And yet it works. I was smiling constantly through this trailer, loving the interplay between Holmes and Watson, genuinely excited to see Mark Strong’s sneering villain; this is London and Holmes seen through a laudanum induced haze. I got a sense I was watching something akin to Alan Moore’s League of Extraordinary Gentlemen – the scale, the dirt and the violence, crossed with Steven Sommers’ The Mummy when watching this.
It all points to a great Christmas Day here in the UK. Watch and enjoy below.