Friday, 6 January 2012

That's not fair

Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows

Much the same as the first one. It emphasizes Boys Own adventure stuff over actual detective work and feels more like a James Bond film than a Sherlock Homes one but is mostly pacy and fun.
Jared Harris is good as Moriarty, feeling a worthy foil and making for a good climax. Moran (much, much different to how I had just read of him in Kim Newman's excellent Moriarty short stories) gets the best line as the Holmes and Watson bits often fall to silly business with little genuine wit.
Noomi Rapace is horribly wasted, an interesting actress given nothing to do.

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