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Submitted by on May 20, 2009 – 10:18 am 6 Comments

I’ve been waiting for this trailer. Not only am I a deep-rooted Sherlock Holmes fan (devoured all the stories, short and long, by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle in the summer before 7th grade), I think Robert Downey Jr. is one of the best actors currently alive. One’s playing the other? I hyperventilated when I heard the news.

sherlock_holmes_posterAnd now the trailer is here. You have to tell me your first impressions because I’m not sure what to think. It’s all over the place for me. Some of it looks good—the on-location scenery, some of the action, Downey and Jude Law (as Dr. Watson) and Rachel McAdams—but some of it is questionable. Downey’s British accent seems uneven to me and so does the tone. Is it a dark, gothic action thriller or Forgetting Sarah Marshall, as indicated by the nude scenario at the end? (Update: Read review here.)




  • le0pard13 says:

    Great catch! Ritchie usually plays the comedic angle in his movies–in between the blood and mayhem, that is. And that is a great movie poster for the film, too. Cheers to the most psychic blogger I know ;-).

  • READER#9 says:

    Definitely not my childhood Sherlock, but it looks fun. Trailers are tough calls. Sometimes they really sell it and other times I’m left wondering what I am missing in the other room. I will withhold judgment until I see the next trailer. Good grab though, PCN!

  • Shelley P says:

    The trailer was very busy and I get what you say about it being all over the place, PCN. But I love the look of this and I doubt that I’ll give a hoot what Robert Downey Jr’s accent is like ~ he can do no wrong in my eyes {or anywhere else for that matter}!

    • Monica says:

      Doesn’t look too bad. If it’s roughly the same as the first one I won’t be too botrheed. The first wasn’t great but it was dumb fun for Christmas. Hopefully the decision to include Noomi Rapace won’t blow up in their faces because in the original Girl in the Fireplace film she was phenomenal. And come awards season she was shafted by everyone. Hopefully this film will give her some widespread attention and and will gain her another acclaimed role.

  • INeedUnguent says:

    Wow. Definitely not my father’s Sherlock Holmes, but looks fun.

  • Lizabeth Ann says:

    A “busy” trailer for sure. My guess is, that with RD Jr and Guy Ritchie direction this’ll not be disappointing.

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