Robert Downey Jnr and Jude Law Introduce New ‘Sherlock’ Movie

Sherlock Holmes: A Game Of Shadows

Let’s be clear, it’s a big enough planet for there to be two adaptations of the work of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle in progress at the same time, and for both of them to be great in their own way.

If you want maddening genius, bickering and a forensic mind which has developed at the expense of other skills, such as basic human charm and tact, you’ll want Benedict Cumberbatch and the BBC series, which is coming soon.

If you want explosions, charisma, fighting, AND maddening genius and bickering, it’s the Robert Downey Junior/Jude Law adaptation, as directed by Guy Ritchie. Each has their place.

With that in mind, here’s the trailer for Sherlock Holmes: A Game Of Shadows, with a few explanatory comments from Messrs Law, Ritchie, and Junior:

Here it is:

Either I’m very easily pleased, or the bullet-time cannon fire through the trees is amazing.

Fraser McAlpine

Fraser McAlpine

Fraser has been writing and broadcasting about music and popular culture for over 15 years, first at the Top of the Pops website, and most recently for the NME, Guardian and MSN. He also wrote BBC Radio 1's Chart Blog and reviews albums for BBC Radio 2. He is Anglophenia's current resident Brit, blogging about British slang and running around the Mall taking snaps of the crowd at the Royal Wedding, as well as reigniting a childhood passion for classic Doctor Who and cramming as much music in as he can manage. Fraser invites you to join him on Twitter: @csi_popmusic
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