Sherlock Holmes: A game of shadows
Director: Guy Ritchie
Starring: Robert Downey Jr., Jude Law, Jared Harris, Noomi Rapace, (the ubiquitous) Stephen Fry
In the sequel to Sherlock Holmes, the intrepid sleuth (Robert Downey Jr.) attempts to thwart the plans of the fiendish Prof. Moriarty (Jared Harris) with the aid of his old friend, Dr. Watson (Jude Law) and a mysterious Gypsy fortune teller called Sim (Noomi Rapace. The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo,). Bit ‘same old,’ but watchable for all that. The action is gripping and a treat to watch, thanks mainly to the work of production designer Sarah Greenwood and costume designer Jenny Beavan. Can Sherlock unlock the mystery and save Europe, well you need to see the movie to find out. Good performances though from the cast with Jared Harris particularly outstanding as the malevolent Professor Moriarty.