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Sunday, June 17, 2012

Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows Blu-ray/DVD Combo Review

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Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows Blu-ray/DVD Combo Review

Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows Own it on Blu-ray™ Combo Pack or Digital Download 6.12.12 Be sure to check out the free Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows movie app for iPad2 or Kindle Fire. The app synchs with the Blu-ray disc to  start exploring the rich and exciting history of Sherlock Holmes.

Synopsis: Robert Downey Jr. reprises his role as the world's most famous detective, Sherlock Holmes, and Jude Law returns as his friend and colleague, Dr. Watson, in Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows. Sherlock Holmes has always been the smartest man in the room... until now. There is a new criminal mastermind at large - Professor James Moriarty (Jared Harris) - and not only is he Holmes' intellectual equal, but his capacity for evil, coupled with a complete lack of conscience, may give him an advantage over the renowned detective. Around the globe, headlines break the news: a scandal takes down an Indian cotton tycoon; a Chinese opium trader dies of an apparent overdose; bombings in Strasbourg and Vienna; the death of an American steel magnate... No one sees the connective thread between these seemingly random events - no one, that is, except the great Sherlock Holmes, who has discerned a deliberate web of death and destruction. At its center sits a singularly sinister spider: Moriarty. Holmes' investigation into Moriarty's plot becomes more dangerous as it leads him and Watson out of London to France, Germany and finally Switzerland. But the cunning Moriarty is always one step ahead, and moving perilously close to completing his ominous plan. If he succeeds, it will not only bring him immense wealth and power but alter the course of history.

Review: When the first Sherlock Holmes film came out I was skeptical.  I didn't feel like they could or would do justice to the characters and the mythology.    Low and behold, I eat my words as the first film was an absolute gem.  The first film's entire purpose, much like Batman Begins, is to set up the sequel!  Everything that you think is important in fact is just a gaff to distract you from the true plans of the ultimate villain...Professor Moriarty.   In this film, we don't just get a tease...we get the real deal.   A Game of Shadows picks up not long after the first film, with Watson getting married and Holmes still not dealing well with losing his best friend and partner.  Early on there is shocking death and the entire film is a mysterious web that must be untangled to reveal Moriarty's master plan.  This one is a thrilled, edge of your seat over the top fantastic film.  Its more of the great same from the first!  We cannot recommend this one enough.


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