As much as I adored the first Guy Ritchie-directed SHERLOCK HOLMES (who wouldn't? Victorian London at its steampunkiest, Ritchie action sequences choreographed with the intricacy of a period ballet Robert Downey, Jr starring in the lead, Jude Law's Watson for class and panache, a coterie of Great Britain's best character actors, and the always delectible Rachel McAdams) both Martin and I actually liked — make that LOVED — the second film in the series even more.
Called GAME OF SHADOWS, it ramps up all of the above, yet tightens the dialogue so that Holmes and Watson's tete-a-tetes are much more than tongue-in-cheek wordplay. It doesn't hurt, either that they've added the inniminable Stephen Fry to the cast, as Holme's brother, Mycroft. I love his smugness, especially whenever he tweaks kid bro "Sherlie…"
Ah, if only all bromances were this witty!
Out with the penis and titty jokes, in with bon mots between bon vivants,
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