A very pleasant surprise. I was expecting some dreary mystery with Downey skulking around foggy alleys in old London; instead, as Ace says, it looks like a Victorian Indiana Jones, albeit kitschier to play to RD’s hammy strengths. Actually, what it really looks like is a Bond flick transposed to the 19th century and leavened with a few more one-liners than usual. I wonder what goofy double entendre the name of the Rachel McAdams character has. Inna Course, maybe?
Between this and “Iron Man,” Downey should have two franchises up and running well into the middle of the next decade. Well played, sir.