If there’s ever a trailer that proves sequels are always bigger, louder and splashier than their predecessors, it’s the brand new trailer for Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows. That’s not to say the film looks bad or overwhelming; it’s doing what a sequel is supposed to do: Upping the ante, adding more action, introducing additional characters (hello Noomi Rapace) and making things just that more dangerous for our heroes, played by Robert Downey Jr. and Jude Law as Sherlock Holmes and Watson, respectively. Fact is: If you liked the Old British-laced intrigue and humor, mixed with the high-impact, stylized Guy Ritchie directing from the first film, then you’ll find plenty to love in the sequel. Only complaint from us is they show a whole heckuva lot for a debut trailer, and there’s some moments in this preview we’d probably rather save for release. Oh well … this still sold our tickets.
What do you think? Check out the trailer over on Apple right now, or down below. Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows hits theaters on December 16th.