Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows is a worthy sequel to the previous film. I read a couple of reviews saying the plot was too complicated. This surprises me because I would have though most people who saw the first film would understand that you are not meant to be able to fathom the clues. The whole point is that he is so amazing he can string a bunch of trivial things together and come up with some outlandish conclusion. The more ridiculous the better as far as I’m concerned.
This film is even more camp than the previous outing. There is definitely some bromance going on between Holmes and Watson. What with Holmes cross dressing and his brother (Stephen Fry) calling him Shirley, you get some totally Mr Humphries moments. The onscreen chemistry between Jude Law and Robert Downey Jr. is so good I imagine they would be a riot if you went down the pub with them.
A special note must be made of Stephen Fry’s hair in one of the scenes. It is all curled up at the ends and is truly a sight to behold. I was both cringing and laughing all at the same time. Perfect casting if you ask me.
If you loved the first one you’ll love this one. Great holiday fun.