Saturday, January 7, 2012

Sherlock Holmes: A Game Of Shadows

Guy Ritchie's convoluted, insanely confusing, slow moving and slow motioned, and at times stupid sequel was entirely unnecessary. It did make some nice money however, so you may expect a third. I enjoyed the first Sherlock film as pure escapism but this movie lost me. It was hard to follow and then I stopped caring about keeping up with it. You have three great actors being wasted away on this vamped up version of a great literary character. I honestly have no idea what was going on in the movie after the first 45 minutes or so. There are some funny one liners and Robert Downey Jr., and Jude Law have pretty good chemistry; the material just is not there. Ritchie who is famous for these quickly moving films with a sort of zany style to it does not work here. He overuses the slow motion effect which we have already seen in the first film and he moves so fast that you cannot figure out what is going on. A waste of money but, even more importantly, a waste of your time.

1 out of 5 Stars

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