51 thoughts on “Sherlock Holmes Trailer Online

  1. First of all, I’m not sure there’s any proof from the trailer that we’ve got magic in this one. (The girl floating upwards could have just been an rewinding time sort of shot.)

    Second, I can’t say they’re necessarily changing Holmes’ personality from the trailer either. Downey Jr. can play any personality he wants to, so I think he’ll get Holmes’ brisk, logical, humorous personality down. In the books, Haole, Holmes did fall for one woman actually, partly because she was the only person he’d ever met who was ever able to outwit him – the character McAdams is playing.

    And third, as a fanatical Sherlock Holmes fan, (I enjoyed the Basil Rathbone films. Thought the Jeremy Brett Sherlock Holmes was by far the best ever done so far. And HATED ‘Young Sherlock Holmes’, HATED Rupert Everett’s attempt to be Holmes, and HATED James D’Arcy’s attempt to be Holmes.) – I think that this new Guy Ritchie’s/Robert Downey Jr.’s Sherlock Holmes looks absolutely awesome.

  2. This looks fantastic. I’m really excited to see this. I hope this becomes a blockbuster success. That way, he’ll get more freedom to maybe continue the rocknrolla story a little more.

  3. Looks great (despite the fact that it’s a literary disgrace, but when did that ever stop Hollywood?) Explosions, oversized hammers, Rachel McAdams… seems like New Holmes has got it all.

    I wasn’t expecting Downey Jr.’s Gandalf impression, either.

  4. That Slow Mo fight scene looks very similar to the brad pitt fight in snatch. That was the best part of snatch.
    Looks funny and good.

  5. I’m not sure what to think of this. I love RDJ and Rachel McAdams but I don’t know… I was just expecting something a little more… Holmes-y.

  6. Looks like they have changed the character of Holmes quite a bit… time will tell if it works. All the Holmes I have, he has no interest in women at all and finds them a distraction. This seems a bit too Tony Stark, however this is just a trailer and getting handcuffed to the bed becomes why he gets jaded about women.

  7. That looked pretty damn good. I’ve really been waiting for this movie and that trailer was even better than I was expecting it to be.

    …also, had no idea Mark Strong was in this and that was a nice surprise. He does a really convincing bad guy no matter what the movie is.

  8. LOL, this looks great. Can’t wait.

    I did expect it to be a little more serious, but I’m ok that it’s not, because it still looks like it’s going to be a really cool movie.

  9. Looks pretty good but hard to say after Jr’s last movie the soloist was a complete bust. He is an excellent actor and the cast looks good but can they make this work? Is this going to be more serious or more humble? Also, interested in seeing how this stacks up against Will Ferrell’s version.

    1. Well, if Will Farrel isn’t in the Will Farrel one, then I agree with you it will be interesting to see how the two stack up with each other. Otherwise, it’s hard to picture a Will Farrel movie stacking up to anything unless it is comparing how awfulness. That’s a biased view though, since I am not a Will Farrel fan; though I did like Stranger than Fiction.

      And I didn’t really get your “more serious or more humble” comment. Those are two things that tend to go hand in hand, not contradictions or opposites. More serious or more comical, though they can be done together, are opposites that better describe the possible state of a movie. Serious or humble does not, can you explain this? I like being educated. :D

  10. I think this looks really entertaining and looking forward to seeing it. As somebody else mentioned, I to am a huge fan of Young Sherlock Holmes, that was a great movie. This one looks like it is going to be a roller coaster style of entertainment, lots of fun without the depth. I’d like to see another Holmes movie made some time that goes a little more dramatic, suspenseful, and darker, maybe directed by somebody like the Hughes brothers. The setting they created for From Hell would translate over really well into a Holmes movie. For the time being, I am looking forward to this telling of Holmes being released.

    1. I can’t agree with you more. I was expecting this trailer to show the same kind of “flair” that Ritchie brought to us in Lock Stock, Snatch & the like. What I’m getting from this trailer is a typical action/comedy movie that brings back bad memories of Wild Wild West & the even more cringe-worthy Shanghai Knights. Suffice to say I’m unsure about this one, though Downey appears to be in top form as per usual.

    2. I totaly agree. However, I think that Wild Wild West had better performances. I don’t get why everyone is so excited about this movie. If you look past the fancy editing and explosions there isn’t much there. I think it looks completely hokey and silly. RDJ comes off as flat, a huge disappointment. This could be a great movie, but RDJ was definitely miscast. The only thing that might save this movie is Jude Law. Although I wouldn’t consider that to be an impartial comment. In my opinion all Jude has to do to deliver a stellar performance is smile.

  11. I liked it I don’t know what all the bitching is about…. It’s not supposed to be your grandfathers holmes. And it’s not supposed to be snatch 2.0 either. It looks good from what I can see so far.

  12. hmm. I’m starting to think Downey can only do one character. a smug dude with great comedic timing. All my knowledge of Holmes comes from Data’s experience in the holodeck on TNG… I guess I just didn’t expect it to be this goofy, I expected pure seriousness. I think the comedy will make this a forgettable and unimportant film, much like The Brothers Grimm. I can’t even find a way to articulate why I feel that way. it’s just a feeling.

    1. Please actually WATCH some of his movies before making such an inaccurate statement, Derek.

      As for this, I think it looks fantastic, although I doubt it’ll beat out my favorite Holmes movie, Young Sherlock Holmes.

    2. I’m a fan of Downey Jr.

      That’s a little harsh Rodney. Did I say I’ve only seen two of his movies?

      I was excited to see a change in character with The Soloist. It just didn’t happen.

      Look at his filmography… maybe its most prevalent in Kiss Kiss Bang Bang and up. But if you look at all of his characters id say I’m pretty accurate. Around 3/4ths of his characters are “smug dude with great comedic timing.”

    3. he’s said himself something along the lines about how he always has to keep his ego in check. All I’m saying is that ego filters through as smugness in his characters.

  13. I see some people saying that this isn’t serious enough or that it is too action packed for Holmes. This may be true, I can’t say as I have not read any books or seen any movies about him and only know of who he is based on reputation. However, in today’s cinema would a traditional action-dry, movie work? I don’t think so. I see this like star trek, just smaller. This may bring Holmes to the 21st century while still keeping him in the 19th. I think this looks good. Not a great epic movie, but a fun one that I would like to see.

    1. I share your opinion. Although I do agree with Hazmat, and others, that the trailer came off as odd. Oddness aside, I’m excited to see this sucker!

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      Um, I totally agree. This looked rad!

  14. Alright! This is gonna be awesome, I’ve seen all the old Sherlocks through the years, Basil Rathbone being the Best Hands Down. I have to say Downey is going to be up at the top of this list, if this trailer tells me anything ! Can not wait to see this!!!

  15. A bit too action-packed for Holmes. And I’ll say it again: Holmes doesn’t carry a piece. Never has. That’s Watson’s department. Great comedy though. I expected the dialogue to be a dryer. I think it’s quite good how they have them working as a proper team. Good accent. And what’s with all this magic business? So far this trailer doesn’t make for a good Holmes movie overall, but hopefully it will live up to expectations.

  16. Oh btw Hazmat, yes I expected more seriousness as well, kind of disappointing, but kind of good. As you can tell I really don’t know about this one but it still looks good to me.

  17. It looks good, it’s got that great Downey comedic timing, especially at the end. Great action, McAdam’s in that lingerie, but I agree with Hazmat, it does look a little weird……but still good

    1. For the most part it is speculative interpretation, but it is generally accurate.

      Holmes was a pugilist and an expert fencer (but didn’t rely on them as much as his deductive reasoning) and Watson wasn’t just a lapdog.

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