Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows

Rated 3.0

The famous detective franchise fronted by director Guy Ritchie and Robert Downey Jr. keeps things entertaining but loses a little steam. Sherlock Holmes (Downey Jr.) faces off against the evil Professor James Moriarty, who looks to drag the entire world into war and profit by it. Of course, Watson (Jude Law) is sleuthing right alongside Holmes, and the two actors still have fun screen chemistry. Noomi Rapace, the original Girl with a Dragon Tattoo, is a nice addition as a gypsy with a troublesome brother, and Rachel McAdams makes a brief appearance. This sequel has a tinge of “been there, done that” and doesn’t really distinguish itself from the original. Still, Downey Jr. is good for a bunch of laughs, and Ritchie does manage some exciting fight scenes.