IMDb review link: www.imdb.com/title/a-game-of-shadows
It was 3rd January morning 10:15 AM; a 2$ ticket in my hand; seat number F 3; second block, fourth floor, BTM, Bangalore. More or less 32 people are sitting inside, 20 stuffs working outside the hall; two snacks shops; four security officers, including one woman officer; three ticket counters; two elevators and two escalators, one is coming up and one is going to down. This is the way of expression that I have learned from “Sherlock Holmes : A Game of Shadows“.
The film shows Sherlock Holmes’ superhuman intellectual brainstorming, meditation and precautions of every-single steps; before taken by his enemies. I think, Guy Ritchie’s version of Holmes is full of errors. The climax is started in the beginning,
Professor Moriarty: Are you sure you want to play this game?
Sherlock Holmes: I’m afraid you’d lose.
Professor James Moriarty, the role is played by Jared Harris is an unforgettable villainy. Holmes’s elder brother, Mycroft Holmes was expected more roles that was missing. The ‘slow wits’ and puns are the only entertainment, that at least make the audience laugh.
Dr. Watson: Did you just kill my wife?
Sherlock Holmes: I timed it perfectly!
The movie is primarily based on the short story “The Final Problem” by Sir A.C. Doyle and also from many of the other Sherlock Holmes stories: “The Sign of Four”; “The Greek Interpretor”; “Valley of Fear”; “The Speckled Band”; “The Dying Detective”; “Bruce Partington Plans”; “The Adventure of the Creeping Man” and “The Second Stain” are included in one single motion picture. Isn’t it sounds idiotic?
Sherlock defeats Professor Moriarty by pulling him over Reichenbach Falls, with both of them falling to their apparent deaths. Holmes is later shown to have survived. This was meant to be the final Sherlock Holmes story, “The Final Problem” by Sir A.C. Doyle.
Robert Downey Jr.’s 1992 biographical role on Chaplin is noticed in Holmes. It is not exactly that I read and imagine about the literary character of Sherlock Holmes. Calculations, actions and re-actions are overdosed. There are many abstract and unnecessary clips broke the central story, was totally unexpected. Cinematography is like an artistic boon of modern technologies. Here science, arts and literature are brilliantly juxtaposed.
Sherlock Holmes riding a pony, “Slow and steady wins the race” is a good wit and moral. Overall “Sherlock Holmes : A Game of Shadows” is entertaining.