Tuesday, 15 May 2012

Sherlock Holmes 2: A Game of Shadows:

You know, it’s not that often I watch a film twice, it really isn’t.
 But I have to also say that I watched Sherlock Holmes: A Game Of Shadows, the recently released follow up to 2009’s Guy Ritchie film, Sherlock Holmes.
 And I wanted to make sure that I caught all of the undertones.
 Including the fact that Noomi Rapace — star of the original Swedish language version of The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo — pops up in the film, complete with an eyepoppingly outlandish hat.
Oh … 

And Jared Harris’ performance as Professor Moriarty.

Hmm … 

I’m burbling, aren’t I … ?

At ANY rate, let me try and clarify things, for you … 


Directed by Guy Ritchie, Sherlock Holmes: A Game Of Shadows sees both Robert Downey Jnr and Jude Law returning their respective roles for another adventure.

Following on some time after the first film, A Game Of Shadows opens with Irene Adler — a brief reprise, here, from Rachel MacAdams — delivery a package to a Professor Hoffmanstahl: a package that proves to be a letter-bomb from her employer, Professor James Moriarty, played by Jared Harris.

A man who — as Watson finds out on a visit just prior to his stag night — Holmes has been investigating: investigating … and coming to possibly odd conclusions about … 


Now … ?

Was it a good film, I hear you ask … ?

Hmmm … 

I’m having my doubts, thus far.

Sherlock Holmes: A Game Of Shadows does maintain the feel of the first, although it is somewhat darker: after all, it does see Holmes apparent death at the Reichenbach Falls.

It’s ALSO as well crafted a film as only Guy Ritchie and co can make: well paced and written, with both humour and wit, throughout.

Hmmm … 

But I’m ALSO thinking that the film needs … 

Well, possibly needs a third entry in the franchise, just so that we can be sure of seeing any lose ends tied up.

And given I personally believe that the BBC’s been going something of a better job with the second series of Sherlock … ?

Well … ?

Game to Mr Moffat and co … 

So far … 

Sherlock Holmes: A Game Of Shadows

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