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Watch: 'The Three Stooges' Trailer Proves Their Comedy Has Not Aged Well

by Kevin Jagernauth
December 7, 2011 1:22 PM
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Three Stooges

Well, for better or worse, the Farrelly Brothers have realized their dream and brought "The Three Stooges" into the modern age. And what does that mean? iPhone jokes and bigger boobs to leer at.

The first trailer for the film has arrived and it's a trainwreck. The slapstick comedy pioneered by the trio just has not aged well. At all. It's hard to know where to begin with this. Let's just say that stuffing a lobster down someone's pants isn't nearly as funny as you think it might be and the requisite Snooki cameo made us want to poke our own eyes out. The trio of Sean Hayes, Will Sasso and Chris Diamantopoulos are fine. They look and act the part, but that's faint praise, as it's not like they're being asked to recreate Shakespeare here. The women fare less well, apparently just window decorating for Curly to get all hot and bothered over.

Can we go back in time and get Jim Carrey, Sean Penn and Benicio Del Toro to do this as the directors originally wanted? Or maybe go further back in time, preventing this from ever happening at all? The movie will apparently be presented as three connected short films in the spirit of the old school show. Considering we barely lasted the two minutes of this trailer, watching "The Three Stooges" is going to be quite the Herculean task. It opens on April 13, 2012. Watch below. [Apple]

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  • PETE | December 13, 2011 4:35 PMReply

    Maybe it's because I just watched the trailer for Mirror Mirror, but this doesn't look SO terrible.

  • Johnny | December 7, 2011 9:26 PMReply

    Why was this movie made its a joke. The Cast is horrible and the story and dialogue is idiotic and not in a funny way. Also why the need to be anti-Catholic I mean they cast a known anti-christian larry david as a nun and then a homosexual Jane Lynch as one Then off course poke fun at Nuns and Christians. And why did they put jersey shore cast in it? It seems the whole movie is more of a propaganda machine and a bad pop culture joke then a salute to the stooges! I feel sorry for the people who get tricked into watching it.

  • Michael | December 7, 2011 3:15 PMReply

    Will Sasso is so voluptuous and sexy. He's a very talented actor. He'll be wonderful in the film.

  • Ken | December 7, 2011 2:23 PMReply

    oh wow i'm so glad Snooki is in the movie, that'll really wanna get me to see it...

  • Daniel | December 7, 2011 2:18 PMReply

    There's no reason for this not to be funny; it's not an 'aging well' problem, it's an execution problem. Slapstick can be hilarious, but you need 2 things: 1) play it straight with the performance, and 2) play it straight with the photography. Mugging in either case, as on display here, kills the joke.

  • McKenzie | December 7, 2011 1:53 PMReply

    "Oh my gosh....does that suck!!"
    - Frank Cross ("Scrooged")

  • Whitaker | December 7, 2011 1:51 PMReply

    Sofia Vergara is so voluptuous and sexy. She's a very talented actress. She'll be wonderful in the film.

  • Griefo | December 8, 2011 5:11 AM

    Seriously? Well, this makes me actually dislike Sofia Vergara now. Truth be told, I didn't really care for her much anyway. How pathetic to pay people to post stuff like this..

  • Sergio | December 7, 2011 7:08 PM

    And this person made the act same comments on Shadow and Act on Indiewire when we posted the trailer. Obviously someone on Vergara's payroll

  • Castor | December 7, 2011 2:43 PM

    I'm thinking all these "X is gorgeous and so talented" comments are bot generated. They are everywhere!

  • Sam Malone | December 7, 2011 2:23 PM

    Do you work for Sofia Vergara? You wrote the exact same quote on under a different screen name. WORD FOR WORD.

    7th comment.

  • Stephen B | December 7, 2011 1:47 PMReply

    The Farrellys just need to stop. They did 3 hilarious movies (I'm sure others will dispute that) and a whole slew of bad ones. Stop financing these guys, Hollywood.

  • johnny | December 7, 2011 9:23 PM

    I know they are horrible a few of their movies were good but most sucked especially lately

  • jmp | December 7, 2011 2:26 PM

    Yes, Stephen B, the Farrelly Brother are box-office poison , and their recent films are horrid.

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