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The Three Stooges (2012)

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The Three Stooges


Chris Diamantopoulos
Sean Hayes
Will Sasso

Directed by Farrelly Brothers

Distributed by 20th Century Fox

Could have been better ….

It is clear after seeing the three stooges that the Farrelly brothers love the original stooges is a little too much. The brothers to me have been a little shy of delivery in their movies since Something About Mary (1998), before this was Hall Pass, which was also a drag.

If you are a huge fan of the original stooges and don’t believe in remakes, I will advise you to stay clear of this movie. If you have not seen the stooges before and decide this will be your first… You may not like this picture. But if you love slapstick comedy, go ahead.

One thing I must say is the performance given by Chris Diamantopoulos, Sean Hayes and Will Sasso as Moe, Larry and Curly respectively is so good and so like the original I actually applauded them for their work. Another high point in the movie is the mastery and well-choreographed eye-pokes, knuckle sandwiches, elbow nudges, and stunts I was thrilled by them.

But let’s look at why this movie is lacking the Midas touch, too much recycling of the old stooges flick when all I need to do if I need to see them (i.e the old stooges) is visit the nearest video store. Irritating screenplay that makes me wonder why anyone will think, spraying baby urine and using them as squirt guns will be funny. Even Sofía Vergara performance as the villain too became boring after a while.

The use of Larry David (maker of Seinfeld), as one of the nuns was weird too me and the joke of using Jennifer Hudson as one of the singing nuns went over my head, (I still haven’t figured it out).

The story is plain and simple as all stooges story starts till the trio make a mess of things, The trio needed to raise 830,000 dollars to save their orphanage from closing, a task they took upon their themselves to save their home.

They decided to do all it will take to raise the money, and so began the journey of the stooges.

Their journey led them to the show “Jersey Shore” and they had to interact with the cast on the show, and we saw eye poking, punching, head hitting, all over the place and I just couldn’t wait for it to end.

Jersey Shore is a waste of T.V time to me, now add the stooges...???

At the very end of the movie I just appreciated the actors for their work other than the movie for what it was meant to be, that is funny (because it wasn’t).


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