“I turned it off after 20 minutes and apologized to everyone for putting it on.”
“I actually sat through the entire thing. Why? I’m a glutton for punishment, I guess.
I think the thing that hurt the most was that there were a few good jokes and bits in there. When Steve Coogan showed up with a tattoo gun grafted to his arm, I chuckled — especially because Steve Coogan has a talent for taking even terrible things and making them watchable. Plus, the idea of a villain with a tattoo gun on his arm is actually kind of cool. Also, Hugh Laurie as Mycroft Holmes wasn’t bad. Not remarkable, but not bad.
Everything else, especially everything involving Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly trying to play off each other, was awful. With Will Ferrell in particular, it felt like he kept needing to show up anyone else who was in a scene with him, so he’d just add on to an already terrible joke and keep going. It was like he dared everyone on set to try to keep up with him, and even when they got tired of the joke, he kept insisting that he could be funnier and just kept doing the same thing. I felt awful for both John C. Reilly and Lauren Lapkus as they both had to do that horrible onion gag.
Not worth a watch. See Cats instead.”