Will Ferrell & John C. Reilly in Fun First Trailer for 'Holmes & Watson'

September 28, 2018
Source: YouTube

Holmes and Watson Trailer

"His methods are ingenious. He's a master of disguise. And his mind is brilliant." Sony Pictures has finally debuted the first trailer for the comedy titled Holmes & Watson, reuniting the original "Step Brothers" - Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly - in a new comedy from another time. Ferrell plays Sherlock Holmes, and Reilly plays Dr. Watson. We can definitely say you've never seen a Sherlock Holmes movie like this before. It looks as ridiculous as it sounds, especially with these two making a mess of, well, everything. The full cast includes Kelly Macdonald, Rebecca Hall, Lauren Lapkus, Noah Jupe, Hugh Laurie as Mycroft, Pam Ferris, Bella Ramsey, Rob Brydon, Kieran O'Brien, Bronson Webb, and Jordan Long; with Ralph Fiennes as Moriarty. This looks totally kooky and absurd, and a bit too dumb for my tastes. Enjoy.

Here's the first official trailer (+ poster) for Etan Cohen's Holmes and Watson, direct from YouTube:

Holmes and Watson Movie

Holmes and Watson Poster

A humorous new take on Arthur Conan Doyle's classic mysteries featuring Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Watson bumbling around vintage London. Holmes and Watson is directed by Israeli-American writer-filmmaker Etan Cohen, who has only directed the movie Get Hard previously; but also wrote the scripts for Idiocracy, Tropic Thunder, and Men in Black 3. The screenplay is also written by Etan Cohen, based on Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's characters. Sony will release Cohen's Holmes and Watson in theaters everywhere starting on December 21st later this fall, just in time for Christmas. First impression? How does this look?

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I love the premise. I'm fully on board. But this trailer was meh. Side note I think Laurie as Mycroft and Fiennes as Moriarty would be great picks in a serious Sherlock film.

Jon Odishaw on Sep 28, 2018


As much as I am a fan of Step Brothers...this doesn't seem like it's on the same level...

THE_RAW_ on Sep 28, 2018


Not even close. Step Brothers is gold!

grimjob on Sep 28, 2018


Gold!? Step Brothers is Sex Panther, by Odeon. It's illegal in nine countries... It's made with bits of real panther, so you know it's good. It's a formidable scent... It stings the nostrils. In a good way. They've done studies, you know. 60% of the time, it works every time. [cheesy grin]

Akirakorn on Sep 29, 2018


Well done sir.

grimjob on Sep 30, 2018


God help me, I hate Will Ferrell...

kitano0 on Sep 28, 2018


Needs McKay but I am still excited for Will and Johnny.

DAVIDPD on Sep 28, 2018


My thoughts exactly. Will and Johnny aren't at their best without Adam.

Jon Odishaw on Sep 28, 2018


I really hope McKay decides to return to silly movies some day. Glad for his success though.

DAVIDPD on Oct 1, 2018


I want this to be good, but I am concerned.

El_MUERkO on Sep 28, 2018


It's going to be so damn stupid, but I love how those two play off each other. I know I'll get some guttural laughs from the complete absurdity. I can't help it, I'm sorry Bo! I agree with ol' DAVIDPD and Jon down there, definitely needs Adam McKay.

grimjob on Sep 28, 2018


Some really stupid jokes, but I have to side here with Bo and kitano0, it's hard to swallow anything with W. Ferrell ...

shiboleth on Sep 29, 2018


To me Will Ferrell is like Adam Sandler. With a stupid script (writing and/or plot) & too much free reign they can be grating and painful to watch. However, but with a clever writing and good direction they can be great. As much as I love this cast, and really want all them to have a good film get some box office success, this looks bad. Like. Really Bad. Hopefully there will be some great bits of corn in this turd. (And can we please get a sequel to Cirque du Freak already!)

Akirakorn on Sep 29, 2018


a shame they have to play this so schlocky with their typical comedic ways. I'd like to see it played a bit more straight with some comedy still intact.

syntaxterror on Sep 30, 2018

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