Wednesday, October 3, 2012
Saturday Night At The Movies: Sherlock Holmes A Game of Shadows
This week's movie from my unviewed movie pile is Sherlock Holmes a Game of Shadows.
Here we have Sherlock going against Moriarty in a deadly match of twisted minds. The two characters have so much in common yet one has chosen good and one evil. That is my take on things anyway.
This film was slower and darker than the original. It seemed that there was no way Moriarty could lose the battle, yet he did at the last.
The only humor in this one derived from the "bromance" between Holmes and Watson, which wasn't enough to carry the film.
Throughout, it seemed as if everything weighed against Sherlock and company which creates for me an uncomfortable viewing experience, I always want to know that there is hope and that the bad guys have some flaws. It just seemed Moriarty and his sharpshooter couldn't be beaten, and somehow the ending did not lift the gloom that permeated the film.
Hoping the next is lighter and a more clever mystery.