Perhaps it would not be wisest of me to express my views about “Sherlock Holmes: Game of Shadows” in a language that certainly would not be able to fathom the impregnable English used in the movie. But these days I have been under a resourceful obsession of Sherlock Holmes watching the new age consulting detective in the series Sherlock and then the next week going back to the 19th century. So I may not be wise to write on this subject but certainly compelled to indite adroit of the man himself and at the same time of the makers of the both these stunning entertainers and not forgetting the creator of the character Sir Arthur Canon Doyle.
The art directors and costume designers of the movie provide us with the attractive and elusive view of the late Victorian era while our protagonist is from the end of the 21st century. His introspective and philosophical aspects are turned obscure by Guy Ritchie and has turned him into the moulds of ultra tough guys like Daniel Craig in James Bond and Indiana Jones who can endure pain and suffering at such an extent. Sherlock in this movies is agile, a good runner, and a skillful fighter. But the unique aspect that defines Sherlock Holmes is preserved when his theories of deduction are coupled with his fighting. He can guess the movements of his opponents before hand and the shots like changing the cartridges in the guns gives him advantage in his encounter with his enemies.
When it comes to the modern era Sherlock(in the TV series) most of the aspects from the works of Sir Arthur Canon Doyle remain intact and presented before us the same character with equipped with smart phones, laptops, internet and modern technology with Sherlock’s obsession with experimentation and his theories of deduction remaining the same. Modern time Sherlock goes with his website The Science of Deduction.
Game of shadows is more action packed than earlier one with the scenes of bombings and sequences from the ammo factory well shot. The frenzy is increased by the high speed editing of the shots where there is explanation of the executions of the plans by the professor Moriarty the long deduction theories. Hans Zimmer as always provides with elegant as well as meticulous background. Unlike the first movie the most emphatic factors like forensic test and sherlock’s obsession with the chemical experiment do not seem that evident in the second one.
Antagonists have always been crucial in Sherlock Holmes and this time around he faces the someone of his stature a person who has the ability outwit Sherlock himself a detective fast paced chess player Professor Moriarity. While watching the television version of the Sherlock Holmes one can see the antagonists like to play with Sherlock closely. Every episode ends with the close encounter between Sherlock and the villain. The sequence at the end of “The study in Pink” is quite dramatic as well as thrilling.
Jude law who plays the character and at the same time narrator in the movie looks more sensible and reliable chap who explodes over the outrageous behavior of his flatmate. In the television version of, we see a rather confused guy who assists Sherlock Holmes.
No matter how you improvise or adapt Sherlock to the new world the basic work is so magnificent that you ought to fell in love with it. At its heart is the process of “reasoning backwards” to infer the steps leading up to an outcome. In the stories, this process delivers impressive results, even if they are often a bit far-fetched. Lovers of Sherlock Holmes will always be grateful to the literary genius of Sir Arthur Canon Doyle whose character has made the Guinness Book of Records as the most frequently portrayed literary character in film history with more than 70 actors have played the role in more than 200 films.