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What to know: Sherlock Holmes (Robert Downey, Jr.
Recommended age 13-18
129 minutes
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Are you into action films? The Sherlock Holmes sequel is out in theatres now. Sherlock Holmes and his sidekick Dr. Watson try to kill their foe, Professor Moriarty because Holmes believes he is linked to a number of recent crimes. They discover that Moriarty invests in companies in England owning cotton and other goods. He plans to start a war so that there will be a high demand for the goods, so he can make a fortune. Will Holmes succeed in preventing this war? The cinematography of the movie was impressive. Several action scenes were filmed in slow motion, making it more thrilling. However, the lighting of the movie is gloomy, and it doesn't really match the tone of the movie since it is a combination of action and adventure with a dash of comedy. The storyline of the movie didn't quite work for me either. Although the film is like "Mission Impossible" in the 19th century, it's a bit hard hearing what the characters are saying since they have a British accent, and the plot gets confusing at some parts. I did enjoy the ending of the film though. It was interesting watching the director's comparison of the face-off between Holmes and Professor Moriarty to a chess game. I recommend this film to teens 13 and up, especially to fans of Sherlock Holmes. If you have a sharp eye and keen hearing, then you might find Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows intriguing. Reviewed by Gabriella Chu, KIDS FIRST! Film Critic, age 15.
Sherlock Holmes (Robert Downey, Jr.) and his longtime trusted associate, Doctor Watson (Jude Law), take on their arch-nemesis, Professor Moriarty (Jared Harris), with the help of Holmes's older brother Mycroft Holmes (Stephen Fry) and a gypsy named Sim (Noomi Rapace).
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