About Sherlock Holmes
"Elementary, my dear Watson, elementary". However, Sherlock Holmes himself would agree that there is nothing elementary about the latest movie, Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows. With Robert Downey Jr. as the new master British detective, and Jude Law as his loyal sidekick, Dr. Watson; Sherlock Holmes has graduated from the elementary setting of Baker Street, to an elevated stage in movie theatres all over the globe. With his long- term associate and crime fighting partner, Dr. John Watson preparing for his imminent wedding to the lovely Mary (Kelly Reilly), Holmes spends his time prying into the affairs of his archenemy, Professor James Moriarty (Jared Harris). A series of "terrorists" attacks in Europe point to the devious Moriarty as the guilty party. As in the cartoon "Pinky and The Brain", Holmes discovered that Moriarty had ‘plans to take over the world"! When Moriarty disclosed that he considered Watson a target in his ongoing "war" with Holmes, it was bittersweet, as the recalcitrant detective got the opening he needed to get John involved. With more modern weapons than his trusty umbrella at his disposal, leaving Mary in the care of his brother, Mycroft; Sherlock, John and Madam Simza Heron set out to find her brother Renee. Holmes believed Renee would be a key factor if he was to defeat Moriarty once and for all. This quest plunged them into Sherlock Holmes' most dangerous mission yet. They discovered that Moriarty had not only bought an ammunition factory, but also concocted a devious plot to start an international war by killing political leaders in Europe. Even with Robert Downey Jr as the irascible Holmes, can he and Watson stop the equally clever Moriarty? I wonder what Sir Arthur Conan Doyle would think of the new Sherlock Holmes?