Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows
Reviewed by: Abdi Razqa Mubaraq
Director : Guy Ritchie
Producers : Joel Silver, Lionel Wigram, Susan Downey and Dan Lin
Screenplay : Kieran Mulroney and Michele Mulroney
Release : 2011
Detective Sherlock Holmes and his friend Dr. Watson back on the cinema through the 'A Game of Shadows'. After the success of his first film in 2009, Guy Ritchie re-directed sequel of 'Sherlock Holmes'.
A bomb exploded in Strassbourg, England soon became headlines in several newspapers. Holmes (Robert Downey Jr.) who disguised as a beggar was busy stalking Irene Adler (Rachel McAdams), his enemy which also his idol that brings an important package. In the sequel of 'Sherlock Holmes' this time, Professor. James Moriarty (Jared Harris) to be the most dangerous enemy. Moriarty is not the kind of people who are hesitant to remove the lives of many people in order to achieve the goal. Explosion in Strassbourg is one of the results of Prof. Moriarty's creation. Holmes nosy busy when his friend, Dr. Watson (Jude Law) is getting married, because marriage would automatically make Holmes lost his partner in investigating the case. A gypsy woman, Madam Sinza Heron (Noomi Rapace), helped Holmes the adventure this time. There was also the Holmes brother, Mycroft Holmes (Stephen Fry) who come to be an accomplice of the detective this time.
Arguably, the visual effect of 'A Game of Shadow' is more stable than its predecessor. A few slow-movement scenes later find in the cease-fire. Colors are displayed also feels right. Farce as those made by Holmes and several other characters in the film guaranteed to invite laughter. The chemistry between Robert Downey Jr. and Jude Law is not be doubted anymore. Since in the first film, the two men are able to captivate the audience and not be missed. Chess compete between Holmes and Prof. Moriarty became the ultimate point. They both described the mind wanders respectively.
Overall, Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows is an excellent movie. The plot is great. The characters are well developed. The humor is there. Lots of inside jokes. And don’t ask the action. Consequently, it recommended for watch. I intend to watch this movie again.