Warner Bros has released the trailer for Guy Ritchie’s Sherlock Holmes. The film stars Robert Downey Jr as the Bakers St. detective, Jude Law co-stars as Dr. John Watson, Rachel McAdams plays Holmes’ love-interest, “the deceptive” Irene Adler. And Mark Strong plays the film’s villain Lord Blackwood, an industrialist who “holds sway over a cult of dark-arts practitioners and claims to possess supernatural powers, is linked to a series of murders.”
Look, trailers can be misleading and all that, but this has the whiff of yet another Guy Ritchie style-over-substance affair. Which is a shame. There’s an overabundance on the comedy versus action ratio; I guess I was hoping for some sort of Victorian noir and not another Pirates of the Caribbean-with-detectives.
Oh well, at least there’s the trademark slow motion fighting segments. Okay, I’m just trying to talk myself into this one. I know it’ll be fun, but doesn’t Sherlock Holmes deserve more than this? Especially with RDJ as the lead?