SHERLOCK HOLMES: A GAME OF SHADOWS
Guy Ritchie scores another smash with the sequel to the blockbuster Sherlock Holmes.
In A Game of Shadows, the ever witty and eccentric Holmes (played brilliantly by Robert Downey Jr) is seeking out his worst nemissary none other than Professor James Moriarty (played by Jared Harris of 'Mad Men' fame).
Along with 'Oscar' worthy performances by both Jude Law and Stephen Fry, the movie is engaging and action packed. The beautiful Noomi Rapace is exquisite portraying the gypsy Madam Simza Heron.
Holmes and Watson feverishly work to thwart off a World War carefully being orchestrated by Moriarty (Harris). Epic gun fights and explosions ripple through the movie in perfect fluid motion.
The plot paralleled part of the story line in 'League of Extraordinary Gentlemen' (2003) where the 'League' led by Allan Quatermain was trying to stop a world war also orchestrated by the maniacal Professor.
A Game of Shadows has everything that a fan of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's hero will love: Plenty of action, mystery, humor and captivating scenes to keep the movie watcher on the edge of their seats.
A definite must see on your holiday movie list!
RAVEN RATING 4.5 out of 5 claws