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'Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows' Is Bigger and Louder Than First Film

Robert Downey Jr. and Jude Law continue the "bromance" from the 2009 Sherlock Holmes film with a new installment involving a game of shadows.

Robert Downey Jr. and Jude 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 has cooked up a scheme to pit various European nations against each other in hopes of benefiting 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 the star of a likely Hollywood blockbuster.

The film is loud, there are plenty of explosions, and there is that predictable banter between the two leading men. It is 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 three out of five. The chemistry between Downey Jr. and Law is still good, but it is starting to get a bit repetitive.

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