Well, either you like Will Ferrell or you don't like Will Ferrell.
He's an actor that people tend to run hot and cold on, and personally, I'd have had a poorer movie-going life without him. But Sherlock Holmes?
Yeah, I'll take him in the role. Can't be any stranger than Downey.
And remember a little movie called "Without A Clue?" Sherlock can make for great comedy . . . even in his semi-serious outings like the Downey films and the classic "Private Life of Sherlock Holmes." And that Peter Cook take on The Hound of the Baskervilles . . . um . . . yeah . . . remember "Without A Clue?"
Well, ya buys your ticket, ya rolls your dice.
A Will Ferrell/John C. Reilly movie about Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson is definitely going to be a film for people who know how to enjoy stupid. Whether it's good, bad, or indifferent, it's going to be stupid, I can tell you that right now. Stupid comedy is Ferrell's stock in trade, and if you've never enjoyed stupid, you're not going to like this one.
And I can see a lot of Sherlockians passing this one up. And that's probably wise.
But me? Big ol' tub of popcorn and a Coke, earliest show.