Are you a fan of mystery? How about action movies? Plot twists? A decently intellectual movie? If you answer yes to any of these then Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows is definitely for you. A beautifully directed movie from Guy Ritchie, and written by Kieran Mulroney and Michele Mulroney, once again casts Robert Downy Jr. and Jude Law as Holmes and his sidekick Watson. Influenced by The Final Problem by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle it follows Holmes and Watson as the foil the plans of Dr. Moriarty, a classic nemesis of Holmes’s.
If none of these reasons attract you i would also recommend it to music lovers as it has a very fitting and good soundtrack composed by musical genius Hans Zimmer, and may very well be a contender for this years Oscar for best soundtrack.
A series of mysterious bombings are plagueing both Germany and France, and is supposedly the work of Anarchists. Both countries suspect one another and are on a very touchy verge of war. Holmes dear friend Watson is about to wed at the same time and this is supposedly the end of their work relationship. After his wedding Holmes meets with Moriarty in which Watson is threatened despite his disassociation with the case. An attack on Watson and his wife leads to Watson helping Holmes and his Wife hiding out with Holmes’s brother.
Soon Moriarty’s plan begins to unfold and Holmes is ingenious as ever. All of this leads up to the final important scene at the World Peace Summit which will basically decide whether or not France and Germany go to war and basically whose side each country will pick. This climactic scene is where the final bit of Moriarty’s plan unfolds, in a surprising twist and a very unexpected ending.
This movie is definitely worth your time and money, the smart mystery side you would expect from a Holmes film is present, as well as a hugely successful action element which uses slow motion in one of the best ways I’ve seen in a movie. I would give this movie a 9/10 and would recommend it to most.