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Sherlock Holmes Trailer- What fresh hell is this?

May 19, 2009 By: Geek Category: Movies

51syO2Q49LL. SL500  Sherlock Holmes Trailer  What fresh hell is this?As much as I love Robert Downey Jr, I have a distinctly bad feeling after watching the trailer for Sherlock Holmes, in which he plays the titular sleuth opposite Jude Law’s Watson. I can’t shake the feeling that it looks a little too close to The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen (LXG -*shudder*) movie. Remember that aberration? I’d rather not. Unfortunately it looks like this version of Sherlock Holmes has missed the point of the character a bit.

The set pieces look very nice, and there are one-liners aplenty, but how about some substance too? Where is the subtle Sherlock Holmes that became a legend in Arthur Conan Doyle‘s stories? Where’s the detective work? Maybe the trailer is just a showreel type affair and there will be a plot and something interesting going on, but sadly from this I think we’re in for another LXG. I’ll be keeping an eye on this and will watch the film with interest before truly unleashing my vitriol.

Check out the trailer for yourself: Sherlock Holmes Trailer