December 18, 2011
Solid continuation of the series.
For me, the true fun of the first "Sherlock Holmes" was not the mystery around which the plot revolved but the engaging versions of the characters, the spot-on acting of the fine cast, and Guy Ritchie's stylish direction. I felt that the same is true of "Game of Shadows". I enjoyed the sequel as much, perhaps even a shade more, than the original. Like the original, there is no mystery about who the villains are or what they are up to, the fun is in figuring out how they're going to do it and the cat-and-mouse game as Holmes and Watson set about stopping them. Along the way, we get some terrific action sequences that deftly interweave humor with suspense. If you've seen the previews and are familiar with the "Sherlock Holmes" universe, then you know where this ride is heading, but you won't be disappointed with what is ultimately a satisfying sequel.
One note: There were some young children at the movie when I went. I would advise ages 13 & up due to the intense action.
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