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Will Ferrell’s Holmes and Watson film dubbed a ‘disgrace’ as fans walk out of theaters

Will Ferrell and John C Reilly’s Holmes And Watson film dubbed a ‘disgrace’ to the Sherlock legacy… as fans walk out of theaters

Theatergoers are walking out of Holmes and Watson.

Will Ferrell, 51, and John C. Reilly’s new comedic film adaptation of the popular Sherlock Holmes character and world hit theaters across the United States on December 25.

And neither fans nor critics have been amused by the movie, which currently holds a seven percent rating on Rotten Tomatoes.

Flop: Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly’s new comedic film adaptation of the popular Sherlock Holmes franchise hit theaters across the United States on December 25

The film’s announcement initially caused a stir among Ferrell’s fans as it found him reuniting with his Step Brothers co-star Reilly.

But many of those who actually turned up to the theater since its release have walked out before the flick’s end and have taken to social media to express their disappointment.

Twitter user @soapiermedusa, offered up, ‘Here’s a tip to save you a few bocks. #HolmesAndWatson don’t see it. It was so bad. Half the theater walked out during it. And I love Will Ferrell but this one was one of the worst movies I’ve ever seen.’

@Coach_Devaney wrote, ‘@HolmesAndWatson is an absolute disaster. Had to wake up 3 other family members 40 minutes in just to walk out. Possibly overtakes Ishtar as worse movie of all time! Don’t waste your @ or time!’

Disaster: The film's announcement initially caused a stir among Ferrell's fans as it found him reuniting with his Step Brothers co-star Reilly

Disaster: The film’s announcement initially caused a stir among Ferrell’s fans as it found him reuniting with his Step Brothers co-star Reilly

Not amused: And neither fans nor critics have been amused by the movie, which currently holds a seven percent rating on Rotten Tomatoes

Not amused: And neither fans nor critics have been amused by the movie, which currently holds a seven percent rating on Rotten Tomatoes

Miss: But many of those who actually turned up to the theater since its release have walked out before the flick's end and have taken to social media to express their disappointment

Miss: But many of those who actually turned up to the theater since its release have walked out before the flick’s end and have taken to social media to express their disappointment

Adaptations of the Sherlock Holmes series have been popular since cinema became a popular art form, with multiples versions of the classic detective saga appearing over the last decade.

Benedict Cumberbatch and Robert Downey Jr. have both appeared in the title role in recent years, with Martin Freeman and Jude Law respectively playing the brilliant detective’s physician foil, making the characters ripe for satire.

Unfortunately for Ferrell and Riley, critic aren’t finding humor in their adaptation either, with Rolling Stone saying that Holmes and Watson ‘is so painfully unfunny we’re not sure it can legally be called a comedy.’

Another reviewer, Danielle Solzman, tweeted, ‘I should have waited before putting up the worst films of the year because #HolmesAndWatson was one epic pile of cinematic disgrace and an insult to the legacy of Sherlock Holmes.’

Adaptations of the Sherlock Holmes series have been popular since cinema became a popular art form, with multiples versions of the classic detective saga appearing over the last decade

Adaptations of the Sherlock Holmes series have been popular since cinema became a popular art form, with multiples versions of the classic detective saga appearing over the last decade

Benedict Cumberbatch and Robert Downie Jr. have both appeared in the title role in recent years, with Martin Freeman and Jude Law respectively playing the brilliant detective's physician foil, making the characters ripe for satire

Benedict Cumberbatch and Robert Downie Jr. have both appeared in the title role in recent years, with Martin Freeman and Jude Law respectively playing the brilliant detective’s physician foil, making the characters ripe for satire

Sherlock Holmes was created by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and first appeared in 1887’s A Study in Scarlet.

Sherlock is considered the most prolific screen character in the history of cinema and his first known film appearance is in Sherlock Holmes Baffled, a one-reel film running less than a minute.

In May, Warner Bros. announced the Downey and Jude Law would be starring in their third film in their popular series about the detective.

Strike: Unfortunately for Ferrell and Riley, critic aren't finding humor in their adaptation either, with Rolling Stone saying that Holmes and Watson 'is so painfully unfunny we're not sure it can legally be called a comedy.'

Strike: Unfortunately for Ferrell and Riley, critic aren’t finding humor in their adaptation either, with Rolling Stone saying that Holmes and Watson ‘is so painfully unfunny we’re not sure it can legally be called a comedy.’

Not the last: Sherlock Holmes is a character created by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, who first appeared in 1887's A Study in Scarlet

Not the last: Sherlock Holmes is a character created by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, who first appeared in 1887’s A Study in Scarlet

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