Sherlock Holmes just shouldn’t be an action hero. It doesn’t fit the kind of genre and tone he is meant to function in, and it clearly doesn’t hold up on screen as being believable or engaging. While the direction isn’t bad, like the scene with the shooting in the forest, which in my honest opinion is just brilliantly shot, it’s just ill suited to the character. Also that ending makes no goddamn sense whatsoever.
Fun and exciting second entry in the latest Holmes series. Downey continues to mug a little too much but saved by Jude Law's Watson. Jared Harris did a great job as Professor Moriarty here and pretty much owned every scene he was in. Great effects, fun story, perfect popcorn movie.