law and Robert Downey Jr.’s chemistry was compelling. Talking about sequels, more often than not, they are disappointment compared to the original. But not this one what so ever. well done by guy Richie. keep in mind this is a modern action picture played in costume. Robert Downey Jr. and Jude Law grossed something like half a billion dollars, this was no time to rethink the approach. What they have done however is a refinement and invention. The thing to do, I suppose, is to set aside your memories of the Conan Doyle stories and early movie of sherlock holmes, save them to savor on a night this winter and enjoy this movie as a high-caliber entertainment.