I found Guy Ritchie’s Sherlock Holmes to be a fun, if mindless action mystery romp, and while the film itself had its flimsy moments, you’d be hard-pressed to deny the comeradery and charm of the duo of Robert Downey Jr. as Holmes and Jude Law as Watson. Add Jared Harris and Noomi Rapace to the cast for the sequel, Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows, and I’m willing to bet this will be a grand old time that you won’t have to think about too much. In fact, there doesn’t seem to be any indication that this film will actually have a mystery at its core! Make what you will of that. Personally, I’m looking forward to it, even if I don’t expect a masterpiece.
Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows comes out December 16, 2011.