Episode #40 – “Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows” & “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo”

It’s time for our first double review! That’s right, there’s so many films out right now that we would like to see, our only option was to fit two reviews into one episode! You’re welcome. First, we review “Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows” and then we move on to review “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo”. What did we think of these two films? Tune in to find out.

00:00 – Main review of “Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows”

17:44 – Spoilers section of “Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows”

26:19 – Main review of “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo”

47:19 – Spoilers section of “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo”

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4 Comments


  1. Battz says:

    I didn’t see the second one, but I need to defend the kungfu fighting style of Holmes. I think they captured a great steam-like quality of Holmes’ era by adding this worldly trait to him. Kungfu at this time was unknown to the western world and untested by our fighting styles. By him employing it in bare knuckle brawls, or at least how they did it in the first one, adds to his exotic demeanor and irregular way of doing things. It also suggests that he has been around. He went to the orient and studied their culture at some point. If you have to have block-buster action, I think it is the best way to go.

    • Matt Galo says:

      I like that perception of his fighting style. It definitely worked in the first one but in this sequel it looks kind of ridiculous. He looks like a superhero at some points. I think Dubin will back me up on this. I like the first film a lot and I liked the fighting style in that one a lot; the sequel left something to be desired in that department. Still worth checking out if you liked the first one, though…maybe.

      • Justin Dubin says:

        the kung fu was too much. Sherlock Holmes is not a kung fu specialist, he is a man of intellect who really solves crimes with his mind, not his fists. I want to see another remake of Sherlock Holmes as more of a mystery drama than this kind of stuff.

        • Battz says:

          Dubin, did you think the first one lacked Holmes intellect, as well? I thought all around, the first one was a successful reinvention of his character for film. He demonstrated his masterful skills of deduction and may have fought, but his fighting isn’t what necessarily solved that mystery. But alas, I will go see it and return with thoughts.


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