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.