The trailer for the new Sherlock Holmes film starring Robert Downey Jr. as Holmes and Jude Law as Watson has now been released. It is as expected very different from any previous Holmes film and I must admit it does look pretty exciting and I’m sure I will enjoy it. There is plenty of action, which doesn’t bother me as I do like the moments of action in the stories and there does seem to be a lot of comedy between Holmes and Watson which again is very appealing.
I hope there’s more mystery and detective skills in the film than is shown in the trailer and I also hope that they’ve included aspects of Holmes’ dark side, such as his drug addiction as that would add another layer to his character. It’s understandable that they may have only left the action and the comedy in the clips, so as to attract more of an audience. We’ll have to wait and see.
One thing that did annoy me was that they seem to have crowbarred a scantily clad woman into the story as a bit of love interest for Holmes, but I really hope there’s more to it than that and I’m just being cynical, because I thought Watson was the lady’s man (with ‘an experience of women which extends over many nations and three separate continents‘) and Holmes had a bit of an aversion to women! I’m guessing that she may be written along the lines of a Bond girl: to seduce Holmes in order to stop him getting to the bottom of whatever mystery she’s trying to hide. Again, I’ll just have to wait till the film comes out later in the year.