I really enjoyed Guy Ritchie and Robert Downey, Jr.’s take on Sherlock Holmes, and so must a lot of other people as the second movie is ready to roll out in December.

Sherlock Holmes has always been the smartest man in the room… until now. There is a new criminal mastermind at large—Professor Moriarty (Jared Harris)—and not only is he Holmes’ intellectual equal, but his capacity for evil, coupled with a complete lack of conscience, may actually give him an advantage over the renowned detective.

When the Crown Prince of Austria is found dead, the evidence, as construed by Inspector Lestrade (Eddie Marsan), points to suicide. But Sherlock Holmes deduces that the prince has been the victim of murder—a murder that is only one piece of a larger and much more portentous puzzle, designed by one Professor Moriarty.

Mixing business with pleasure, Holmes tracks the clues to an underground gentlemen’s club, where he and his brother, Mycroft Holmes (Stephen Fry) are toasting Dr. Watson on his last night of bachelorhood. It is there that Holmes encounters Sim (Noomi Rapace), a Gypsy fortune teller, who sees more than she is telling and whose unwitting involvement in the prince’s murder makes her the killer’s next target. Holmes barely manages to save her life and, in return, she reluctantly agrees to help him.

The investigation becomes ever more dangerous as it leads Holmes, Watson and Sim across the continent, from England to France to Germany and finally to Switzerland. But the cunning Moriarty is always one step ahead as he spins a web of death and destruction—all part of a greater plan that, if he succeeds, will change the course of history.

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3 Comments

  1. Dboy Mugg
    July 13, 2011 at 12:21 pm — Reply

    EXCELLENT!!

  2. Inkhorn
    July 14, 2011 at 10:29 am — Reply

    I loved the first one. As long as it is not in 3D I might go see it in the theater. I am very picky about what I will see in the theater as my theater is disgustingly filthy, very poor audio and visual quality, and overpriced, but the popcorn is good.

  3. July 16, 2011 at 12:12 am — Reply

    I knew I’d like the first one but was shocked at how much I loved the film. I’ve been hoping they were going to actually make a sequel (and if it’s as good possibly even a trilogy!)

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