Wednesday, July 11, 2012
Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows Review For Blu-Ray Elite!!!
Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson are back again for another fun, action-packed adventure in the Warner Bros. hit, Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows. Fortunately, I saw the first film of this series, so when Warner Bros.’s blu-ray elite team sent this over I was beyond overjoyed. Director Guy Ritchie is back with his innovative camera work and unique vision. Two time Academy Award nominees, Robert Downey Jr. and Jude Law are back as the witty, bickering duo. The film centers upon another great mystery that needs to be solved by the genius detective Holmes and righteous doctor Watson. This time they are up against their arch rival, Professor James Moriarty (Jared Harris) and have a little help from Holmes’s brother, Mycroft (Stephen Fry) and a gypsy, Sim (Noomi Rapace). Can Holmes and Watson solve the case before it’s too late?
Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows was a good film, but wasn’t nearly as good as the first one. This film wasn’t as funny, and a bit more confusing then the original. It has some funny moments, especially when Holmes is dressed up in ridiculous disguises and when he is being a bit over dramatic which always garners a laugh.
I love the look and feel of this film. Ritchie was able to create this gritty, vintage tone that articulates his artistic ability. I absolutely adore the way he shot certain scenes in slow motion and then fast forwarded them. Especially, the scenes where Holmes describes how he is going to fight, first the audience hears his voice over and then in slow motion we see each move he will make to take down his opponent. Ritchie had that in the original and I loved how he brought it back. The fighting scenes were awesome, mostly because of how it was shot with a slowed down pace, and then sped up which really added to the film. I also love how Holmes tries to solve the case, and the camera speeds up and zooms in to certain clues to try and help the audience solve it as well.
The acting in Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows is superb. Robert Downey Jr. was made to portray Sherlock Holmes. He is amusing, witty, and beyond captivating. He is an absolute delight to watch and see what he will do next. Jude Law is great as well. He’s funny, and virtuous. He is the perfect match for RDJ’s Holmes. The pair together is unstoppable and fun.
In conclusion, Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows is highly recommended for anyone who enjoys thrilling mysteries, action and a film that will constantly leave you guessing at the edge of your seat.