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I really enjoyed Guy Ritchie’s popcorn movie take of Sherlock Holmes which relied more on brawn than brain, but still focused on the relationship between Holmes and Watson. Robert Downey Jr. and Jude Law were a good pairing and continue to develop their chemistry in this first trailer for the sequel, Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows:

(Watch the HD version over at Apple.)

As much fun as Game of Shadows seems to be, I still prefer last year’s BBC produced Sherlock TV series set in the modern day. Starring Benedict Cumberbatch as Holmes and Martin Freeman as Watson, the series is actually more exciting, funnier and just a bit more British (whatever that means) than Ritchie’s version of the detective. A second season of three episodes is going to air this fall: