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Holmes and Watson character posters!

Published at: June 19, 2009, 5:32 p.m. CST

Ahoy, squirts! Quint here. Yahoo Movies has an exclusive look at two character posters for Guy Ritchie's SHERLOCK HOLMES. I know some people have issues with the trailer, but I just can't see it. The movie looks like a big ball of fun. The two posters premiered are, obviously, Holmes and Watson, and I think Jude Law is going to be a great Watson. I can't wait to see his chemistry with Downey and, more importantly, Law's Waton's Chemistry to Downey's Holmes. That's a mouthful, but you know what I mean. Those two actors playing those characters together onscreen is going to make for a supremely entertaining movie. Add in a corseted Rachel McAdams and they have my ass in a seat for sure. I've included the Holmes poster below. Be sure to click through to Yahoo (and click "next photo") to see the Jude Law poster. Enjoy!

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  • June 19, 2009, 5:31 p.m. CST

    Not enough explosions

    by Trannyformers_Apologist

    When I think Sherlock Holmes <P> I think action packed blockbuster with slow mo fist fist and lots explosions and toilet humor

  • June 19, 2009, 5:32 p.m. CST

    Movie posters have gotten so boring and sterile

    by RobertBaron

  • June 19, 2009, 5:34 p.m. CST

    I can pretty muc imagine the Dr Watson poster

    by Castlemonster

    thanks

  • June 19, 2009, 5:34 p.m. CST

    Michael Caine was the best Holmes.

    by lockesbrokenleg

    But RDJ could be cool, too.

  • June 19, 2009, 5:38 p.m. CST

    Twilight

    by vadakinX

    That Holmes poster...it reminds me of Twilight for some reason...not a pleasant thought.

  • June 19, 2009, 5:38 p.m. CST

    Just can't get excited about this. Hope it's good.

    by Mr Nicholas

  • June 19, 2009, 5:40 p.m. CST

    This movie locks boring.

    by ganymede3010

    Sherlock Holmes was cool, back when I was 9.

  • June 19, 2009, 5:41 p.m. CST

    Posters Are Nothing Special, But...

    by William Ashbless

    ...I think this movie will be a ton of fun. I'm looking forward to it.

  • June 19, 2009, 5:42 p.m. CST

    The idiots have seized on Holmes

    by panfolk

    and given him bedhead.

  • June 19, 2009, 5:44 p.m. CST

    trailer killed it for me

    by GoDFaDDa42

    I was completely stoked for this picture as a concept (Downey as Holmes, Law as Watson, Ritchie, etc.), but the trailer portrayed a movie so bad that I'm not just disinterested, I actively hate it. The Law poster looks nice at least.

  • June 19, 2009, 5:46 p.m. CST

    Giant Head, Little Body

    by Lance Rocke

    is it just me, or does he look out of proportion?

  • June 19, 2009, 5:47 p.m. CST

    More slow motion punching please!

    by landosystem

    Guy Ritchie also needs to have a scene with Sherlock Holmes with a silver Grille and a shotgun...

  • June 19, 2009, 5:54 p.m. CST

    It's COOL.

    by BillyMayesHere

  • June 19, 2009, 5:58 p.m. CST

    why the fuck the giant U2 heads

    by Castiel

    look at jude laws noggin it's fucking huge

  • June 19, 2009, 6:02 p.m. CST

    Saw the trailer for this

    by emeraldboy

    Fucking rocks. this movie looks great.

  • June 19, 2009, 6:07 p.m. CST

    Seriously, these heads

    by UndeadRabbitZombieJim

    are out of control. What happened there?

  • June 19, 2009, 6:07 p.m. CST

    does anyone know...

    by codymr

    if this film is based on any particular Conan Doyle work? Or, is the an "original" adventure?

