I went into the theatre for this movie knowing that it would be just a fun romp with Guy Richie’s interpretation of the turn of the 20th centuries’ most valuable Consulting Detective. Game of Shadows left off almost exactly where the first movie ended. It is the eve of Watson’s marriage to Mary and as the best man, Sherlock is to take Watson out for one last night of fun. Even though Watson is leaving Holmes, the chemistry between the two characters acted by Robert Downey Jr and Jude Law is impeccable. Of course nothing goes as planned at least not for Watson, and he is brought to his wedding drunk and hardly able to stand. With the help from his best man, Watson’s marriage goes through with out a hitch.
That is where the happiness ends and the danger begins…Sherlock meets Moriarty, and Moriarty give’s a not so subtle threat to Watson’s life. Sherlock rushes off to save his now married friend and convinces him to do one last adventure with him.
The movie takes you across Europe and into weapon factories that foreshadow the coming war in Europe (no spoilers there). We meet Sherlock’s brother played by Stephen Fry and surprisingly enough if you have read the books you will know what happens in the end.
This movie has no flashy 3D animated effects or any heart wrenching story about a boy loosing his horse; however it is fun and enjoyable for the entire family.