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Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows

Pull out your pipe, dust off your magnifying glass, and get ready for a rollicking adventure.

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Surprisingly for a sequel, Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows, starring Robert Downey Jr., and Jude Law, has gotten better ratings than their first foray into detective work. This is likely due to the wide breadth of story possibilities and characters to pull from Arthur Conan Doyle's original stories. In fact, two famous characters from the novels make debut appearances in this movie, Sherlock Holmes's brother Mycroft Holmes played by Stephen Fry, and the infamous villain Professor James Moriarty played by Jared Harris.

Guy Ritchie has focused more attention on the story, less on camera tricks, while still maintaining strong action sequences. Holmes ability to survive a four-against-one fight, explosions and fireworks, and dodging artillery rounds while racing through a forest will satisfy hardcore action buffs, while an excellent plot, strong acting and character development fulfills the needs of even the staunchest critic. The movie includes various elements from the original stories, including the famous encounter with Moriarty in The Final Problem from The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes, and Holmes knack for disguises from The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, and The Sign of the Four.

With a third movie currently in the works this is a perfect time to brush up on Holmsian lore with Conan Doyle's original stories.

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The Adventures and Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes.
Paperback, Hardcover, Kindle.
The Complete Novels of Sherlock Holmes.
Paperback, Hardcover, Kindle.

 

 

 

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The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes.
Paperback, Hardcover, Kindle.
The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes.
Paperback
, Hardcover, Kindle.
A Study in Scarlet.
Paperback, Hardcover, Kindle.
The Hound of the Baskervilles.
Paperback
, Hardcover, Kindle.

 
 

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