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Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows – Ritchie’s Second Victorian Romp Darker But Still Fun!

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Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows is almost as much fun as it predecessor but it may have been a mistake using Holmes’ greatest foe – Professor James Moriarty [The Napoleon of Crime] – so soon.

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MOVIE REVIEW: Sherlock Holmes – An Engaging Trifle That Mixes The Supernatural and Steampunk!

Let me be perfectly clear – although I’ve read the Holmes canon several time, and fifty or sixty [or so] of the multitudes of Holmes pastiches, I am not a Baker Street Irregular. Still, I would imagine that most Irregulars would find much to enjoy about Guy Ritchie’s take on Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s immortal creation – but they would likely also [like me] find some jarring errors that do, indeed, detract from what is, essentially, a fun diversion.

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One of the more egregious goofs concerns Dr. John H. Watson’s [Jude Law] first wife, Mary Morstan [Kelly Reilly], whom Holmes meets – in the canon, at least – while in the company of the good doctor. Not so here – though, as if to make up for that blunder, Ritchie’s Morstan has the kind of steel to her that attracted Watson in the canon.

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