Movie review: Sherlock Holmes: A game of shadows (2011)

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Sherlock Holmes: A game of shadows (2011) 
Movie summary: Our hero is back. There have been a series of bombings that the media believes to be politically related. Watson is about to get married and will not longer be a partner for Sherlock. On the night before his wedding, he finds Sherlock hiding out in his home in camouflage.  He suspects that Holmes forgot to organize his bachelor party. And indeed, the party seems to be an excuse for Holmes to do some snooping. He both get roughed up and look quite messy at the wedding on the next day. 
As Watson sets out on his honeymoon to brighton, Sherlock meets Moriety- the suspected cause of the latest series of bombings and genius. He bargains with Moriety to leave Watson alone but he refuses. So Sherlock goes and rescues both Watson and his wife. The pair then work together to solve the crime. They work out that Moriety is behind the bombings and he intends to create a war and to make money selling weapons. Holmes works out that in order to take Moriety out of the picture, he himself must also be removed. And they both leap to a watery grave? At the end you see Watson writing about Sherlock and types "THE END" but this is followed by a question mark typed by our hero!



My thoughts: Being true to the original tale both this movie and Sherlock, the tv series has the same themes. And what I love about films like this is, they give you just enough information, presented in a seemingly random way then piecing it all back together to make perfectly coherent sense. And let's face it, I'm a big fan of the actor! 

My thoughts about this film. I think there was a bit too much action and compared to the tv series, it lacked the time for suspense building. The characters and Holmes abilities really stole the show. 

I wrote a post early about not putting a question mark where God has put a full stop. But the opposite can also be true, don't put a full stop where God has put a question mark. It's so hard though. People ask me, how do I know if God has put a full stop or a question mark in front of me? I can't tell you. Really can't. But the bible does give people some pretty specific advice at times. For David, he asked if he should attack- sometimes God will give you the green light- do it. Other times, God will give you a detour. But if we ask, he will answer. Great and unsearchable things you do not know!

1Chronicles 14: 
When the Philistines heard that David had been anointed king over all Israel, they went up in full force to search for him, but David heard about it and went out to meet them. Now the Philistines had come and raided the Valley of Rephaim; 10 so David inquired of God: “Shall I go and attack the Philistines? Will you deliver them into my hands?”
The Lord answered him, “Go, I will deliver them into your hands.”
11 So David and his men went up to Baal Perazim, and there he defeated them. He said, “As waters break out, God has broken out against my enemies by my hand.” So that place was called Baal Perazim.[e] 12 The Philistines had abandoned their gods there, and David gave orders to burn them in the fire.
13 Once more the Philistines raided the valley; 14 so David inquired of God again, and God answered him, “Do not go directly after them, but circle around them and attack them in front of the poplar trees. 15 As soon as you hear the sound of marching in the tops of the poplar trees, move out to battle, because that will mean God has gone out in front of you to strike the Philistine army.” 16 So David did as God commanded him, and they struck down the Philistine army, all the way from Gibeon to Gezer.
17 So David’s fame spread throughout every land, and the Lord made all the nations fear him.


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