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The Sherlock Holmes Trailer

By Dustin Rowles | Trailers | May 19, 2009 |

By Dustin Rowles | Trailers | May 19, 2009 |

And alas, the trailer for Guy Ritchie’s Sherlock Holmes, though the movie doesn’t come out until Christmas. The tone isn’t exactly what I was expecting — it’s breezily dark, if you will. Sort of Guy Ritchie’s style mixed with the tone of Mr. and Mrs. Smith. The costumes and settings are period, but the look and feel certainly is not (Sherlock Homes and slo-mo? Who’d have thought). It’s also more comic than I was expecting, which has to put a little damper on the Will Ferrell/Sacha Baron Cohen version of Sherlock Holmes.

Still: Robert Downey, Jr. looks and sounds great, even if it’s not the Sherlock Holmes you might be accustomed to (he’s kind of a cad). Rachel McAdams suits the part, though Jude Law seems a little off. It’s probably the authentic English accent — so troublesome. It’s going to be PG-13, and it’s going to be slightly family friendly, but all things considered: I’m stoked, even if it is completely bastardized.

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