Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows (2011)

This is a solid movie. In 1891, Irene Adler (Rachel McAdams) delivers a package to Dr. Hoffmanstahl - payment for a letter he was to deliver to Gypsy fortune-teller Simza. Hoffmanstahl opens the package, triggering a hidden bomb that is prevented from detonating by Sherlock Holmes (Robert Downey, Jr). Moriarty's men attack Watson and Mary on a train to their honeymoon. Holmes, having followed the pair for protection, throws Mary from the train into a river below where she is picked up by Holmes' waiting brother, Mycroft. After defeating Moriarty's men, Holmes and Watson travel to Paris to locate Simza.

Although influenced by Arthur Conan Doyle's short story "The Final Problem", the film follows an original story and is not a strict adaptation. The score was composed by Hans Zimmer.

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