Movies in Review: “Sherlock Holmes: Game of Shadows”

Let me start by saying that as much as I love Jude Law and Robert Downey Jr., I was the least bit excited about this second installment of this Sherlock Holmes series, mainly because the first left such a bad taste in my mouth with. I expected to receive the same disappointment, but to my surprise, I walked out of the theatre happy with my ticket purchase. Game of Shadows was on point!

The writing was much better in this movie, and Robert Downey seemed to come alive in this installment as Sherlock Holmes. I thought he was a bore in the first movie, but he has so much life in the Game of Shadows. He is an absolute comical genius in this film. As a result, this also livened up Jude Laws performance as Watson. They were hilariously perfection together. The dialogue between them and everyone else seemed to have more spice than in the first movie. The story was 100 times a better mystery than in the first one also. I loved the addition of Sherlock Holmes’s brother. He kept calling him Sherly, and it cracked me up every time…lol. I know I know…with all the laughing I seemed to be doing you would probably think it was a comedy. It wasn’t, it was an exceptional mystery, the comical aspect was a great bonus.

The action sequences were amazing! My favorite scene being the one where they were running in the woods. I swear they should receive awards for that sequence. The camera shots were crazy! Yes you receive a preview of it in the trailer, but it is nothing like when you see it in its entirety. This one, unlike the first, will not bore you. I recommend you see it…A!


About tajgreenemoviesinreview

I am creative by nature, and analytical by design. My escape from the riff raff of everyday life is a great movie. I do not title myself as a movie critic. I am a part of the viewing audience simple and plain. I started this blog to give a real life review of films, as an avid movie goer. Movies are expensive, and not always worth the money. I hope my reviews help you in your descision.
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4 Responses to Movies in Review: “Sherlock Holmes: Game of Shadows”

  1. You weren’t kidding when you said you loved it. an “A” huh? wow!

    While good, you already know that I don’t think AS highly! 🙂 Glad you enjoyed it. Nice simple review! Thanks for sharing!

    I’ve heard so many people say they enjoyed the 2nd one, just not as much as the first. Here, you stand on the other side of the spectrum! Nice!

    • Yes I gave it a big fat “A”…and Im not going to be ashamed of that. As seen in my review, there were a number of things I found exciting in A Game of Shadows. I thoroughly enjoyed this one, unlike the first, where I caught myself napping at times…lol I guess our circles are different. Everyone I spoke to had no interest in seeing the 2nd because they felt the 1st was so bad. I changed a few peoples minds with my review…lol. You still haven’t seen Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy? I’ve been waiting to see what you thought of it.

      • That’s why movie blogging is so great. Because we all see the same movies but can end up with completely different ideas on the film! Love it!

        I wish I could report that I have seen TTSS, but it still is not at my theaters. I will either have to travel to the next city if it is there or continue to wait. It is my biggest movie frustration! Thanks for keeping a lookout! I will be sure you know when I see it!
        (are u on twitter?)

      • Awwweee man. I feel bad for u guys who live in cities where limited movie releases are never released…smh. I know u are anxious to see it, so I will just wait for ur review. 🙂 Yes Im on twitter @TajuanaG…lets connect…I will follow u back

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