Robert Downey Jr. and Jude Law, or Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson in this case, face a new super-villain set on destroying the world in "Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows."
Set in 1891, Holmes and Watson square off against Professor Moriarty (Jared Harris), who has cooked up a scheme to pit various European nations against each other in hopes of benefiting from the demand for weapons. A gypsy fortune teller, played by Noomi Rapace, tags along. Rachel McAdams, Holmes' love interest in the first film, also makes a brief appearance. Guy Ritchie once again directs this film, turning Arthur Conan Doyle's classic literary character into the star of a likely Hollywood blockbuster.
The film is loud, there are plenty of explosions, and there is that predictable banter between the two leading men. It is Sherlock Holmes 2.0 -- more of the same, just bigger and louder than the first film.
Sherlock Holmes is supposed to be really smart, distinguishing him from every other crime-fighter. Now, thanks to Hollywood, he's turned into just another action hero. So the flick-o-meter gives "Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows" a three out of five. The chemistry between Downey Jr. and Law is still good, but it is starting to get a bit repetitive.
"Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows" can be found in our Smyrna-Vinings Patch at AMC Parkway Pointe 15 at 3101 Cobb Parkway. Daily Showtimes are at 10:15 a.m., 11:10 a.m., 1:10 p.m., 2:05 p.m., 4:05 p.m., 5 p.m., 7 p.m., 7:55 p.m., 9:55p.m., and 10:50 p.m.
After the Movie:
If you check out this flick Friday, afterward don your tackiest apparel for the Atkins Park Tacky Sweater Christmas Party at 8:30 p.m. Santa offers up drink specials and cash prizes for the three tackiest sweaters. DJ Bigg H will be making his triumphant return to Atkins Park tonight and of course, Executive Chef Jason Monroe brings tastes from Louisiana, plus unique techniques that offer guests a variety of flavors.