This new, longer trailer for Guy Ritchie’s Sherlock Holmes showed up on YouTube this morning, but there’s nothing I hate more than a YouTube video with the embedding disabled, so I waited for someone else to rip it and now I’m using that. Oh I’m sorry, was I boring you with details? God forbid you actually take an interest in how my day was.
I thought the old cut of the trailer looked more promising, where Robert Downey takes a puff on his pipe and immediately jumps out of a window. In this one, they show him running across the room and commando rolling first, and it seems less goofy and slapstick and more “serious action movie.” But aside from that, and the generic-action-epic music, it still looks mostly comedic. Which is the right direction when you’re dealing with Robert Downey Jr. beating people up with a cane. I remain cautiously optimistic. But I swear to God the first person to call it a “bromance” movie is getting punched in the throat.