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First ‘Sherlock Holmes’ Trailer is a Bit of Brilliant

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As one of our Most Anticipated Movies of 2009, Sherlock Holmes has never been far from our gaze. If Robert Downey, Jr wasn’t enough of a draw, the story concept seemed solid, and all of the promotional materials so far have been excellent – only furthering our anticipation. The trailer will be “debuting” on Yahoo in hi-def later on tonight, but it’s already sneaking its way around the internet. And as you may have guessed, we’ve got it for you.

And now, the trailer. One we’ve all been waiting for:

It’s fantastic. Exciting, adventurous, funny, and with Rachel McAdams in a bustier, definitely sexy. It’s good to see all of those elements coming together for what should be a really entertaining film.

Still, maybe the Holmes purists will find something at fault with extrapolating the character to be more than just a dapper crime-solving genius. The humor is a bit stronger than in the novels, and it’s obviously getting a modern-day action treatment, but does any of that really matter if the movie is amazing?

The only semi-complaint I have is the weird-looking slow motion that takes place during some of the sections. Everything looks brilliant up until that point where it looks like Zack Snyder hopped into the editing bay for a sequence. Of course, all is right again with Holmes attempting to get a maid to remove the pillow covering his crotch to grab the key to his release. I’m writing that one down for my next date night.

As long as this thing focuses on a solid mystery alongside all of the bells and whistles, the witty jokes and sex humor, I’ll be more than fine. So far, it’s promising to be a fantastic flick.

What do you think?

A veteran of writing about movies for nearly a decade, Scott Beggs has been the Managing Editor of Film School Rejects since 2009. Despite speculation, he is not actually Walter Mathau's grandson. See? He can't even spell his name right.

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