Monday, May 18, 2009

Sherlock Holmes Like You've Never Seen Him Before

The trailer for Guy Ritchie's upcoming film Sherlock Holmes has been released to the internet. The film, which stars Robert Downey Jr., Jude Law and Rachel McAdams, is set to be released on Christmas day 2009. Below you'll find the trailer and my reaction to it.

I was excited from the moment I heard Downey Jr. was set to play Holmes, a character who has never seen a film as large or grand as this one appears to be. From the looks of the trailer, it seems like this is going to be an enjoyable film for the masses. Lots of action and comedy for all to enjoy. Oh, and by the way, McAdams looks smoking, but that should be expected, no?

I'm only curious to see how this will do at the box office. Downey Jr's name is probably large enough to draw in an initial crowd of movie-goers. Couple that with some prime marketing and this should be one of the premiere films of the winter and holiday season.

It should be more interesting to see how Ritchie, best known for his fast-paced British cockney crime films like Snatch and Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels, adapts his typical and signature style of filmmaking to this, whose subject matter seems like a small precursor to the films Ritchie has become so popular with.

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