It was a week ago when I talked about the then just released second trailer for “The Adventures of Tintin”. Since then it has been a very busy time on the previews front with a lot of first look trailers having gone online, so I thought now is a good point to recap them in case you missed any of them.
Of course two of them I can’t include here – “The Dark Knight Rises” and “The Avengers”. Both have had bootleg copies – poorly filmed with a camera inside a cinema – leak online in the past few days. However I try to avoid linking to crappy bootlegs on the site. HD versions of both, and the about to be released “The Amazing Spider-Man” teaser, should be going online this coming week and will be linked as soon as they are.
In the meantime this past week saw the arrival of trailers for four major films opening later this year and two early next year. Mostly good trailers as well to wash away the taste of the horrendous look at “Jack and Jill” the Friday before last.
Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows
Guy Ritchie’s first take on Holmes upset some purists, not sure why as there’s been countless stately and inventive adaptations of Doyle’s creation from Jeremy Brett to Benedict Cumberbatch they can fall back on. As a Holmes fan myself I found it more fun, loyal to the tone and clever than I expected.
This enjoyable teaser trailer for the sequel promises more of the same, which isn’t necessarily a bad thing. Downey and Law’s chemistry still seems great, they’ve removed the surprisingly weak link of the original (Rachel McAdams) and brought in a more suitable replacement (Noomi Rapace) along with a promising villain (Jared Harris).
There’s a large amount of gun fetishism and slow mo here, but there was in the original so no big surprise there. It probably won’t convert any new fans who didn’t warm to the first film, but it should go over a blast with those who got a kick out of it. The only real disappointment is that there is no glimpse of Stephen Fry as Mycroft Holmes.