Written June 30, 2016
It started off a little uninteresting, but it got better. I thought it was pretty good. I saw the midnight show, so earlier that day I watched the first movie again. I think that may have helped incase you didn't remember Rachel McAdams working for a faceless guy in the first movie. So he's still her employer.
So the plot was interesting enough, the script was...the typical clever banter you expected, and the opening and closing credits used the same photo to sketchbook effects. But my favorite aspect of this movie was the effects and cinematography. It was great! The action scenes were good, but made even better with slowmotion and intense focus on characters faces and movements as they happened. Alot of zoom ins on the inworkings of gunfire, sparks, triggers. The sound was awesome, hearing deep breathing, clicks, all that stuff that makes you feel like you can hear every movement and action, canceling out other noise and focusing in on specifics.
So it was a pretty good movie.
Written October 26, 2016
I laughed and was enthralled at different times in the movie. I even almost cried at one point but you'll have to go see if for yourself to figure out where....lol
I'll definitely go and see it again.
Written February 27, 2017
This movie will keep you at the edge of your seat and watching closely. I thought that the story was good and the special effects fantastic. A must see!
Written May 31, 2016
I was ready for the cinematography and quick edits, but I tend to be hesitant about sequels. Fear not: this sequel surpasses the original! Downey and Law are the new Sundance and Butch with clever banter, excellent action sequences and a seemingly deep understanding of each other's true character. Go, go, go, my friends, go see this film.
Written March 28, 2017
In every interview you hear, Robert Downey Jr (Sherlock Holmes) says they did more in this sequel, tried to make it bigger and better. They absolutely did. This movie is a rush from beginning to end.
The direction was fantastic, with a new spin on "Holmes-vision" that kept the trick but prevented it from getting stale. The visuals are, as with the first, stunning. The plot has twists and turns but nothing that leaves you confused at the end. It's definitely a film for teens and up, not for kids under 13.
Holmes and Watson are charming and eccentric as ever, and even Mary gets a change to prove she can run with the boys. The gypsy woman, Sim, is also a worthy companion for the duo as they fight to stop Moriarty's nefarious schemes.
Go see this movie. If you loved the first you'll love this one too.