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 is a British writer, broadcaster and the the author of the book Stuff Brits Like. He is Anglophenia's resident Brit blogger, having written BBC Radio 1's Chart Blog, the Top of the Pops website, and for NME, the Guardian and elsewhere. Favorite topics include slang, Doctor Who and cramming as much music into Anglophenia as he can manage. He invites you to join him on Twitter: @csi_popmusic
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