"What sort of game is that, eh?" [DYIN]
The sequel to Sherlock Holmes, heretofore only known colloquially as "Sherlock Holmes 2" or in the IMDb as "Untitled Sherlock Holmes Sequel" now has a name.
Since it involves Professor Moriarty, one might conjecture that the title would be something along the lines of Sherlock Holmes: The Final Problem or Sherlock Holmes: Reichenbach Falls. Or something inspiring and thrilling, like some of the titles from the Rathbone-Bruce days in the 1940s: Sherlock Holmes - Dressed to Kill, Sherlock Holmes: the Spider Woman, or Sherlock Holmes Faces Death. As we said, thrilling. Exciting. Classic Sherlock Holmes.
Well, Warner Bros. are treating us to an explosive sequel, certain to continue the action-packed elements of the first. And they're backing that up with a title to match: Sherlock Holmes: a Game of Shadows.
Or perhaps better put by the sages at E! Online: By Jove, Sherlock Holmes Sequel Has a Lame Title! They even include a slideshow on the worst sequel titles, capped with Breakin' 2. Reminds us of when Wessex Press held the sequel to their Gillette to Brett conference in 2007. We joked that they should have called it Gillette to Brett II: Electric Boogaloo.
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