SH - A Game of Shadows - Review. Kinda.
This is my poor review of SH- A Game of Shadows, which probably can’t be called “a review”, but still. Spoilers.
A Game of Shadow is the…crackiest movie I’ve ever seen. Probably, since I often act like a purist (when certainly I’m not), it’s even TOO MUCH full of crack for my tastes. Can the bromance fanservice be…too much? Does even “too much” exist when we talk about bromance? Or maybe, instead of “too much”, I might say “slightly too less subtle”. Whatever. Don’t take me wrong, I liked it, but I’m still a bit perplexed. I may even add the thought “hey, you didn’t leave us anything to speculate about! Leave something to our imagination, what will we make up now?!”.
I liked the plot. Really. Even with all its… well, free interpretations. And I laughed a lot during all the comical parts (the horse part. My GOD. With THAT music in the background XDDD). I keep on loving how RDJ portrays this unsual Holmes (it’s different from canon. Well, thank fuck, I can see for myself that it’s different: just get over it and enjoy the new interpretation, will you?) , I loved the always beautiful soundtrack and the great special effects…
My question is (always considering that I DID like the movie: I’m a slasher, so I know what I’m talking about, and a passionate canon lover at the same time): are people able to split between a good movie and a movie with a lot of bromance hints? Because all the positive reviews I’ve read are full of “gayest gay movie ever” comments and that’s pretty much the only comment they gave. And it’s pretty sad, you know, because the movie is full of so many things. If what most of the people notice is just the fanservice aura…well, something is not probably working too well.
…but then they dance and my mind is filled with drawings where Holmes whines “Mind your feet, doctor” while he tries to teach watson how to dance. But, uh, wait, is that John Watson, the doctor, the handsome womanizer soldier? Yeah, well.
…and THEN…A WILD FRYCROFT APPEARS! IT’S SUPER EFFECTIVE!!
…no, seriously, whyyyyyyy? XD
Ah, uh, I almost forgot. GO WOMEN. GO. YOU’RE ALL BAMF AS HELL. …but not you, Holmes. You sucks as a makeup artist. Shame on you.
So, yeah, it’s a…weird movie. Certainly not my favorite one, but let me watch it ten, fifteen hundred more times, I’ll be back with a way more complete judgement.