First Sherlock Holmes Trailer is All Kinds of RDJ Goodness

Let’s face it, when we heard that Robert Downey Jr. would be starring as Sherlock Holmes in Guy Ritchie’s version of the famous sleuth, didn’t we all know it was going to be one hell of a ride? At once action-packed and funny as hell? Well guess what, we were all right, because this first trailer for “Sherlock Holmes” is everything we expected — comic booky “end of the world” stuff intermingled with RDJ comedy and action. Yes, I’ll say it: Guy Ritchie might have finally made a movie that I’m willing to actually pay to see.

Detective Sherlock Holmes (Downey Jr.) and his stalwart partner Watson (Law) engage in a battle of wits and brawn with nemesis Lord Blackwood (Mark Strong) whose plot is a threat to all of England.

Starring Robert Downey Jr., Rachel McAdams, Jude Law, Mark Strong, Kelly Reilly, Eddie Marsan, James Fox, Hans Matheson, and William Hope. Guy Ritchie (“Snatch”) directs.

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