Official AVForums Blu-ray Review: Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows

Simon Crust

Movie Reviewer
Reviewed by Cas Harlow, 30th May 2012.
I simply can’t get enough of the recent adaptations of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s evidently timeless Sherlock Holmes tales. I thought that things might have hit an over-saturation point what with Guy Ritchie’s stylish impressionist blockbusters dominating the Big Screen whilst Doctor Who reboot scribes Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss worked their magic with a modern reimagining for the small screens, but I love them both. Robert Downey Jr’s Sherlock Holmes, or Benedict Cumberpatch’s Sherlock – they are both superior takes on the same character, and both worthy of your undivided attention.

Of course, whilst there’s still money to be made, there’s no reason why you shouldn’t milk Doyle’s legacy dry, other than the fact that there’s a very real risk of rinsing the whole subject-matter. Perhaps the most unnecessary step in this direction is the upcoming US TV series, Elementary,...

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