Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows – Movie Review

Movie Title: Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows


Film Critic: Goher Iqbal Punn

Cast: Robert Downey Jr., Jude Law and Jared Harris

Director: Guy Ritchie

Writers: Michele Mulroney and Kieran Mulroney

Genre: Action, Mystery

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Guy Ritchie, the famed director returns with his latest offering, ‘Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows’. The movie was well in news prior to the release. The 2009’s Sherlock Holmes was a hit thus Guy used the same formulaic style with the sequel ‘Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows’ but adding the interesting elements more in this outing such as the squirting of extra dose of action, larger sets and brilliant plot to work on in addition to many other things used in the latest version to spice the audiences up with the mesmerizing effects.

The story is fabulous and lets the viewers enjoy the frames on screen. The script is a class apart. The writers Michele Mulroney and Kieran Mulroney deserve huge applaud for creating such a fabulous and effectual screenplay that binds the viewers till the climax. There are many nail biting moments too, which raise the spirits of the audiences. The execution of the script on the celluloid by Guy Ritchie is simply awesome and wonderful from all aspects. Ritchie has shown his expertise that he can make the sequel even more powerful than the original.

Ritchie re-envisaged the classy character of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle in the original and now with Robert Downey Jr. bringing in as Holmes and then Jude Law roping in as sidekick Dr. Watson, he churned out the sequel.

Guy Ritchie’s Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows is somewhat based around the famed Holmes story ‘The Final Problem’.

The film talks about Holmes (Downey Jr.) who is on the lookout for the Professor James Moriarty (Jared Harris), who is the villain of the flick. To get at Moriarty, he needs help of his longtime associate Dr. Watson, who is going to tie the knot, but Holmes requests him to join in the bandwagon on the final mission prior to his marriage. Initially he denies but getting reluctant, he at last agrees with Holmes’ request. The two then embark on the journey to seek the man across the globe.

The script is the true life of this film that is super attractive. Hardly any, you find the flaws in it. Additionally the creative man Guy Ritchie with his dexterous mind executes the script on the celluloid that allures the audiences from tip to toe. The movie is expected to hit the jackpot by winning the praises from all sections of the masses.

A good box office business can be predicted for the flick. The cinematography is a work of art that is eye-pleasing. The locales are well captured.

Final Verdict by the Critic:

On the whole, Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows has potential to raise the spirits of the audiences. The movie will touch the heights of fame. A well-executed flick, it has to be viewed.

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