Sherlock Holmes trailer online
While his home country was asleep Guy Ritchie delivered something of a surprise to the world, the trailer for Sherlock Holmes, and what he delivered has three big surprises.
First of all it's fun, secondly it's very light on what you would call the Ritchie trademarks, and lastly it looks really good. As they said with Star Trek (Filmstalker review), this isn't your Father's Sherlock Holmes.
This time, I think they might be right for all the right reasons.
Sherlock Holmes sees Robert Downey Jr. playing the eminent detective with Jude Law his famous counterpart, Dr. Watson. Add to the mix Mark Strong playing the fiendish character of Lord Blackwood and co-starring Rachel McAdams, Kelly Reilly and Eddie Marsan.
This Sherlock Holmes is taken from the original source material though, he's not the quiet thoughtful detective we see used in most detective stories on film and television, this one is hands on, he's a master at various things including some hand to hand combat, and yes, he does play the violin, and Watson is no slouch either.
There's more action in these characters and story, and if the trailer is anything to go by, that's something that's going to make the film damn good.
I love the element of humour in there too, there's a dry sarcasm which is so true of us British, and everybody loves Downey Jr. so how can we not enjoy that performance? It could also mark a strong resurgence for Law too.
Oh, and of course the effect this could have on Guy Ritchie, proving that he's not all about the London gangster film, although this is still very close to his core, and hopefully paving the way for some other not so comfort zone films such as The Gamekeeper.
You can see the trailer over at Yahoo Movies [Flash:480p:720p:1080p] or watch it below.