STORY – 1
DIRECTOR – 1
ACTOR – 1
MUSIC – 0
CULT – 1
VERDICT – 4/5
1) Sherlock Holmes foils Professor Moriarty‘s grand plan to instigate a world war among European countries by assassinating one of the ambassadors in a peace summit in Switzerland.
2) The action cinematography makes this movie worth watching. Even a mediocre story is elevated with slow-motion fight sequences and bullet-time scenes.
3) The movie can be deconstructed into major action scenes. The Watson’s bachelor party; Shootout On The Train; Arms-factory scene; Forest Chase Scene, and the climactic chess scene over Reichenbach Falls.
4) Stephen Fry as Mycroft Holmes was a treat.
1) The entire sub-plot with Noomi Rapace finding her brother was a drag.
Professor Moriarty: You see, hidden within the unconscious, there is an insatiable desire for conflict. So, you’re not fighting me, so much as you are the human condition. All I want to do is own the bullets and the bandages.