  • June 19, 2009, 6:14 p.m. CST

    Donald Clark in the irish tmes

    by emeraldboy

    Ticket supplement, Destroyed Transformers two revenge of the fallen. Here it is enjoy. it does contain spoilers. TRANSFORMERS: REVENGE OF THE FALLEN Directed by Michael Bay Starring Shia LaBeouf, Megan Fox, Josh Duhamel, Tyrese Bigson, John Turturro, Peter Cullen 12A, gen release, 147min IT IS ONLY right that I confess to having enjoyed the first film in this already monumentally tiresome franchise. Written by the same team that later brought us the Star Trek movie, Transformers – robots in disguise! – offered us quite a few decent Spielbergian gags about suburbia before descending into the usual morass of digitally generated, barely coherent inter-robot mayhem. Have the Transformers outstayed their welcome? Like negative equity. Like Big Brother . Like leprosy. Clocking in at an aching two- and-a-half hours, the pompously titled Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen abandons the modest wit of the first film for a relentless assault on those parts of the brain that register noise, volume and inanity. Even Donald Rumsfeld would have trouble euphemising this as anything other than cruel and unusual punishment. Beginning several thousand years before the birth of Christ and apparently playing out in real time, the film supposes that the Decepticons (bad transforming robots) and the Autobots (good transforming robots) had some role in the achievements of ancient civilisation. Back in the present day, Shia LaBeouf, sometime vanquisher of the Decepticons, is preparing to say goodbye to his girlfriend (Megan Fox) and his talking car as he heads off to college. LaBeouf remains passably charming. Ms Fox, clearly an actor of no small ambition, has moved from leaning semi-nakedly over cars to leaning semi-nakedly over motorbikes and has somehow made her lips swell noticeably. While Shia is packing away his stuff, he uncovers a shard of magic material that melts through the floor and turns all the kitchen appliances into savage beasties. It seems that the item is one part of a relic that will help enable a weary robot named The Fallen – who has, I think, been orbiting Saturn for millennia – to return to Earth and use the pyramids to annihilate the sun. Do I have this right? Never mind all that guff. All you need to know is that, a few clumsily comic moments aside, Transformers 2 consists of nothing but explosions, fights and, most peculiarly, dubious right-wing propaganda. This may be paranoia on my part, but, when the milquetoast from Washington invites disaster by ordering the soldiers to stand down their war while they attempt to negotiate with the Decepticons, I detect a non-too-subtle dig at the Obama administration and its supposed antipathy to the war on terror. Michael Bay, the film’s notoriously unrestrained director, has said little about politics, but neither Pearl Harbor nor Bad Boys strike me as particularly liberal entertainments. Anyway, none of this would matter if the action sequences were a little more engaging. It would, at least, be bearable if one knew where one was supposed to be looking and what it is one was supposed to be looking at. Sadly, the over-reliance on computer graphics and the unnecessarily complicated robots – every corner has another corner – make the fight scenes almost impossible to follow. As the film progresses, it begins to take on the quality of an avant-garde experiment in which computers fires pixels at one another while generating random snatches of dialogue composed entirely of imperatives. “Get down!” “Watch Out!” “Cover me! “Destroy Michael Bay!” Now that I think of it, the last line is entirely my own.

  • June 19, 2009, 6:17 p.m. CST

    There's a charming scene where

    by Castlemonster

    Watson is humped by an amorous bull mastiff while Holmes is in a drug stupor.

  • June 19, 2009, 6:17 p.m. CST

    RDJ would make a great Sandman

    by teethgnasher

    Just sayin'.

  • June 19, 2009, 6:18 p.m. CST

    Hi everyone in America

    by Lemure_v2

    I'm writing this from England. Yep. Just thought I'd let you know what I thought of Transformers 2...it's not released over there yet? Oh dear. Well...you'll just have to wait. Might see it again tomorrow, just for fun. It was good to see Jetfire XXXX with XXXX XXXX though, that was cool - everyone in the cinema cheered at that. Can't believe XXXX survived, but hey, oh and Soundwave was completely XXXXXX, which was odd, but he was essential.

  • June 19, 2009, 6:31 p.m. CST

    I can't wait for Indiana Jones to get his new look...

    by Snake Foreskin

    that goes out of its way to avoid the brown leather jacket and fedora hat. I mean, why should Indy wear his iconic outfit in any further outings?<p> The point is, I don't appreciate the new, hip version of Sherlock Holmes that eschews the meerschaum pipe and iconic detective hat. What's so uncool about the Basil Rathbone look? Totally iconic. Put it in!

