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Seriously, what is up with all of the reboots? I wake up every morning with a new remake in my face and I’m never excited for them. Holmes & Watson could be different, though, if it’s done correctly.
Will Ferrell will play Sherlock Holmes while John C. Reilly will obviously play his sidekick Watson. It’s being directed by Etan Cohen, who made Idiocracy. That movie is a commentary on our country and it is severely underrated. Guy Ritchie tried his hand at making a couple Sherlock Holmes movies with Robert Downey, Jr. and they were decent. The television counterpart with Benedict Cumberbatch is pretty good as well, and while both of these versions have had humorous undertones, I’d love to see Holmes & Watson make a mockery of all of it.
Like if Holmes & Watson is just another cookie cutter blockbuster with some clever quips and a generic storyline it’ll do well at the box office. But it’ll also be territory that’s already been covered and beaten to a bloody pulp. Hopefully Ferrell and Reilly can make it their own because remaking Sherlock Holmes is sort of like eating a pizza with only cheese on it. You know it’s just going to be okay. A lot is left to be desired. Don’t mess this up, Cohen..
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