One Sentence: Better than the first.
Release Date: 16-Dec-2011
I did not like the first Sherlock Holmes movie all that much. I thought it was too much CG, not enough detective. I know it’s 2011 and the audience needs all that for the movie to make money, it just felt hollow and cold. Sherlock Holmes A Game Of Shadows is the movie I wish the first one was. A good blend of action, comedy, intrigue, and suspense. With at least what felt like a lot less CG.
The movie assumes a lot, and jumps right into the story. You do not have to have seen the first movie, but they start right up expecting you have. You will not miss much, it’s just that this movie just gets up and goes right from the start. I think I like it that way. The pace, action and story all are upbeat and don’t really slow down. All while actually telling a fairly solid story that kept me interested. Much better than the previous movie where I felt the story a bit lacking. Of course Downey and Jude are great, and play very well off each other. It all just felt like a much better movie than the first.
I would recommend this movie for this weekend for sure, or for your time off for Christmas. There are some other movies coming out that I am going to recommend as well so if you have to be picky might want to check out all the reviews. But I would pay full price for this one. It was a very fun action flick.