SHH-FP-007 ROBERT DOWNEY JR. as Sherlock Holmes in Warner Bros. Pictures’ and Village Roadshow Pictures’ action-adventure mystery “Sherlock Holmes,” distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures. (Courtesy Warner Bros. Pictures)

Five better names for "Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows"

Guy Ritchie spends approximately zero hours reading Arthur Conan Doyle before naming his film's sequel

Drew Grant
February 17, 2011 3:49AM (UTC)

Robert Downey Jr. and Jude Law are teaming up for another bromantic action film loosely associated with Sherlock Holmes. We were hoping that this time around, director Guy Ritchie would think to include Professor Moriarty as more than just an ominous hand. Then again, considering that the title of the sequel was just announced as "Sherlock Holmes: A Game Of Shadows" this movie sounds less like a faithful interpretation of Arthur Conan Doyle's stories than it does the next film in the "National Treasure" franchise.

Besides "Sherlock Holmes: Anything Else," what would have made for a better title for the sequel? We came up with five names -- you come up with the rest.

  • "Sherlock Holmes: Turn Off The Dark"
  • "Sherlock Holmes: Adventure of the Missing Shirt"
  • "Sherlock Holmes: Hound of the Baskervilles + 30 minutes of fight sequences"
  • "Holmes"
  • "Sherlock Holmes and the 3D Stain"


Drew Grant

Drew Grant is a staff writer for Salon. Follow her on Twitter at @videodrew.

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