29 December 2011
Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows
It's hard for me to give a full review for Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows -- because I kept falling asleep during it. I guess that should be my review: I give it 3-4 cat naps.
It can't be all the movie's fault - I was sleepy (per usual) and had just eaten lunch. Get my old ass in a darkened movie theater in those conditions and it's all over.
So, given that I was falling asleep, especially in the beginning, I am no judge of plot. It seems to me there wasn't one, but I likely dozed off during any explanations/rationales. What I did enjoy were the visuals and the Robert Downey, Jr., which is exactly what I enjoyed about the first movie anyway. I was disappointed that Professor Moriarty was highly under-utilized. I mean, I qualify that remark with the fact that I kept falling asleep, but I highly doubt I slept during all his good parts. I love me some Jared Harris and I love me the idea that Moriarty is Sherlock's toughest opponent, but I just didn't feel that here. At all.
The movie's not a total waste -- I felt a little more refreshed when it was all over. Til it was time for a proper nap anyway.