Must Watch: First Trailer for Guy Ritchie's Sherlock Holmes!

May 18, 2009
Source: Yahoo

Sherlock Holmes Trailer

We've been waiting to see this and it's finally here - take a look at Guy Ritchie's version of Sherlock Holmes, as lead by Robert Downey Jr. and Jude Law. Yahoo has debuted the first trailer, which will also be showing in front of Terminator Salvation this week. This actually looks a lot better than I remember from ShoWest. I really love the style and the action and intensity. I think they really ramped up the excitement and pulled out some of the comedy, which makes it a great fit for all those who are seeing Terminator this weekend. Anyway, I think I've said enough. Just fire this trailer up and let us know what you think!

Watch the first trailer for Guy Ritchie's Sherlock Holmes:

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You can also watch the trailer for Sherlock Holmes in High Definition on Yahoo

Detective Sherlock Holmes (Robert Downey Jr.) and his stalwart partner Dr. Watson (Jude Law) engage in a battle of wits and brawn with a mystical occult evil nemesis whose plot is a threat to all of England.

Sherlock Holmes is directed by British auteur Guy Ritchie, of Lock Stock and Two Smoking Barrels, Snatch, Revolver, and RocknRolla previously. The screenplay was co-written by Guy Ritchie, Michael Johnson, Anthony Peckham, and Simon Kinberg, and is based on Arthur Conan Doyle's characters first introduced in 1887. Warner Bros is bringing Sherlock Holmes to theaters starting on Christmas Day, December 25th.

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This movie look tight!!

dave on May 18, 2009


looks absolutley brilliant.

Stuart Mellor on May 18, 2009


I'm sold.

Cody on May 18, 2009


It looks really exciting! (Is it sad that I recognized the trailer music?)

HypotheticalDystopia on May 18, 2009


hope the accent works.

pinkSushi on May 18, 2009


rachel mcadams is freaking hot

nate on May 18, 2009


This movie is going to be awesome. I was really nervous but know I'm sold.

Dylan on May 18, 2009



Barnaby Barrilla on May 18, 2009


Guy Ritchie is the man!! cant wait for this one!!

tankmaster on May 18, 2009


This shall rock the socks off all!

xerxex on May 18, 2009


Beneath this pillow lies the key to my release...that is such a CLASSIC line...I love it.

Movies Rule on May 18, 2009


Haha that was great, I wasn't expecting that! Finally a Sherlock Holmes that I might actually enjoy. Plus I didn't know Rachel McAdams was in it, hell yeah! I'm there for sure, even tho I was disappointed by RockNRolla, I'm on bored for this one.

Richard on May 18, 2009


It's almost unfair how awesome Robert Downey Jr is.

Fuelbot on May 18, 2009


Guy Ritchie is the man!

Drax on May 18, 2009


Guy Ritchie is hit or miss with his films but looks like he hit the shit out of this one.

CLAW on May 18, 2009


The last line sold it to me.

nem on May 18, 2009


Sherlock Holmes as a billy club wushu fighting D&D Rogue class, with a dashing prissy Dr. Watson....This is so far from Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's classic master of deductions. This film SHOULD be called " Guy Ritchie's : Sherlock Holmes ". I love Downey Jr. in anything and even more adore Jude's style as an actor...if the villain is a solid one and I get an "Elementry my dear Watson" I'll be sold. I know Robert & Jude will be good in the film *SO NO HATERS ON MY COMMENT ;)* I'm just not sold on the overall direction of the film...Sorry, one trailer won't do it for me this time around. I'll have to wait and see the whole film before passing judgement.

Lazarus on May 18, 2009


HAHAHHAHAHAHA Hellyeah!!! Lovin it lovin it lovin it!!!

teyhtr on May 18, 2009


okay there were some frickin awesome lines in there!!! I can't wait to see this!!!

Scott McHenry on May 18, 2009


Looks very good, but it comes out a week after James Cameron's 3D sci-fi epic Avatar, I have a feeling it will be overshadowed a bit...

Chris G. on May 18, 2009


um.... this actually looks badass. high five sherlock.

mrmr on May 18, 2009


This looks GREAT as a movie, but i don't know how much it is "Sherlock Holmes." Almost feel like it can stand by itself without the name. This was a very action based trailer... but where does the detective/mystery solving/deductive-reasoning come in? Looks like a fine balance between comedy and action though, looking forward to this one.

Andy on May 18, 2009


Downey sure seems funny with that accent nevertheless... this looks really good

Florian on May 18, 2009


looks great, and rachel mcadams is as sexy as shes ever been

harrison on May 18, 2009


Looks great! Unstoppable by E.S. Posthumus is the song that makes the trailer perfect for me. I totally freaked out when I heard the song. XD I can't wait to see the movie.

