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Trailer: Sherlock Holmes

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And now, presenting the trailer for one of my most heavily-anticipated movies of this winter:  Sherlock Holmes.  Starring Robert Downey Jr. as Holmes, Jude Law as Watson, and Rachel McAdams as…er, some scantily-clad woman.  And directed by Guy Ritchie, who’s way overdue for making a good movie again.  Cannot wait for this one.  Enjoy!

ETA: So apparently, I’m about the only person actively looking forward to this one.  I’ll admit that I could be overly optimistic; it certainly wouldn’t be the first time and likely not the last.  But it’s Robert Downey Jr., whom I love, and Guy Ritchie, who I have been known to love on occassion.  It looks like fun.  No, it’s not going to have much at all to do with the Doyle novels past the basic premise and characters, but they’re not pretending it does.  Well, I’ll go see it and let all of you Doubting Watsons if you should bother or not, how’s that?  :)

Written by Allen

May 22nd, 2009 at 4:19 pm

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  1. I dunno. There’s a stretch here from an intellectual englishman and a stuffy high society compatriot to… an unkempt lecherous adventurer geek? It’s trying awfully hard to be exciting, dramatic, and with the big babooms.

    Holmes meets Pirates of the Caribbean?

    Ala, I don’t know if I’d even bother with this if it weren’t for Robert Downey Jr.

    Looks like good fluff though :)


    22 May 09 at 5:00 pm

  2. It’s trying awfully hard to be exciting, dramatic, and with the big babooms.

    And it’s succeeding!

    They haven’t made any bones about what they’re aiming for here, and staying true to the Doyle source is not among their aims. I’d rather them be up front about that and let us know what we’re in for in advance. I’m looking forward to this one, mainly because of Robert Downey Jr., but also because I’m hoping Guy Ritchie brings the quality he misplaced a few films back.


    22 May 09 at 6:01 pm

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