  • June 19, 2009, 6:32 p.m. CST

    Big ball of fun?

    by Logan_1973

    That it may be, but Holmes was never such (far be it for me to be a purist haha). But I do like the Holmes poster. But I am looking for the traditional cap tho...

  • June 19, 2009, 6:34 p.m. CST

    Excluding the fact that the movie might be good or bad

    by Continentalop

    These posters are boring as hell.

  • June 19, 2009, 6:38 p.m. CST

    Bad font

    by Holy Hell

  • June 19, 2009, 6:38 p.m. CST

    Sherlock Holmes and the Goblet of Fire

    by vic twenty

    Looks like a Potter poster.

  • June 19, 2009, 6:39 p.m. CST

    I like how "Nothing escapes him" is across his cock

    by MattmanReturns

    Makes sense.

  • June 19, 2009, 6:42 p.m. CST

    And "Crime will pay" is across Jude Law's cock

    by MattmanReturns

    Nuff said.

  • June 19, 2009, 6:42 p.m. CST

    At least RDJ knows all about cocaine...

    by ZombieHeathLedger

    which Holmes was addicted to in the books.

  • June 19, 2009, 6:44 p.m. CST

    Is this a parody of Sherlock Holmes?

    by FUCK_YOU_GEORGE_LUCAS

    Because that's the impression I'm getting. Doesn't look interesting at all.

  • June 19, 2009, 6:45 p.m. CST

    His haircut

    by HoffmanPasander

    is FUCKING DIST-RACT-ING. Seriously, what 19th Century London Gentleman got his hair coiffed at Toni & Guy?

  • June 19, 2009, 6:46 p.m. CST

    Pretty sure they've ditched the cocaine, Heath

    by OGoncho

    RDJ made a joke about it in some interview months ago and Joel Silver pretty definitively ruled out any drug-fueled subplot. Something about it being PG-13 and thus inappropriate. Go figure, huh?

  • June 19, 2009, 6:49 p.m. CST

    "House" is still the best interpretation of Holmes

    by MattmanReturns

    Because without the drug addiction, you pretty much lose the spirit of the character.

  • June 19, 2009, 6:55 p.m. CST

    RDJ looks a little BRUNO-y...

    by TheBLIGHT

    Hmmm... amusing. Ok, the posters do look good. Though, it makes me miss the late 80's stylings of Holmes & Watson... I think I will watch Michael Caine & Ben Kingsley in Without A Clue... Sigh, real humor.

  • June 19, 2009, 7:01 p.m. CST

    oGoncho, Holmes shot up with cocaine in the books

    by ZombieHeathLedger

    Downey is the same in every movie. He milks the "irreverent smartass" for every role.

  • June 19, 2009, 7:02 p.m. CST

    Seriously, those heads are frickin' GIGANTIC!

    by Thugsnarf2001

    How did no one catch that? It looks totally ridiculous! Someone should be slapped. And it looks like a Harry Potter poster for poop's sakes.

  • June 19, 2009, 7:03 p.m. CST

    remember those big-head baseball cards from the 90's?

    by Thugsnarf2001

    That's what these remind me of.

  • June 19, 2009, 7:08 p.m. CST

    Where the hell is AVATAR?!

    by DrPain

    Not even a damn teaser. Perhaps Its not looking that great.

  • June 19, 2009, 7:26 p.m. CST

    It looks like Young Sherlock Holmes

    by lockesbrokenleg

    God, did that movie suck.

  • June 19, 2009, 7:28 p.m. CST

    Downey miscast, Ritchie overrated

    by Kobaal

    Enough said. Well, not quite enough. RocknRolla was pretty good but not great. His best movie is still Lock Stock (and that was 10+ years ago!).<p> Law as Watson, however, looks brilliant.