Sari on May 18, 2009


looks sweet. I <3 Snatch/Guy Ritchie

Jim on May 18, 2009


How can you NOT like that trailer??? Can't wait.

Nick Sears on May 18, 2009


Don't know... I can't really say. Yes, it looks pretty good, but also the Rockanrolla trailer made me say "wow, this looks pretty good" and the actual movie ended up being a total crap.... Honestly, What would be the last Guy Ritchie really really really great movie?? My answer is: Lock, stock and two smoking barrels. After that we are talking about, what, other 4 mediocre movies? The numbers are against this movie! But anyway, let's hope for a good film...

leiner on May 18, 2009


geez. took them long enough! the trailer looks great, i think.

giraffic on May 18, 2009


hmm Trailer is gone??

sd on May 18, 2009


Wow that was good!

????? on May 18, 2009


One day, I will marry Rachel McAdams... and Robert Downey Jr.

A-Dog on May 18, 2009


Wow! Maybe for lack of in-depth knowledge on who is Sherlock Holmes and what he's capable of... I never expected S.Holmes to be such a james-bond-jason-bourne-brad-pitt-from-snatch type of character. I hope the movie will deliver the aspect why S.Holmes is S.Holmes, which is the detective/mystery solving/deductive-reasoning one... He's the "first" CSI if I may say and that's what I'm hoping for... the action sequence as a plus is not something that I could complain about though... Re: Trailer - I love the fist fight... It's like watching Discovery's Time Warp...

miracle disease on May 18, 2009


I am just so excited about this movie. It looks fantastic!!!!!! As always Robert Downey Jr. looks great!! He also is very talented. I really love the British accent. I loved his British accent in Chaplin also. He's like the man of many voices! It's so great he is able to reinvent himself so easily. I can't wait the movie looks fantastic!

Annonymous on May 18, 2009


It looks like a really good movie, but I really hate the trailer. I don't know why, something about it just bothers me. But I'd rather it be a good movie with a bad trailer than a bad movie with a good trailer.

Katie Doyle on May 18, 2009


I can't help but think this is a joke... shouldn't really be called Sherlock Holmes in my opinion. Might as well call it James Bond goes back in time. Meh that's really my only gripe with it, looks like a good action movie though.

Annonymous on May 18, 2009


This movie is gonna do for Robert Downey Jr, What Iron Man did... uh... for....yeah, right. Watch the fracken video. Downey+Law+Ritchie=Classic

MeBeE on May 18, 2009


OMG I lol'd at the part in the trailer when Robert Downey Jr. picks up the tiny hammer, and the guy he's facing has the HUGE-ASS one. This looks like an awesome blend of hotness (McAdams), comedy, fight-scenes, mystery, and explosions. I'm onboard, and honestly until we see some more of Avatar, Cameron can suck on this.

jman571 on May 18, 2009


this looks more comedic than a thriller...but i'll take it for what it is.

Matt Suhu on May 18, 2009


The action, humor, and music all kind of reminded me of the 1st Pirates OTC movie.

Kevin on May 18, 2009


Downey's British accent is terrible.

Farris on May 18, 2009


hahaha I'm a big fan of S.Holmes stories, and this is so far from the original character, Holmes' charm is more abour his deductive abilities than his action-hero acrobatics, although there are some fights here and there in the books, yet I can't remember any explosion... but still, I kinda liked this trailer, seems like it's gonna be a really cool movie

juanele on May 18, 2009


good s. holmes stories with RDJ should be sweet.

cat on May 18, 2009


Not feeling this at all. Too much emphasis on action, and not enough on plot. Hopefully new footage will prove me wrong.

Daniel on May 18, 2009


WHY do I have to wait until Xmas for this? WHY I ASK YOU? looks really fun...

-Peter- on May 18, 2009



NeoSlyfer on May 18, 2009


this looks so fucking stupid! Maybe if I wasn't so dumb i might enjoy this fuckery Serious rdj wtf? wtf?wtf? oh and rachel you're to blame to bitch!!! lol

ilikeandrewbird on May 18, 2009


HAHA it's like a pink panther movie with Downey as the classic Inspector Clussou or however you spell his name

Scott McHenry on May 18, 2009


Looks good....and I would do some seriously depraved shit to Rachel McAdams.

JohnnyD on May 18, 2009


Heh, finally a Holmes flick with shirtless fistfighting! Conan Doyle would be proud. Reading through the original stuff, I'm gonna have to say this is closer to the source material than it should be allowed to be. =P But just far off enough to seem like a pretty entertaining action movie, hey?

Phaw on May 18, 2009


I'm so ready for this!

Caleb on May 18, 2009


point break is better

real talk on May 18, 2009


Watching this trailer, I am reminded of From Hell with Johnny Depp.

discojellyfish on May 18, 2009


What is this? Shanghai Nights sequel?

