I apparently liked this film more than a lot of Sherlock Holmes fans and film critics. It's very much like the first film for good and ill. Guy Ritchie still isn't as good or as revolutionary a director as he thinks he is, there are too many explosions and slow motion scenes, and Robert Downey, Jr., is still too short, too American and needs a shave. But...Jude Law is a great Watson. And if Downey isn't physically Holmes, he catches at least part of the character's spirit. The film offers a great depiction of the Holmes/Watson friendship. Stephen Fry makes a wonderfully eccentric Mycroft Holmes, although he, and the audience, are subjected to a pointless nude scene. And Jared Harris is a magnificent Moriarty. As evil as he is, I found myself anticipating his appearances.