  • June 19, 2009, 7:29 p.m. CST

    emeraldboy - fucking awesome review!

    by Kobaal

    Loved it :)

  • June 19, 2009, 7:30 p.m. CST

    Jude Law looks incredibly badass as Watson there

    by cyrent

    not sure if that's part of the character... but I'm not sure if I care

  • June 19, 2009, 7:30 p.m. CST

    Looks like ass. old ass.

    by Mysterious_Volvo

  • June 19, 2009, 8:04 p.m. CST

    Sso guarded about the film

    by growltiger

    I like Downey and Law and I was intrigued by their casting as Holmes and Watson. <p> But the trailer makes the film seem like a sprawling action adventure with quips galore, which in my opinion is so wrong. To me, Holmes' adventures are cerebral and inventive and not warmed over Buffy.

  • June 19, 2009, 8:09 p.m. CST

    I'm surprised and dismayed

    by panfolk

    that there is so little backlash for this bullshit when GI Joe remakes merit so much attention.

  • June 19, 2009, 8:16 p.m. CST

    Kind of hoping this tanks...

    by Liberty Valance

    Just so we don't have to suffer through endless reboots of The Thin Man, Poirot, Charlie Chan et al. Originality in cinema grows more scarce every year.

  • June 19, 2009, 8:58 p.m. CST

    Gee Quint , here's an easy one!!

    by BrashHulk

    The reason why people are opining, and almost unanimously at this point, that the trailer shows a preview of a movie that looks like its going to both suck AND blow...is because it does.

  • June 19, 2009, 9:28 p.m. CST

    Worst photoshop job in years

    by ackack

    They look like bobbleheads.

  • June 19, 2009, 10:05 p.m. CST

    Sherlock Holmes will pugilize you will his logic!

    by WillFerret

    What? He was never a turn of the century boxer. Gimme a break. And it was ungentlemanly to not wear hats back then, fuck off. Don't give me no video game version of Sherlock Holmes you ass Guy Ritchie. Fuck, the bastard took Madonna for every dime he could, now he can make any movie he wishes, you're nothing better than Uwe Boll you fucking monkey!

  • June 19, 2009, 10:50 p.m. CST

    Not having seen the film

    by BenBraddock

    I cannot say, but it looks kind of like they're using the Sherlock Holmes "brand" for the recognition factor (i.e. ticket sales) only, whereas the original characters have been revamped to the point where they are unrecognizable. Why not just give us all-new characters and be done with it? If you change every aspect of an icon, well, it's no longer an icon, is it? Ugh.

  • June 19, 2009, 10:57 p.m. CST

    GIANT FUCKING HEADS

    by Andyrooskie

    What is this, Bratz 2??

  • June 19, 2009, 11:01 p.m. CST

    more like

    by frank cotton

    MIDDLE-AGED SHERLOCK HOLMES

  • June 19, 2009, 11:31 p.m. CST

    God, I miss PAINTED movie posters

    by Nasty In The Pasty

    John Alvin is rolling over in his grave...

  • June 20, 2009, 12:05 a.m. CST

    Nice Modern Haircut

    by hayt43

    ....

  • June 20, 2009, 12:27 a.m. CST

    Law looks good, Downey DOESN'T.

    by TheGhostWhoLurks

    Sorry, but nothing about the trailer, RDJ's mannerisms or look in the film identify as as being Sherlock Holmes, other than the fact that people call him by the name. The guy's a good actor, but this was poor casting.

  • June 20, 2009, 1:48 a.m. CST

    gay vibes

    by TheExterminator

  • June 20, 2009, 1:48 a.m. CST

    Laws Waton Chemistry

    by Toilet_Terror

    Evil laboratory that uses Voodoo Chemicals to create film that is imbued with Satan's magic - when children watch it they start dressing and talking like late-19th-century Londoners.

  • June 20, 2009, 4:04 a.m. CST

    "I got the camera, get Robert Downey Jr out of bed "

    by Prossor

    "and into this old timey vest. now just put that in the center, put some photoshop effects around him, done, beautiful. let's break for lunch!"

  • June 20, 2009, 5:47 a.m. CST

    WillFerret

    by The Dark Shite

    Holmes was a practitioner of Bartitsu in the books, a genuinely existing & batshit crazy Gentleman's Martial Art, involving shit like blinding your opponent with your cape, before using your cane to smash his teeth out. <p> I think Arthur Conan Doyle mispelled it as Baritsu, but it did exist & if Holmes used it, he would have been pretty fucking badass. <p>

  • June 20, 2009, 5:53 a.m. CST

    & I know he's fictional..

    by The Dark Shite

    But what I mean is, while we tend to look back at Sherlock Holmes as quaint & old fashioned, he was written as a pretty modern character.<p> The guys who were really using shit like Bartitsu at that time were not to be fucked with.

