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Why ‘Holmes And Watson’ Failed With Fans

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When it was announced iconic comedy duo, Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly, had teamed up for another film, everyone was excited. Ever since 2008’s Step Brothers, fans were waiting for the comedians to star in another film, but they probably weren’t asking for Holmes and Watson, the 2018 comedy critically received as one of the worst movies of 2018. But was it really that bad?

So Much Hype

Holmes and Watson was marketed as “the boys are back in town.” Ferrell and Reilly were back together, and everyone knows they work well as a comedy team. Fans probably went to the movie theater to watch Holmes and Watson only because they’re fans of Ferrell and Reilly’s work.

Unfortunately, the movie failed at the box office. A week after its release, the movie earned around $24 million of its estimated $42 million budget. Maybe fans weren’t interested in a comedy between Sherlock Holmes and John Watson.

Plenty Of Mixed Reviews

Critics immediately slammed the movie. Other critics offered good reviews, but unfortunately, there are more bad comments than good. Fans were not impressed with Ferrell and Reilly’s comedy performances, commenting that it was “painfully unfunny.”

Director Etan Cohen and film producers knew the movie wasn’t a suitable fit for a theatrical release, so they contacted Netflix to see if the streaming service would accept the film. Unfortunately, Netflix rejected the movie. Once fans heard this news, they knew the movie wasn’t worth watching.

Give It A Chance, Despite The Reviews

Over the course of the opening weekend, Holmes and Watson earned a number seven spot at the box office. Fans were curious to watch it, so they went to movie theaters with the intention of watching an enjoyable comedy. Many were left feeling unimpressed.

Some hardcore fans of Ferrell and Reilly agree the movie wasn’t that bad and that people should give it a chance. Everyone has different tastes of comedy. But the majority of viewers agree that Holmes and Watson failed its own detective work.

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