Actually saw this a few weeks ago on DVD. Being a big, big Sherlock fan (from the books), I knew not to expect anything even near Conan-Doyle’s work, but I did enjoy the first Ritchie film so I was expecting more of the same. But, but, but it was not even a patch on the first movie.
- To many daylight scenes. Didn’t play as much to the dark, smoggy, gas-lit mugger’s paradise that I suspect Victorian London / 19th Century Europe was.
- Plot a bit long-winded and boring.
- Moriarty, excellently played by Jared Harris, does not get nearly enough screen time.
- Robert Downey Junior’s voice is barely comprehensible (same as the first movie) and his accent STILL sucks. I really don’t know why this is, I mean he did such a great job in Chaplin.
I must say though, it’s still getting four chainsaws, even if it’s only for Holmes and Watson turning up at a wedding looking like casualties of the Boer war. That’s what a REAL stag party should do to you!