Robert Downey Jr. re-teams with Jude Law as Holmes and Watson in the latest Warner release, "Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows."
In the new film, Holmes goes up against his arch nemesis, Professor James Moriarty, played by Jared Harris. The two "cat and mouse" each other as the good Professor spins his web of evil throughout merry old England.
Calling the shots, once again, is Guy Richie, who digs deep to find the pacing needed to bring this to its proper boil. Richie’s use of camera, slow motion and compression actually works better here than it did in the first film.
"Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows" balances itself well between its stars and although Robert Downey Jr. is the primary force for the plot, Jude Law’s Dr. Watson has several well-placed key moments as well.
Overall, I am betting you'll like this sequel as much (if not more) than the first outing.
I'm giving "Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows" a B. It’s rated PG-13.