Rewatched Jul 06, 2012
David Valkenet’s review:
So, yes this is the second time I saw this in the cinema. I dragged my girlfriend with me who, for what it's worth, hated it and gave it a zero. I thought it definitely held up, and even though I didn't laugh at some of the jokes I laughed at the first time, I did pick up on some missed one liners and laughed just as hard at all the deliveries by the main actors. The chemistry between the three leads is impeccable and alone enough reason to watch the film.
I would also like to address a certain level of film snobbery in regards to the original Stooges. I've been hearing many film fans say how they don't like the original Three Stooges, and although that's totally fair enough in some cases, I feel like others wear it like a badge of honour. It's a safe way of proving your films cred, just say how you much prefer the Marx Brothers and you've affirmed your knowledge of early cinema and also shows you have 'character' by disagreeing with popular opinion. Fuck those people, the Three Stooged rule and this movie was a worthy homage. Slapstick takes much skill to pull off as well as the Stooges did. It's a mixture of chemistry, charisma, choreography and physicality that is sorely lacking today and I applaud this film's attempt to bring it back.
I love The Three Stooges.