Shakefire writes, "Sherlock Holmes (Robert Downey Jr.) has always been regarded as one of the best detectives in Europe, despite his compulsive and eccentric nature. Towards the end of the first Sherlock Holmes film, we discover that Lord Blackwood was simply a pawn in a much bigger game, and that Professor Moriarty, a more intelligent and more cunning adversary, was the one responsible for the entire charade. Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows pits Holmes directly against Moriarty (Jared Harris). Unfortunately for him, this case won’t be such a walk in the park. Has Holmes finally met his match?"