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Movie Preview: Guy Ritchie's Sherlock Holmes

Movie Preview: Guy Ritchie's Sherlock Holmes

It would be an understatement indeed to say that we haven't seen Sherlock Holmes quite like this before. As this new trailer shows, Guy Ritchie's big screen Holmes story is full of action, violence, and good-looking people. There are quippy lines a-plenty (it is Robert Downey Jr. in the lead role and Guy Ritchie in the director's chair, after all) and elements of silliness — all of which rounds out to be quite a funny and heart-poundingly tense mystery.

As you'll see in the preview, this Holmes is more of a roguish fighter than a contemplative guy chewing on his pipe. Together with his partner Watson (Jude Law), the detective engages "in a battle of wits and brawn with a nemesis whose plot is a threat to all of England." Sherlock Holmes opens Dec. 25. To check out the trailer,

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ringssinger ringssinger 6 years
To all the skeptical: First of all, I'd like to know when a Robert Downey Jr performance has EVER disappointed in his 25-year career. That said, I have read all of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes books, and this version is being faithful to many things the film performances were not. Among many other things, Irene is the only woman to have ever gotten underneath Sherlock's skin (so to speak!); he was a practiced martial arts expert and an accomplished musician with a brilliant mind. RDJ is all of these things. As for being "fat"-ha! He weighed 165 lbs of pure muscle from martial arts workouts, strength training and an almost completely vegetarian diet during filming and was in perfect physical shape for Sherlock as can be seen in the many promos (let's leave the cocaine addict reference alone--it's obvious). Anyway, I had my rant. RDJ will be a marvelous, edgy, brilliant Sherlock, and this movie is going to rock!
jazzytummy jazzytummy 6 years
Jeez, people, chill.Nothing is right or wrong here. You have a preference for the "standard" Holmes based on the books....to each his own. For me, it is just a movie and there to entertain me...I am not passing literary judgment on it. Good Lord. RDJ rocks..cannot wait to see this. Will hold me over until Iron Man 2 comes out in 2010!
jazzytummy jazzytummy 6 years
Jeez, people, chill. Nothing is right or wrong here. You have a preference for the "standard" Holmes based on the books....to each his own. For me, it is just a movie and there to entertain me...I am not passing literary judgment on it. Good Lord. RDJ rocks..cannot wait to see this. Will hold me over until Iron Man 2 comes out in 2010!
Desert Desert 6 years
Anonymous @ 7:24 pm - Eh? I was rather ambivalent about this movie at first, but now I can't wait to watch it. RDJ is a very different Holmes to be sure but the movie looks very entertaining and that last quip at the end of the trailer was gold. :)
Desert Desert 6 years
Anonymous @ 7:24 pm - Eh? I was rather ambivalent about this movie at first, but now I can't wait to watch it. RDJ is a very different Holmes to be sure but the movie looks very entertaining and that last quip at the end of the trailer was gold. :)
californiagirlx7 californiagirlx7 6 years
Oh my gosh, this looks incredible! I can't wait.
raieven raieven 6 years
I can't wait! I love the silliness and the action. I was hoping it'd be out sooner though :( Also, Rachel McAdams looks so good in that outfit! Makes me feel better about my thighs.
blondie829 blondie829 6 years
this is going to be awesome
blondie829 blondie829 6 years
this is going to be awesome
girlnone girlnone 6 years
I'm sorry, but though it might be an entertaining movie...that's NOT Sherlock Holmes. I was skeptical about Guy Ritchie's bare-knuckle boxing version of the detective, and it looks just as ridiculous as I feared. I'll stay at home and watch the Jeremy Brett DVDs, thanks.
mediaddict000 mediaddict000 6 years
I can't wait! Action, comedy, and drama? Looks awesome.
Quirks4me Quirks4me 6 years
Ooh I agree also Countess!
Quirks4me Quirks4me 6 years
Ooh I agree also Countess!
sherylynne sherylynne 6 years
This looks good. I've been looking forward to it for a while already...*sigh* and December 25 is so far away. But I know where I'll be that night! *blows kisses at Jude*
sherylynne sherylynne 6 years
This looks good. I've been looking forward to it for a while already...*sigh* and December 25 is so far away. But I know where I'll be that night!*blows kisses at Jude*
jenintx jenintx 6 years
i wasn't so sure about this movie but the trailer looks awesome! i think i like the new take on sherlock holmes.
Allyace Allyace 6 years
It looks so good! RDJ and Jude Law were perfect choices.
redchick152 redchick152 6 years
yay, i'm excited for this!
redchick152 redchick152 6 years
yay, i'm excited for this!
JessaG JessaG 6 years
I second that Countess.
JessaG JessaG 6 years
I second that Countess.
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