Following the success of the first Sherlock Holmes movie starring Robert Downey Jr. the studio quickly put A Game of Shadows in production. Fear not, this second Sherlock Holmes Blu-ray is no quick buck sequel. Almost everything works in this mystery including Jared Harrris as Holmes' greatest nemesis Professor Moriarty.
A Game of Shadows begins on the eve of Watson's wedding. Holmes is to be his best man but is distracted by a series of connection he sees between various violent events in Europe. He eventually comes across a well-respected university professor named Moriarty who may have something to do with it. The game is on.
The game includes a very intriguing Gypsy named Sim (Noomi Rapace).
Like the original Holmes with Downey Jr. this movie has a good blend of action, story, and interesting characters. This one does use the slow-motion scene trick a few too many times, especially for the sequence where Holmes and his companions are running in the German woods.
Overall Sherlock Holmes A Game of Shadows is a very good action mystery movie. Purists might have a problem with the number of action scenes but the story really holds water.
Special features for Sherlock Holmes A Game of Shadows Blu-ray include Maximum Movie Mode with picture in picture, storyboards, Focus Points on aspects of the film, an Ipad App you can sync with the movie for more info but it only works in the States, DVD, and Digital Copy