Thursday, 15 December 2011

Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows ★★★☆☆

Robert Downey Jr reprises his role as Arthur Conan Doyle’s world famous detective, Sherlock Holmes, in Guy Ritchie’s Steam-punk inspired sequel, A Game of Shadows – once again reuniting a cast which included Jude Law, Rachel McAdams and Eddie Marsan whilst also installing some fresh blood in the shape of Stephen Fry, Jared Harris and Girl With the Dragon Tattoo star Noomi Rapace.

Following on from Ritchie’s financially successful Sherlock Holmes, we join the film’s titular hero (Downey Jr) as he comes to terms with the impending wedding of his former colleague Watson (Law). This wedding spells the end of their hugely successful detective partnership, leaving Holmes alone to deal with what appears to be a treacherous period of history, with Europe’s leading nations only moments away from full blown war and international relationships fraying under a period of escalated tension.

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