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Make It Stop: New 'Jackass'-Inspired Trailer For 'The Three Stooges' Lands

Photo of Kevin Jagernauth By Kevin Jagernauth | The Playlist March 21, 2012 at 2:12PM

It's pretty clear now that Fox has no fucking clue what to do with "The Three Stooges," the passion project by the Farrelly Brothers. The tone certainly suggests a movie for kids, and the studio reached out for middle America by having Larry, Curly and Moe do some shenanigans at the Daytona 500. But now they're making a late reach for teens with a spot that riffs on "Jackass," but it still delivers zero laughs.
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The Three Stooges Larry Curly Moe Kate Upton

It's pretty clear now that Fox has no fucking clue what to do with "The Three Stooges," the passion project by the Farrelly Brothers. The tone certainly suggests a movie for kids, and the studio reached out for middle America by having Larry, Curly and Moe do some shenanigans at the Daytona 500. But now they're making a late reach for teens with a spot that riffs on "Jackass," but it still delivers zero laughs.

Yet another trailer has dropped for the movie and pretty much the whole thing is Sean Hayes, Will Sasso and Chris Diamantopoulos hitting each other for a minute and a half. Hilarious. This thing got on our nerves after five seconds, so we have no idea how anybody is going to stand this for a whole movie. We said it before, and we'll say it again: The Three Stooges comedy has not aged well, and while the idea of doing a throwback style of comedy was probably an interesting idea on paper, in execution, this thing looks like an utter failure. And on a related note, that closing gag of Larry getting bit in the balls and doing the opera voice thing is getting really old, really fast.

That said, Larry, Curly and Moe are beloved and have a fanbase so who knows, maybe they'll eat this right up. But we have better things to do on April 13th. Watch below.

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