The Three Stooges
I have been wanting to watch this just out of curiosity even though I made fun of it so bad and said I'd never watch it. My sister watched it recently and loved it so much she showed it to other people and watched it like 3 times in a week. I don't know how she did it.
This movie wasn't exactly the disaster we thought it would be, but it wasn't particularly good either. The worst part is that the guys playing Larry, Moe and Curly were pretty darn good. They really did the best they could with what they had to work with. It was just the bits and movie itself that I wasn't feeling. Don't get me wrong, I did laugh a handful of times, Moe especially had some pretty good lines, and Curly's timing was almost perfect, but man the plot was just absurd.
What I hated the most is that early in the movie the Stooges are hired to kill someone for money, and they actually try and follow through with it. I just don't like the idea of the Stooges killing anyone. They don't kill, they just cause chaos. So that was a big sticking point with me. There were some particularly awful bits, one involving the Stooges using a bunch of pissing babies are guns (it was one of the least unfunny things I ever saw, and I can only imagine the real Stooges just hating the fact they resorted to pee jokes here) and another in which Moe becomes a cast member of the Jersey Shore. I hate this because Jersey Shore is the fucking worst, and it has no business being associated with the Stooges in the least. The JS cast gets too much screen time and they're involved in too many jokes, and they were awful. They delivered all of their lines terribly. Just fucking awful.
I just feel like the Farrelly Brothers just didn't really come up with enough good bits. The idea of splitting the movie up into episodes was sort of cool, but there was no reason for it. They don't feel like self contained episodes. Like, you couldn't have a favorite episode and just watch that one as a standalone thing. It's a full movie told like any other film. If anything they just break down the acts and did a good job of telling me how close I was to the end of this.
When the movie was over they actually had a segment where they had two dudes telling the audience (in this case kids) that everything they saw was fake, and they showed off the rubber hammers and stuff that was used. Thought that was kind of interesting. I wonder if the studio made them include something like that.
So anyway, I could see a kid really enjoying this, but I'd rather just watch classic Stooge episodes. I think Stooge fans should watch it though, they might like it more than they'd think, like I said, my sister and her family loved it and she wanted to hate it. I didn't hate it, but it wasn't very good.