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.
I've suffered through "Elementary" for a year, watched the Peter Cook/Dudley Moore HOUN (only once thank god), survived Charlton Heston's wooden Indian version of SIGN, so soitenly!, Whoop, Whoop, Whoop, Nyuk, Nyuk, Nyuk, count me in. However, I would have preferred to see the Sacha Baron Cohen as Sherlock Holmes, with Will Ferrell as Dr. Watson version that was planned in 2008, to the Will Ferrell as Sherlock Holmes, John C. Reilly as Dr. Watson version now planned. I can see the opening line now, "Watson!, the cowbell please!"ReplyDelete
Will Ferrell - not a fan of... but I DID watch that Peter Cook HOUN and have the movie poster (the best part of that production) so, maybe, perhaps, kinda sorta, if nothing better comes along... I might see it, though not necessarily a necessary.ReplyDelete