  • June 20, 2009, 7:23 a.m. CST

    I'm loving Jude Law as Dr.Watson

    by bigmoney

    I'm Watsonize Will be there Christmas Day

  • June 20, 2009, 8:13 a.m. CST

    Holmes as '80s rocker?

    by rctowns

    Looks like it to me. Think Moriarty will shake in his shoes when confronted with members of ABC?

  • June 20, 2009, 8:31 a.m. CST

    Hey Jude, Don't Make it bad, take a bad movie...

    by ZombieHeathLedger

    and make it better... Seriously, give us SKY CAPTAIN 2!

  • June 20, 2009, 9:08 a.m. CST

    I hate this casting - why not a Brit as Holmes?

    by johnnyangelheart

    I'm from Texas so I'm pretty familiar with horrible accents from Hollywood actors. And believe me when I tell you, no one outside of Texas can do a Texas accent right. This is even more true of a British accent. I already shudder at what Downey is going to do to that.

  • June 20, 2009, 9:40 a.m. CST

    I take exception

    by Tin Snoman

    to this fim, not because of it doesn't look like a big ball of fun, but because it says Sherlock Holmes and it pretty clearly isn't. I'd just like to see a straight-up accurate film adaptation of Doyle's stuff, but until then at least I guess we have the Jeremy Brett Holmes tv show. This film looks like fun to watch, but also like the kind of film where Moriarty will try to take over the world with a steampunk laser cannon or something.

  • June 20, 2009, 9:42 a.m. CST

    Why do I have the horrible feeling...

    by Kid Z

    ...that this is going to end up being Wild Wild West set in old London?

  • June 20, 2009, 9:50 a.m. CST

    Details, Details...

    by Rathbone

    I love all the traditions associated with Sherlock Holmes...even the apocryphal ones like the deerstalker cap and meerschaum pipe. But I'm also open to new interpretations. More than anything, I'm just happy to see Holmes back on the big screen after such a long absence. By the way, I think Holmes' drug use is one of his least essential character traits and has been massively overplayed in most modern adaptations.

  • June 20, 2009, 10:04 a.m. CST

    Guy Ritchie movie = has me money.

    by Judge Briggs

    Lock, Stock, Snatch, and RocknRolla are fookin classis. I hope he does a follow up to RocknRolla!

  • June 20, 2009, 1:52 p.m. CST

    I really like RDJ and loved 'Snatch'

    by Dr Gregory House

    but this will NOT be a good Sherlock Holmes movie! And, I'm sorry, but, Jude Law just flat out sucks.

  • June 20, 2009, 1:52 p.m. CST

    AsimovLives

    by Rathbone

    I've seen every Holmes adaptation I can get my hands on including some awful ones like "Sherlock Holmes in NY" starring Roger Moore and "The Crucifer of Blood" starring Charleton Heston. Even the worst of them holds a certain kind of charm. I certainly hope the new movie is good. But I'll be interested even if it turns out to be little more than a curiosity.

  • June 20, 2009, 2:19 p.m. CST

    looks like random adventure movie . . .

    by readyoufool

    . . . with "sherlock holmes" slapped on it as a title. I see nothing about this other than the character names that evokes Sherlock Holmes.

  • June 20, 2009, 2:21 p.m. CST

    Movie Posters Do Suck These Days

    by Autodidact

    It used to be such an art form. Almost any great movie from before ten years ago has at least one poster that would be worthy of framing and hanging on the wall. These days you may as well just go buy (in this case) a Robert Downey Jr. poster and come out of the closet.

  • June 20, 2009, 2:55 p.m. CST

    AsimovLives

    by johnnyangelheart

    The Texas accents in No Country were good. Tommy Lee Jones is a Texan, and the Coen Brothers lived in Austin for a while when they were younger (Blood Simple was filmed here). The big surprise was how well Kelly MacDonald did, who is, I believe, Scottish. She and Josh Brolin were not totally authentic but they made a decent effort. I was born in West Texas, in Odessa, and the accents out there are so bad it's ridiculous, a really bizarre nasal drawl.

