Musafir Hyderabadion 11th Jan 2012, 7:39pm | Permalink
Reviewer needs to keep in mind that majority of the people who visit fullhyd (to read the editorial reviews) might not be well versed with the characters in the books. They probably would not care if it was an accurate adaptation of the book or not, as long as the movie manages to keep them on the edge of their seats. Keeping that in mind, I think the movie definitely deserves a rating better than 5.5! My personal opinion is that I enjoyed it almost as much as I enjoyed Hellboy (The Golden Army), if not more.
More than anything, I have admired the first Sherlock Holmes partnership between Downey Jr., Law and Ritchie for its ability to plumb the depths of Arthur Conan Doyle's original stories and create a version of Holmes that felt fresh and interesting while at the same time strictly adhered to canon. The baritsu fight from "The Adventure of Empty House" for example, became an essential thing about the more physical Holmes in the film.
A Game Of Shadows continues on that tradition, directly basing its plot on "The Final Problem". Holmes fans will know what this means - this film is....