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.