Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows
2011
Robert Downey Jr. returns as the brilliant sleuth and Jude Law is back as Dr. Watson in this atmospheric sequel to 2009's Sherlock Holmes. Holmes resorts to occult theories and more to defeat the plans of his nemesis, the evil Professor Moriarty.

Scott Hardie: “It was ok.”

What distinguished the surprisingly enjoyable first Sherlock Holmes was a sense of fun and Robert Downey Jr.'s wit unhinged. This film has neither quality, feeling much like a slog from one CGI action showpiece to another, most boringly a foot-chase through the woods with slow-motion explosions that seems to last forever. I enjoyed the word play, the mystery elements coming together, and the nods to various Holmes stories, but that's mostly all.

− November 18, 2012 • more by Scottlog in or create an account to reply

Erik Bates: That slow-motion crap in the woods was unbearable.

One or two explosions -- cool.

What felt like a 5-minute sequence of them -- annoying.

I was quite disappointed in this installment of the series. The first movie set a pretty high bar, and this just didn't reach it. − November 19, 2012 • more by Erik

Scott Hardie: The Matrix lobby shootout came out in 1999. It's time for movies to stop emulating it now. − November 19, 2012 • more by Scott

Evie Totty: Wow I must have really not liked it because I don't even remember the woods scene. It was a mostly forgettable film IMO. A better version of The Reichenbach Falls can be found here IMO http://movies.netflix.com/WiMovie/Sherlock/70202589?trkid=2361637 − February 24, 2013 • more by Evie

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