Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows

Sherlock Holmes: A Game of shadows is the third installment of the Sherlock Holmes series. All starred Robert Downey Jr. as Sherlock Holmes.

Professor Moriarty is plotting to incite Europe to war. This plot is uncovered by Sherlock Holmes after a series of bombing around Europe. Bombs are exploding, anarchists are inciting trouble, industrialists are meeting and tensions among nations across Europe is mounting. Professor Moriarty bought weapons and the manufacturing companies that make them, incite Europe to war, when Europe goes to war he sells Europe his weapons and makes profit from this.

Dr. Watson is about to get married and he came across Sherlock Holmes in a gentlemen’s club where a Sim, a gypsy is working as a fortune-teller. Sherlock picked up the trail of Dr. Moriarty thru Sim. The investigations conducted by Sherlock Holmes, Dr.  Watson and Sim leads them across Europe. Unfortunately Professor Moriarty is always one step ahead of them. This is pretty much the third installment is all about.

Like most follow-ups, “A Game of Shadows” is no better than the previous installments. There’s a lot of action and explosions but the story line is very thin. They could have cut at least half an hour on the explosions and bombings.

The movie is directed by Guy Richie with Robert Downey Jr as Sherlock Holmes, Jude Law as Dr. Watson and Noomi Rapace as Madam Simza Heron (Sim). Noomi Rapace is the Swedish actress who skyrocketed to fame as Lisbeth Salander in The Girl with Dragon Tattoo. Rachel McAdams returns (briefly) as Irene Adler.

If you enjoyed the first 2 Sherlock Holmes movies, you will not enjoy “Game of Shadows”; it is a disappointment. The first two Sherlock Holmes are must better.


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7 Responses to Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows

  1. Stariray says:

    The series has gotten tired. This latest one is blah.

    • Deepika says:

      I was wondering if Brad Pitt was still a heavy rumor to play Moriarty. It would be nice to seem him play a tsietwd role again instead of the obvious likable characters he’s played as of late. Stephen Fry is a nice addition. So far it’s shaping up to be a pretty compelling cast, hopefully the franchise can takes things to the next level because I found the first one to leave me lukewarm. And that shouldn’t happen when Jude Law and RDJ are in a flick together.Heather recently posted..

    • Natalia says:

      I love Guy Ritchie movies. I loved the first one. And got to see the trleair for this one today also on the big screen. I can understand the gripes with the first one but I still thought it was a good movie, so I’m really looking forward to this one as well.

  2. Tess says:

    Jude Law is incredible in this movie whereas Robert Downey simply added a British accent. Jude Law added a lot of character to what could have been a bland character.

  3. Jason M says:

    The movie is highly entertaining but nothing else. There are major problems, the plot is drowned with unnecessary convolution. The movie is a mere shadow of the previous films in the series.

    • Vianney says:

      I wish people would stop caopmring the two. They are two different takes on Sherlock Holmes, one is an action based take and the other is a modern take. I love the BBC Sherlock and really enjoyed the first Sherlock Holmes film.

  4. Juan says:

    You are right, the previous Sherlock Holmes are much better made than this one. Still good to watch though.

    Noomi Rapace has an unusual beauty. She is so good in The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.

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