Sherlock Holmes TV Trailer

Published 4 years ago by , Updated February 10th, 2012 at 8:47 am,

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A new TV trailer has appeared online for Guy Ritchie’s Sherlock Holmes, which simultaneously stays true to the character source material as well as putting a fresh spin on it (in combining both, for example, Ritchie is implementing Holmes’ little known martial arts background).

The new trailer may look pretty similar to the previous ones we’ve seen (particularly the last international trailer), but in the last third it differs significantly, including showing us some new funny footage of Holmes experimenting on a dog. That’s all I’ll say (it’s not what it sounds like, I promise!).

Stepping into the shoes of Sherlock Holmes is Iron Man himself, Robert Downey Jr., who looks to have absolutely nailed the role (does he ever not?). Joining him is Jude Law as Holmes’ faithful sidekick, Dr. Watson, Mark Strong as the film’s villain, Lord Blackwood, and Rachel McAdams as love interest, Irene Adler. At first it seemed like a strange cast, but the more we see of the actors in their respective roles, the more I think Ritchie’s assembled cast is pretty much perfect.

Without further ado, take a look at the new trailer for Sherlock Holmes, courtesy of The Movie Box (thanks to Latino Review):

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SHERLOCK HOLMES TV TRAILER

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More than the cast (particularly Downey Jr.), what surprised me most about this new Sherlock Holmes outing was the fact that Guy “Snatch and Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels” Ritchie signed on to direct it. He’d be one of the last people I would have thought of if asked to name a list of directors who would take on the classic detective character. I’m definitely intrigued to see how he’s handled Holmes – the footage we’ve seen so far looks great, IMO – after working mostly in the funny-gangster-flick genre so far.

What do you think of the latest Sherlock Holmes trailer? Are you looking forward to this movie, particularly with the cast and director it has?

Sherlock Holmes hits theaters Christmas Day, 2009.

Sources: TheMovieBox (via YouTube) and LatinoReview

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  1. Eeey wassup Holmes?

  2. I usually enjoy watching RDJ and Jude law but this looks out of place for them. Looks like just a paycheck but I hope I’m wrong.

  3. I’m a big RJD fan, but I have to say that it made me uncomfortable hearing him try to affect a smoothly delivered and convincing british accent…
    The action stuff was cool, but the dialogue seemed forced.

  4. I don’t understand the purpose or necessity of a shirtless fight scene in a Sherlock Holmes movie. Sure Holmes is skilled in fighting but shirtless fight scene? Come on. Lame cliche

  5. I love the new trailer. Looks fantastic. Robert Downey Jr. always does an impressive job. He is a multi-talented and gifted actor. I don’t feel that his accent is forced at all. He actually sounds exactly the same as Jude Law in their scenes together and Jude is British. There truly seems to be no difference. In Chaplin, Robert mastered several different types of the British language to portray Chaplin. I think that Jude and Robert play great off of each other. The two must get along well together, because the friendship tends to carry over onto the screen. I think Ritchie picked the right cast for the movie. They all seem to play great off of each other. I look forward to seeing it. This looks to be a fantastic film.

  6. once again… thank you youtube for NEVER securing rights on your videos!

  7. Huge Downey Jr & Guy R fan and I have to say that when they announced the team-up I was not sure about it, but the trailers have sold me so far. I am very excited and cannot wait to spend christmas eve at a midnight showing!

  8. After doubting whether RDJ and Guy Ritchie could possibly make the iconic detective more interesting, the new Sherlock Holmes trailer has me intrigued enough to want to go see it.

    Yep … I’m so there! :)

    @annonymous…

    I didn’t think Robert’s British accent sounded forced at all. He did pretty well in Chaplin and Restoration (am I the only one who saw that movie?), so I have no problem with his accent.

  9. I haven’t seen this trailer but based on the comments its awesome!!! ;-)

    Seriously I’m going first day on this film. That is if I can sneek out of work…

  10. I thought this was a terrible idea when i first heard, but eveything i have heard and seen fills me with confidence, and the possibility of Brad Pitt playing Moriarty is genius. This could end up being a classic! Plus anything with Rachel McAdams in is worth watching, shes so pretty…

  11. @790…

    I’m not going to see Sherlock Holmes on Christmas or Hew Year’s weekend, ’cause I’ll be away, but … I think I know who I’ll be spending my birthday with, though… ;)

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