Review – 3 Stars
by Kyle St John Peters
If I could sum this movie up in a word, I would choose fine. It’s fine. The first film was a great romp in a similar vein to ‘Raiders of the Last Ark’ and this second film is basically just more of the same. It retains everything that we loved about the last one, from the unique style, to the fight scenes, to Downey Jr.’s great take on the character. The chemistry between Law and Downey is also as spot on as ever.
Unfortunately though, what is the film’s strength is also it’s weakness… it’s the same as the original. Guy Ritchie has brought a whole lot more of the same, without really shaking it up. In fact, the plot is a bit shaken up, and a little too convoluted for my taste compared to the clear cut original.
The whole thing just feels a tad unoriginal and has relied a little too much on gags to get the humour across – Downey Jr. in dress up does eventually get old! That said however, if you liked the first one, go and give it watch – it’s not bad.