The makers behind the movie were quick to pick-up on the chemistry and Tumblr-approved ship of RDJ and Jude Law.
The movie leans on this throughout the film with innuendos. In one train sequence where Watson is on a honeymoon, Sherlock disguised himself as a lady, pushes Mary of the train, and later on says “Lie down with me Watson”.
That’s all pretty much what the movie has. The slow-mo Matrix shtick gets tiring after getting constantly used in a barrage of action scenes that leaves little for actual detective work. Holmes goes through the case with the power of foresight instead.
The female characters are shuffled out of the way to accommodate their bromance. Newcomer Noomi Rapace plays a gypsy who turns into a chaperon as the two men squabble along the way, which makes up most of the dialogue in the film.
Stephen Fry makes an appearance but only to help establish the “relationship” between the two leading men, calling Holmes “Shirley”. Ultimately what makes the plot move along is the archenemy Moriarty who is always one step ahead of Holmes.
The sequel is a fun distraction as long as you’re invested in the bromance bordering on queerbaiting of RDJ and Jude Law.
Sherlock Holmes: Game of Shadows
Sherlock Holmes: Game of Shadows is an overblown bromance between RDJ and Jude Law.