Will Ferrell is back in Sherlock Holmes
The last thing Hollywood needs is another remake.
The last thing remakes need is another Sherlock Holmes film. But anyone who loved Step Brothers or Talladega Nights will be at least a little tempted by the trailer for Holmes and Watson, which reunites Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly as the iconic sleuth and his doctor pal.
In the trailer, the pair battle killer bees, blow up an ocean liner and take a 19th-century “self-photograph” with Queen Victoria before accidentally knocking her out with the giant camera. In other words, it's pretty much exactly what you'd expect from a Will Ferrell/John C. Reilly movie.
With explosions, gunfire, and a scene that appears to take place at a bare-knuckle boxing match, the film clearly pokes fun at the Robert Downey Jr. Sherlock Holmes franchise, films of dubious relevance even in 2010. Yes, it looks stupid, but hopefully, it's the fun kind of stupid.
Rounding out the cast is Ralph Fiennes as Dr Moriarty, with Hugh Laurie, Rebecca Hall, Lauren Lapkus, Steve Coogan, and Rob Brydon.