Back in 2018, Ferrell starred in Holmes and Watson alongside his former Step Brothers co-star John C Reilly, taking on the titular roles of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s iconic detective and his loyal sidekick.
A synopsis on rotten Tomatoes, where it currently holds a frankly awful 10 percent rating, says: “Detective Sherlock Holmes and Dr. John Watson join forces to investigate a mysterious murder at Buckingham Palace.
“It seems like an open-and-shut case as all signs point to Professor James Moriarty, the criminal mastermind and longtime nemesis of the crime-solving duo.
“When new twists and clues begin to emerge, the world's greatest sleuth and his trusted assistant must now use their legendary wits and ingenious methods to catch the killer before the queen becomes the next victim.”
At the time, many people took to Twitter to slate the film, which was also panned by critics upon release.
Literally never walked out of a movie before but after witnessing the first 30 minutes of Holmes & Watson, I’m convinced Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly should never be allowed to work again— Louise Orr (@LouiseFlynnO) December 27, 2018
Someone else said: “Walked out on Holmes and Watson today. first movie I’ve ever walked out on. It was really something else.”
And over the years, it seems many others have been inclined to agree, with the movie cropping up on social media any time people are asked to share the worst films they’ve ever seen.
One person admitted: “I walked out of Holmes and Watson before the 22 minute mark.
Another said: “The only time I almost walked out was on that horrible Holmes and Watson movie with Will Farrell and John C. Reilly. That movie was worse than trash.”
Someone else recalled: “Holmes and Watson with Will Ferrell is legitimately the only movie I've ever walked out of. it wasn't even in 'so bad it's good' territory. It was just painfully bad."
Another person said they walked out not just because it ‘sucked’, but also because one moment proved too graphic to watch with a grandparent.
“I walked out on ‘Holmes and Watson’ because I was watching it with my grandfather and we thought it sucked plus it was a little too graphic in the p**sing scene,” they said.
If you think you can hack it, you can now watch Holmes and Watson on Netflix... just maybe don’t invite your grandparents over for a movie night.
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