Robert Downey Jr and Jude Law return for another crime-busting adventure in Sherlock Holmes A Game of Shadows, once again directed by Guy Ritchie. The stylish direction from Ritchie and solid performances from the two main leads are what saves this sequel from being a total failure. I liked the first Sherlock Holmes film because of it’s ingenuity and trippy nature. A Game of Shadows does contain some surprises and finds ways to involve the audience into its story, but the overall product feels too forced and perhaps even dull for the most part. If anything, this film could have been half an hour shorter.
He was in Avatar, Terminator Salvation and Clash of the Titans, but nobody knows what this guy’s name is. (Ans: Sam Worthington). Luckily for Wrath of the Titans, Liam Neeson and Ralph Fiennes (Lord Voldemort!) is here to add some credibility to what can be called a 90-minute video game cutscene. Watch as people run around screaming one another’s names (“Zeus! Zeus!” “Perseus! Perseus!” “Hades! Hades!”), as well as giant monsters creating chaos all over the place. Wrath of the Titans is definitely less embarrassing than Clash of the Titans, but this lackluster fantasy tale is lacking an interesting story and likable action star.