The last great Will Ferrell comedy was "Step Brothers." It now feels like a prophetic statement on today’s epidemic of stay-at-home millennials, except "Step Brothers" was released 10 years before this disconcerting phenomenon.
Oddly enough, ever since "Step Brothers," things have drastically changed in Ferrell's career. The comedown has been rather harsh with "Land of the Lost," "Anchorman 2" "Get Hard" "Daddy's Home" (which I kinda liked) "Daddy's Home 2," "The Campaign," "Casa de mi Padre," and "The House" (which I kinda also liked) almost all bombing critically and commercially. Maybe one, or some, of these will have a shelf life like Ferrell classics such as "Old School," "Anchorman" and "Step Brothers" did back in the 2000s, but don't bet the farm on it.
And so, here we have this latest Ferrell endeavor. Starring himself and John C. Reilly, “Holmes and Watson” is a comedic take on the famed detective duo. The below trailer paints a rather infantile proposition for the viewer, but it does carry the luxury of having Reilly and Ferrel's usually killer chemistry once again on the screen. The jokes in the trailer aren't that funny, however, you'd think that maybe, just maybe, they're saving the good stuff for the actual movie. Ok, maybe I'm being a little optimistic here, but who knows, right?