Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows- -
There is a new criminal mastermind at large--Professor Moriarty--and not only is he Holmes’ intellectual equal, but his capacity for evil and lack of conscience may give him an advantage over the detective.
Watson! It looks like a Sherlock Holmes movie is in the making. Professor James Moriarity wants to play a game…a game of shadows. Moriarty will succeed with his game of shadows unless Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson can stop him in time to save society as we know it. This family movie review sees great adventure in store for Holmes and Watson in Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows. This adventure will keep you on the edge of your seat until the very last scene as Holmes and Watson solve the web of conspiracy and their most complex case ever.
On December 16, you can be a part of the adventure, a great way to take a break from the busy holiday season. It is an adventure and has explosions, violence, fights, and of course, Sherlock Holmes smoking his iconic pipe. There are explosions and gunfire throughout the entire movie. The film technique makes them look like the gunfire and explosions in a video game. It is PG-13 and this family movie guide could not agree more. It would probably be OK for 10 and above, but not for the wee ones who might be scared by some of the scenes.
Robert Downey, Jr. does an excellent job of bringing this legendary detective to life. Jude Law is equally good as Holmes’s famous sidekick, Dr. Watson. Together they draw you into their fantasy world and battle Professor Moriarty (Jared Harris). The characters special effects, and every other element of the movie come together to take you on a wild two-hour fantasy ride.
This family move review thinks that this one is an excellent evening out with your preteens or young teens. The plot centers on a gypsy fortuneteller and the clues that she gets through divination. This movie is an action from the beginning to the end. This movie had a video game quality in the film techniques, using slowed action and effects that come right out of the screen during explosions and fight scenes. This may be too frightening for small children, but preteens and teens would enjoy it. Will Holmes and Watson be able to save society, or will Moriarty actually win this time? You will simple have to see the movie to find out, eh Watson?