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Holmes and Watson (2018) – Tired and Stale

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Holmes & Watson (2018)

Available this week in the Ooredoo TV Library.

If you have seen a Will Ferrel and John C. Reilly movie before, then you have seen this one too. They offer nothing new in terms of either oral or visual comedy, and what’s there has scaled new heights sunk to new depths of vulgarity and depravity. It’s not one for family viewing.

Holmes & Watson (2018)
Holmes & Watson (2018)

I approached this one in hope rather than anticipation of a renewed approach from a once-trusted comedic duo. They did rather well, in a mediocre sort of way, for the movies Step Brothers, Talladega Nights and The Ballad of Ricky Bobby. But their obsession with toilet humour and genital jokes took a real nose dive. The use of modern day slang just didn’t fit the genre and was completely flat.

The opening scene where Holmes and Watson are introduced to one another was a bit like ‘predictive text’ – too much bumbling around for a quite damp and completely expected result; and the rest of the movie just followed in the same vein with a regurgitation of the same tired old facial expressions thrown in for… actually, I’m not entirely too sure why?!

I came away with a huge sense of deja vu – I just couldn’t shake Brennan Huff and Dale Doback (let alone Will Ferrel and John C. Reilly) out of my mind.

The ”bread’s gone off”… you know who to feed it to!

Take a look at the following scene – it’s easy to see why this only scored 3.8 on IMDb!

Holmes & Watson Killer Bee scene.

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