I saw this after A Dangerous Method, and like I said in the Last Movies thread, I felt as though the series was missing an entire movie. Not that this one was missing a few scenes, but an entire movie was missing to make the characters make sense (including Moriarity and the underused Stephen Fry as Mycroft). I couldn't tell if Watson and Holmes had been working together for years since the last adventure or if they just had a mild acquaintanceship- neither answer makes complete sense to me. And the scene when Holmes meets Moriarity could have been done so much better. It also wasn't really well done. It was one of the most "let's rush to the next action set piece" movies I've seen in a long while, and characters will just disappear until they are needed. The quirky wittiness that made the first one decent was pretty much completely lost. Somehow, Watson's chick was the best character in the movie.