Every film that has ever been nominated for a Razzie Award in any category.
The Three Stooges
Just Say Moe.
While trying to save their childhood orphanage, Moe, Larry, and Curly inadvertently stumble into a murder plot and wind up starring in a reality TV show.
I must be honest, this was not a film I was looking forward to. I hated the original Three Stooges so I was hardly keen on watching a 90-minute tribute act gurn their way through a terribly outdated routine whilst the fact the Farrelly brothers haven’t made a decent film in years was also a concern. Well even with rock bottom expectations the film still failed to deliver any sort of comedy. The plot follows Moe, Larry and Curly as they try and raise enough money to save their beloved orphanage from closure.
The film is excruciatingly unfunny with a series of drawn out and inept slapstick routines that quickly outstay their welcome. Perhaps part of the problem is that…
On behalf of a two year old child, this gets a star. Plus my rating.
I'm still pretty much a twelve year old boy, which means that watching three guys knock the shit out of each other is my idea of funny, and no one ever did it better than the Three Stooges.
I don't count Shemp. Fuck Shemp. He was lame.
Larry David in a nun outfit goes a long way.
Expectations were low, as I never really went for the originals as a kid, but maybe I'd be more impressed today. An uncanny replication, if I can trust my memory, and where I once saw merely lowbrow antics I now revel in...well, yeah, lowbrow antics, but performed with expert vaudeville timing the likes of which is virtually never seen nowadays. Its biggest problem, predictably, is that it's just too long—the division of the feature-length narrative into three "shorts" ain't foolin' anybody, and this style of comedy trades so much in repetition that sustaining it for 90 minutes is near-impossible. Didn't help that the third act takes a detour into a reality show I've never seen, either. But all three…
Where is the duo of directors that gave us comedy gold like Kingpin and Dumb and Dumber? They seem but a distant memory now, in light of this painfully unfunny farce. Granted that I've never been a particular fan of slapstick and the like - nor watched any of the antics of the original Three Stooges - but I don't see how anyone with a normal IQ could find this hilarious.
Hanging around with three half-wits, who spend their time slapping each other silly to the sound of "boinks" and "honks", isn't my idea of quality humor. And what kind of a message does that send to kids anyway? Put a chainsaw to someone's forehead and all he gets is…
I added an extra half star for this because I could watch anyone smack members of the Jersey Shore cast all day long. I had to take it off again though after the Farrelley's ridonculous rubber props bit after the credits; that was as annoying as some liquor company asking me to drink responsibly. Light hearted fun in the vein of the original show as far as I can tell.
+ The sound effects thing was quite 'out there' but I found it funny
+ Liked the whole "Jersey Shore" angle
---- Actors are giving their damn best but it's just not working
- Have no idea who this movie is aimed at. Kids? People who grew up in the 60s? Definitively not me.
- Jane Lynch and Sofia Vergara didn't help things
- Didn't have much laughs or fun, that's all there is to it
I'm not ashamed to admit the entire reason I watched this was to see Kate Upton in her sexy nun outfit. Sadly this was only a few seconds, but surprisingly enough the film itself was better than I thought it would be. It had pretty basic family friendly humor, and there were a few hearty laughs as well. I think my favorites were some of the puns.
I've never seen the original Stooges.
If this is faithful to the originals, then the originals were famous for no clear reason.
I expected to hate this film but The Three Stooges is exactly what a "Three Stooges" film should be. There are a couple pop cultural references that I could have done without but overall, it is true to the spirit of the Stooges.
There is an awkwardness to seeing people impersonate the iconic characters, but you get used to them pretty quickly. Other than that, all of the familiar jokes are still there. That's the thing though... most of these jokes are 80 years old. Do we really need to see them repeated?
Despite the fact that The Three Stooges never justifies its existence, I still consider it a success for sticking to the spirit of the Stooges.
Larry David in a nun outfit goes a long way.
Moe (Chris Diamantopoulos), Larry (Sean Hayes) and Curly (Will Sasso) are three brothers who grew up in an orphanage and drove the nuns into both an insane asylum and bankruptcy. When they find out that the orphanage is going to go under, they set out to raise the money to save their home. Unfortunately, their bumbling, dimwittedness and constant bickering gets them in trouble more often than not.
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