Sunday, December 18, 2011

Sherlock Holmes: Game of Shadows

SF: The intro had me musing as to whether or not this sequel could compete with its predecessor. Sadly I can't say that it does. Plenty of things I liked - lots of action and humour but it lost me in the middle, which can only be a bad thing. Still above average. 6/10

50 Eggs: I couldn't keep up with the finer points of the plot, although that may be because they weren't actually there, I'm not sure. However I liked the film, and I loved the 'brain-off' between the protagonist and his nemesis at the end. Unlike SF, I preferred this to the prequel. 7.5/10

DonkeyB: Much better than the first. It's more of a 19th century Bond film than a detective story. There were far too many sloooooow dooooooown thhhhhhhe actiooooooooon shooooooooots, it becomes tedious quite quickly I found, and I was midly irritated by the "look at the book about horticulture, and here- [look look] dead flowers on the window sill" set-up early on. A kind of Guy Richie way of making his audience feel smart- well they're not smart if they need their food cut up into bite size pieces and their squash served in a sippy cup. I'm going to get in trouble for this being too long. 6/10

Overall - 6.5/10


50 Eggs said...

DonkeyB, your review is exactly one sentence too long.

Simboid said...

I'll cut the first one then

50 Eggs said...

Frustrating as that is, its also quite clever/funny so I'll let you off!