Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows

Name: Sherlock Holmes A Game Of Shadows
Year: 2011
Rating: PG
Running Time (minutes): 129
Description: Sherlock Holmes (Robert Downey, Jr.) and his longtime trusted associate, Doctor Watson (Jude Law), take on their arch-nemesis, Professor Moriarty (Jared Harris), with the help of Holmes’s older brother Mycroft Holmes (Stephen Fry) and a gypsy named Sim (Noomi Rapace).
Stars: Robert Downey Jr., Jude Law and Jared Harris
Genres: Action, Adventure, Crime

I still like this one better than its predecessor. The story is much better and Robert Downey Jr never disappoints.

I decided to watch it on my 5.1 speakers for the first time, and what a great idea that was. Why is it that everything always needs to pound and thump like crazy these days? Even if Hans Zimmer isn’t doing it, trust the special effects to take over. I had to turn down the volume of the trout scene because apparently torturing someone is accompanied by lots of rumbling that probably alerted the whole of London. Surprised the neighbours aren’t asking me for explanations yet.

As for the score, I’m currently craving everything non-D minor. The themes are great, but watching this one after The Force Awakens was a rude awakening.

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