Sherlock Holmes - A Game of Shadows

For some reason we didn’t see this when it first came out. Either we missed it, or it never even came to the distant outpost of Ayr. Anyway, we watched it on dvd last night, and we both enjoyed it. It’s a piece of hokum, of course, and the deductive skills of Holmes aren’t on display much. It’s much more an adventure romp, with plenty of action. Jared Harris is perfectly cast as Professor Moriarty, but Stephen Fry makes a miserable Mycroft, in my opinion.
I feel the franchise has moved even further away from the original Holmes concept, but as a piece of mindless fun, it’s good in its own way.
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