Movie Night: Sherlock Holms; Game of Shadows

Tagline: Sherlock Holmes and his sidekick Dr. Watson join forces to outwit and bring down their fiercest adversary, Professor Moriarty.

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Rating: PG-13


In the second instalment of the franchise,we find Holmes racing across England and France to try and stop his arch nemesis Professor James Moriarty from finishing his most recent scheme. To make matters worse, Moriarty now considers Watson and his new wife collateral damage. They are now fair game to be eliminated.  Holmes and Watson must try and stop Moriarty before he brings the entire world to war.

First of all, I have to say Moriarty is an incredible villain, and the chemistry between him and Holmes makes one think they were best friends than enemies. The chivalry between protagonist and antagonist is brilliant. Instead of beating the snot out of each other (which seems to be the norm), they’re eventual ‘good guy/bad guy’ fight is via a chess game. While I thought the action scenes were not as spectacular as in the first movie, the special effects were just as good. Especially the scenes involving the large scale weapons. The slow-motion effects really were spectacular. There were a couple places that came off as unrealistic (when Holmes took the red book), but nothing that was jarring to the story.

One thing I did find interesting, was the relationship between Holmes and Watson. It reminded me a lot of the odd friendship between House and Wilson.

4 out of 5


About Darke Conteur
Darke Conteur is a writer at the mercy of her Muse. The author of stories in several genres, she prefers to create within the realms Science Fiction and Dark Fantasy. A pagan at heart, her personal goal it to find her balance within nature; exploring the dark through her stories and the light through her beliefs. When not writing or working with crystals, she enjoys knitting, gardening, cooking and very loud music.

10 Responses to Movie Night: Sherlock Holms; Game of Shadows

  1. BigBear85 says:

    I absolutely love these movies. The dialogue in these films make them what they are between whether it is Watson and Holmes, or Moriarty and Holmes. The Bro-mances are strong lol.

    One think is the acting everyone was spectacular. I can’t get enough of the analytical fighting used in the climax of the film and Moriarty says “what? you didn’t think you were the only one who could do this did you Holmes”

    I am sucker for a period piece and this is a fantastic one, the sets, the cloths, and all the hints of steampunkery I can’t wait to see the third one if there is one

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