AprilCoolsDay on May 19, 2009


The film looks promising and hopefully the "Madonna Curse" has been lifted from Guy Ritchie.

Dirty Dutchman on May 19, 2009


Wow that actually looks quite fun! I didnt think much of the pics... but the trailer shows it has character and I'm very impressed with Downeys accent... the man knows no limit. Basterd!

dom on May 19, 2009


the trailer looks good fun i cant wait when it comes out but his British accent aint that good its abit strange

movieboy on May 19, 2009


I was smiling the whole way through that! RDJ looks like he'll pull off another great job and he's got an english accent! finally an american who is willing to put on an accent!

Zehgut on May 19, 2009


the trailer isnt looking that amazing, but im STILL waiting for this a lot! 😀

coswell on May 19, 2009


That looks amazing! Not your father's Holmes N Watson. Looks like another Guy Ritchie classic.

K on May 19, 2009



N. on May 19, 2009


Looks good! Sherlock Holmes never really excited me, but this.. uh.. "re-imagination" of the character looks pretty amusing/entertaining.

Syphous on May 19, 2009


Just the one word 'fabulous' that it.

ishteaque on May 19, 2009


to the guy who noticed the trailer music HypotheticalDystopia what is the music when it picks up the pace?

lito on May 19, 2009


Someone tell me why this is called Sherlock Holmes or what is has to do with the books at all. Could be fun to watch though.

Shige on May 19, 2009


I can't believe you guys are gushing over this. It just looks a tad better than Van Helsing. So basically it looks like crap. Maybe it's a shitty trailer...? In any case my RDJ respectometer dropped a notch.

Mat on May 19, 2009


I'm with #29 and lots of others. I think the trailer probably showed all the best parts, but we can hope for the best.

CatieLee on May 19, 2009


I can honestly say that I didn’t saw this coming… Looks great, but so far from the original Sherlock Holmes books! Conan Doyle must be revolving in his grave… 🙂

Drived on May 19, 2009


Now that looks good!

Mohan on May 19, 2009


Definitely looks like a giant step forward for Guy Ritchie.

Brandon on May 19, 2009


When did Andy Garcia change his name to Mark Strong?

Zach Morris on May 19, 2009


#72 It is because...that is Mark Strong from " Stardust " and not Andy Garcia from many movies from the 80's - 90's - 00's. Wiki Mark Strong!

Lazarus on May 19, 2009


Truth, #53

Special Agent Utah on May 19, 2009


Looks Awesome

Chad on May 19, 2009


so i tried to give this a second chance, but i don't have anyy brain cells left after huffing all of those cans. it still looks dumb as all fucking hell

ilikeandrewbird on May 19, 2009


did this remind anyone else a little bit of Pirates of the Carribbean? at least the music did. looks awesome though!

Torti on May 19, 2009


Sucks that it's an action movie, but nice images.

Bob on May 19, 2009


I have to say, this just solidifies how brilliant Jeremy Brett was with the original work. They skewed from time to time but they stayed true to Holmes. Closest thing to approximate Holmes lately has been House( whole show is based on Sherlock Holmes including the substance abuse ). I like RJD, I like Jude Law, and I'm a fan of Guy Ritchie, but Sherlock Holmes this is not. Victorian era Bond, maybe. The one thing I will praise them for is not making Watson a bumbling sidekick-oaf.

Scott on May 19, 2009


Seems almost like a Pirates of the Caribbean-esque humor...

Will on May 19, 2009


Uh, when I click on the box, the box says that the video is not found. Can you fix that?

Ajax on May 19, 2009


I had no trouble. anyways, I love Downey Jr in his films, and will finally see him in the Soloist tonight, but this isn't Sherlock Holmes. this is an action movie. not a detective story. I'm sure it will be great though, but its not Holmes as I read and adored as a child.

dave13 on May 19, 2009


#73, I know, just making an observation about how similar they look.

Zach Morris on May 19, 2009


Hahahaha! While this looks like a fun film, it DOESN'T look like Sherlock Holmes. At all. It looks more like Hollywood wanting to start a cash cow.

Movie Fan on May 19, 2009


This looks like a fun movie but obviously Mr. Ritchie has never read a Sherlock Holmes story or watched any of the movies.... I'm sorry, but Robert Downey, Jr. could have made a great Sherlock Holmes, had he been given the chance. This is not the character at all. Based on the trailer, I'm greatly disappointed. Don't call this Sherlock Holmes - it is NOT.

zaftig7 on May 19, 2009


Guy Richtie...Good Job,i want to see more. You are a one of a kind actor indeed.

Fisherr on May 19, 2009



Fisherr on May 19, 2009


.....did anyone here actually READ the Sherlock Holmes stories?......sigh.... "Re-imagining" seems to be synonymous with turning works of classic literature into crap-action-one liner movies with no depth....

