After watching this film for the second time I have concurred with my original opinion that this film is quite excellent, at least as much as the first film, but the only thing I dislike about this film spoilers is the scene after they break out of the weapons factory (the part where they run through the forest whilst being fired at). All of Guy Ritchie’s usual devices are in play here: the slow-mo, the fantastic editing, the wonderful sound and music – yet it completely destroys the momentum of the film at this point. We have been lead on a merry chase up until this point and then it dies, slowly into a pool of bullets slicing through trees and it is completely self-indulgent on the part of the director and a terrible way to lead us into the final act. oh well.
Robert Downey Jr’s Holmes is quite possibly one of my most favourite interpretations, he is simply faultless and is quite clearly at home working with Jude Law; they are utterly wonderful together. I do hope that Guy Ritchie teams up with Michele & Kieran Mulroney (and indeed the writers of the first film) for another instalment of Sherlock Holmes