  • June 20, 2009, 2:59 p.m. CST

    AsimovLives

    by johnnyangelheart

    I just realized that every one is familiar with the West Texas accent now because of W. The unfortunate effect of the West Texas accent is to make people assume one an ignorant dumbass the moment one open one's mouth, although, in some cases, obviously one is.

  • June 20, 2009, 3:11 p.m. CST

    Our Sherly it aint

    by McBegbie

    Ok, I'm an RDJ fan, and I enjoyed Lock Stock and Snatch but expectations are low. Jude looks the part but Sherlock Holmes this is not. I'll go see it and it may well be entertaining but it's got feck all to do with Conan Doyle's creation.

  • June 20, 2009, 3:28 p.m. CST

    Downey's haircut seems

    by cromwell1666

    time period-inappropriate. I am all for director discretion, but that reeks of a group of studio marketing douchebags trying too squeeze the younger demographics at the expense of a classic chracter.

  • June 20, 2009, 3:58 p.m. CST

    At least this movie looks better than a bag of dicks

    by Outlaw

    Who the fuck gave him his haircut, David Bowie's hair stylist circa 1984?

  • June 20, 2009, 4:04 p.m. CST

    Shelock Holmes with Dragon Ball Evolution hair

    by ricarleite2

    Nice

  • June 20, 2009, 9:45 p.m. CST

    I hope this is good, but unless they have really

    by southafricanguy

    improved the script I read (of which I doubt as I recognize all the mments in the trailer from the script) then this movie will have serious problems imho....

  • June 20, 2009, 10:44 p.m. CST

    This shit is gonna fail competing with Avatar

    by fisheater

    Ritchie's career is FUCKED CONFIRMED

  • June 21, 2009, 4:58 a.m. CST

    Years from now, people will still bereading Conan Doyle

    by Sepulchrave

    ..and this will seem like another chunk of embarrassing cultural detritus, like Ken Russell's gruesome interpretations of the lives of Tchaikovsky and Gaudier Brzeska: a supposedly hip, now horribly dated attempt to foist your decade's values on something eternal. These movies will be like MC Hammer, like Tamagochis. Quaint.

  • June 21, 2009, 7:43 a.m. CST

    Oh and Baritsu was just a fictional Japanese style of wrestling

    by Sepulchrave

    ..regrettably it had nothing to do with capes or canes. Or cutting someone's head off with a razor blade concealed in the brim of one's top hat. Alas.

  • June 21, 2009, 8:41 a.m. CST

    no money for Jude Law from me

    by mrbong

    Jude Law is a complete and utter cock. why does he keep getting film work? i will not pay to see this as much as i love Robert's films, shall just wait for it to turn up on TV. now had they cast Clive Owen as Watson, what a winner that would have been.

  • June 21, 2009, 8:47 a.m. CST

    no Rachel McAdams no $

    by Jesiah

    Know Rachel McAdams know $.........at least for me anyway. Heck, we gotta make sure Ritchie stays in the game, to show he's better off without that hag ex wife of his.

  • June 21, 2009, 9:03 a.m. CST

    He needs a cute robot sidekick

    by Mgmax

    And maybe a scene where he disguises as a black woman and has to sing Motown hits with a gospel choir. Honestly, this looks like the biggest Shite Holmes ever, if you don't get why, maybe READ THE STORIES, fanboys?

  • June 21, 2009, 8:43 p.m. CST

    League of Extraordinary Detectives

    by Disco_sucks

    Really, why bother? Is this going to add anything to either the character or cinema in general?

  • June 22, 2009, 6:12 a.m. CST

    Yikes

    by carraway

    "Hip" minded film execs plus giant mound of coke plus Guy Ritchie equals... welll I haven't seen it yet but much dread and nausia nad bad feelings for the Conan Doyle heirs.

  • June 22, 2009, 8:56 a.m. CST

    I'm Looking Forward To This

    by kevinwillis.net

    I will see it as soon as it comes out on DVD.