Blash on May 19, 2009


Look, it's okay, but seriously this is NOT SHERLOCK HOLMES. This is using a name to get people to go see a movie. Holmes used deduction and observation, and though was a massive cokehead (hence brilliant casting of Downey, Jr) rarely fought anyone. The proper movie would be more like a CSI episode without the BS and just going through the scene and players involved. And Watson as a bad-ass? Frankly, I'm really bothered with this. It's gutting an world-renowned character and making him the opposite of what Doyle envisioned. I don't mind taking a bit of creative freedom, but this is like making Atticus Finch a closet homosexual or making Allan Quartermain a black guy.

DC on May 19, 2009


Guy Ritchie + Robert Downey Jr + Jude Law + MARK STRONG............ *ded* this is going to be an amazing movie, whether or not they stay true to the literature.

Monica on May 19, 2009


Awesome trailer. Wrote about this on my blog. I'm a huge, huge Holmes fan and so excited to see the whole film. Not so happy for Rachel McAdams as Irene Adler though. Imagined her more of a Natalie Portman or Scarlett Johanson.

Standing On The Edge on May 19, 2009


I half expected Downey Jr. and Jude Law to start singing 'Bad boys, bad boys, whatcha gonna do?' at the end of this trailer. Maybe this looks like a decent buddy action flick (set in a period England), but I can't see much to do with Sherlock Holmes besides the name.

avoidz on May 20, 2009


brilliant shit downey jr. is amazing a must watch

alan on May 20, 2009


I hate that this is an action movie. When I heard that RDJ was doing sherlock holmes i really thought it was going to be a mystery or thriller. But as for Movies in winter go.. this will probably be pretty good.

Meatcarnage on May 25, 2009


Very nice.

Ryan on May 25, 2009


is it just me, or does this remind anyone of Wild Wild West with Will smith? If so, I'm really, really, worried for this movie.

B-HAN on May 26, 2009


ok this looks like i am gonna have so much fun watching this movie 😀 (and wisecracking, asskicking, casanova version of S.H. is kinda a fresh approach 😀 ) cheers

Burak "D'aequitas" on Jun 2, 2009


well, i am a sherlock holmes fan so i would like this movie wouldent i?

constantine on Jun 7, 2009


looks awful. whats wrong with you people?

Mac. M on Jun 15, 2009


I think this has serious potential. I am really looking forward to this as RDJ is on a winning streak.

mxr5150 on Jun 18, 2009


I was always bored by the PBS Sherlock Holmes, but I have to say Guy Ritchie's directing and editing, plus the addition of Robert Downey Jr., make this trailer KICKASS! Can't wait to see it.

scoo on Jun 18, 2009


Horrible. Sherlock Holmes was NEVER a manwhore. Somebody, somewhere along the line decided to make the character more like the actor. I believe Robert Downey, Jr. is a depraved manwhore. Read Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's works and you wouldn't believe Sherlock Holmes is a manwhore. I hate it when Hollywood adds something to a story, like sex, that does nothing for the plot. Sex was key in Basic Instinct. Sex has nothing to do with Sherlock Holmes, whose chararcter is an anal retentive intellectual who succeeds in solving mysteries or crimes whereas other detectives don't because he is smarter or more attentive than they are. Perhaps Guy Ritchie should have explored why a guy that bright is solving crimes instead of trying to make money by being an industrialist in the beginning of the Industrial Revolution.

Rosey on Jul 9, 2009


Not only was Holmes NOT a womanizer but he was also the exact opposite of one! He thoroughly distrusted women as a whole as clearly stated throughout many of the stories. He also was not involved with Ilene Adler at all romantically, also quoted in the books. And not only have those facts ruined this movie but also the simple fact that this is a disgusting modernized vision of heroism translated into fighting and action, rather than the intelligence and deductive abilities that characterized Sherlock Holmes entirely. This version has drained any originality of the Sherlock Holmes characters and replaced them with the mainstream cinema's dreadfully over repeated action movies containing only fighting, sex, and unwitty humor. And finally, what in the world is with Downey's accent? HORRIBLE.

Stupidity on Jul 15, 2009


Not impressed. Substituting Jackie Chan type humor for what should be an intellectual "whodunit" does nothing for me. Sherlock is all about mental savvy and acuity but it appears they're going in a whole new direction. That approach is not what I want from a SH movie. I'll probably see it and hopefully I'll be surprised and like it. One never knows! Go Toledo ROCKETS!

N2DaRockets on Aug 20, 2009


I am eagerly anticipating this film. I wasn't a Robert Downey fan until Tropic Thunder when he had that surgery to be a black man which was hilarious.

Sport events on Sep 17, 2009


looks like awesome movie another reason you cant wait for christmas. That last line made me crak up.

max s. on Sep 24, 2009

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