Thursday, December 22, 2011

On the Loose and With a Pipe

Finals are now over and I am excited to be able to share more adventures, musical notes, random tattoos and outfits with you, my fellow followers. Unfortunately, my posts won't  be as consistent as they were before school started...So on that note: lets roll with the movie review I have been wanting to post...
on the loose & with Holmes' pipe
This past weekend I was able to go with some friends to see Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows.
I did see the first one when it came out so when the beginning credits rolled there was hope that it would be at least equivalently exquisite as the first one. Man, was there a surprise.
This movie continues where the first one left off: Lord Blackwood is captured and all of a sudden unrelated murders start to occur in Europe. Sherlock Holmes, (Robert Downey Jr.), investigates this and concurs that there is someone behind these murders. Of course, Mr. Watson, (Jude Law), ends up joining him in the investigation despite wanting to start his new life as a husband and potential father. As the movie continues, things get intense when Holmes ends up figuring out that the mastermind behind the murders is just as skillfully smart as he is. 

Although this movie is action, adventure, and crime, it is also a movie that deals with the psychological. The way in which Holmes is able to figure out who this mastermind, Professor Moriarty (Jared Harris), is and how he works is magnificent. The scene where he meets with the professor and the whole conversation instigates an official move of metaphorical chess moves. I am not going to say anything in specific more about the scenes so as not to be accused of spoiling (lol).

yep, things are about to happen
But if you watched the first one and liked it, you would definitely love the sequel. There is more exploration with special effects and some theatrics that accessorize the movie instead of dominating it. However, if you are seeking romance and a naked Robert Downey Jr. you will be a bit disappointed because that won't be happening as much as it did in the first one. Nevertheless, you will be laughing with the theatrics and comical humor of Robert Downey Jr. playing Sherlock Holmes that you won't find in the original books. I give this movie a 4 thumbs up and an urgent recommendation to watch it.

Til next one,
Miss Bobo
Watson says "what?!"