I don't know about you, but I'm a Sherlock Holmes fan. I adore the Jeremy Brett series, and the newest series is another favorite. So it's always great when a new movie/TV adaptation comes out. I admit, though, this isn't my favorite Sherlock series. Robert Downey Jr.'s Sherlock isn't the definitive portrayal or characterization, but that doesn't matter.
As with the first one, this sequel is a lot of fun. I'm actually surprised that it didn't get better reviews. I went into the movie theatre thinking I'd have lukewarm feelings about it, but when I came out, I was pleasantly surprised! There's fun action here, a compelling story, humor, some drama (but never too much), new characters, old characters, chemistry between the actors, and, of course, Moriarty.
It begins shortly after the end of the last movie. Watson is still getting married, and may I say I very much like his choice of wife? Well, I do. And Sherlock is on Moriarty's back, which causes trouble for everyone close to him.
Noomi Rapace is in this. She was a bit underused, but I'd rather see Sherlock and Watson, anyway.
So, if you're a Sherlock fan, and you liked the first film (personally, I liked it, but I don't love it), then see this.
My grade: B+