‘Holmes and Watson’ trailer: Will Ferrell, John C. Reilly show imbecilic side of famed duo
The boys are back in town.
Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly reunite in “Holmes and Watson” and the comic duo are as gleefully moronic as ever.
The comedy’s trailer dropped Friday, giving a new spin on the famed genius detective Sherlock Holmes and sidekick Dr. John Watson — showing the two as utter morons.
Look away Benedict Cumberbatch, look away.
In the trailer, Holmes (Ferrell) unleashes a killer bee colony from a protective glass case with a perfectly calculated cricket bat shot, before Watson (Reilly) opens pistol fire on the tiny, swarming creatures.
That’s just one look at the mayhem as the two try to crack a mystery in four days before their beloved (a little too beloved) Queen Victoria is killed.
One small bit of true genius — the duo seem to have invented the first selfie on a tripod camera in their effort to remember their personal Queen Victoria moment.
Watson (John C. Reilly) and Sherlock Holmes (Will Ferrell) are back together in “Holmes and Watson.”
We’ve seen similar outrageous antics before from the stars of 2006’s “Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby” and 2008’s “Step Brothers.”
The “Holmes and Watson” trailer also shows a mustachioed Ralph Fiennes as arch-criminal Professor James Moriarty and Rebecca Hall as Dr. Grace Hart — a woman doctor who befuddles the chauvinistic duo.
“Holmes and Watson” will be released Dec. 21.
Watson (John C. Reilly), Queen Victoria (Pam Ferris) and Sherlock Holmes (Will Ferrell) are ready for their selfie.