New Sherlock Holmes film is elementary entertainment

Robert Downey Jr. and Jude Law continue the 'bromance' from the 2009 Sherlock Holmes film with a new installment involving a game of shadows. Downey and Law, or Sherlock Holmes and Dr.Watson, in this case, face a new super-villain set on destroying the world in… 'Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows'. Set in 1891, Holmes and Watson square off against Professor Moriarty (Jared Harris), who's cooked up a scheme to pit various European nations against each other in hopes of benefitting from the demand for weapons. A gypsy fortune teller, played by Noomi Rapace, tags along. Rachel McAdams, Holmes' love interest in the first film, also makes a brief appearance. Guy Ritchie once again directs this film, turning arthur Conan Doyle's classic literary character into, hopefully, a hollywood blockbuster. Its loud, there a plenty of explosions, and there is that predictable banter between the two leading men. Its Sherlock Holmes 2.0. More of the same, just bigger and louder than the first film. Sherlock Holmes is supposed to be really smart, distinguishing him from every other crime-fighter. Now, thanks to Hollywood, he's turned into just another action hero. So the flick-o-meter gives Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows a 3 out of five. The chemistry between Downey Jr and Law is still good, but its starting to get a bit repetitive. Hey, I'm on FaceBook. Head to "TheBrettSide", click like, and follow me.

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FlickeduP is a movie review show from a film critic who has been reviewing movies for many years. Brett Martin is a long-time member of the BFCA (Broadcast Film Critics Association). He has interviewed nearly every A-list movie star in the past 10 years.