Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Sherlock Holmes and the Game of Shadows

It looks like we'll get a new Sherlock Holmes sequel every couple years. But unfortunately, if this sequel is the case, we'll lose more and more of the mystery element.

Since the movie came out in December, let's blow through the plot, shall we? We start a while after our last outing. But we're still following Irene Adler (Rachel McAdams) and her mysterious benefactor, Professor Moriarty (the Sherlock novels' longtime nemesis). He dispatches with her for betrayal (if you watched any of the trailers, you knew that was coming). This sends a heartbroken Holmes out for vengeance.

The rest of the plot revolves around Moriarty trying to overthrow governments and people with old timey plastic surgery. The same camera tricks with slow motion and narration about what is going to happen as it happens is present again.

So long after I saw it, I find it hard to think back and think of any exciting set pieces. They were loud, but memorable, not so much.

Did you enjoy it?
Less than the first one.

Would you see it in theaters again?
Nope. I spent the extra money in D-Box and boy was it not worth it.

Would you buy it?

Would you rent it?

Would you watch it if you saw it was on TV?
Unless it was a marathon with the first one, no.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012