If the most recent movie take on The Three Stooges from the Farrelly brothers in 2012 didn’t live up to your expectations, well…this new movie probably isn’t going to ignite much excitement in you either.
It’s being reported that a new take on the Stooges is in development that will follow the comedy trio when they’re 12 years old. The movie, which comes from C3 Entertainment and is tentatively titled The Three Little Stooges, is planned to be a live-action family flick.
This weekend, The Farrelly Brothers’ theatrical release The Three Stooges, which is the very first undertaking of a film of the nonsensical, slapstick trio to not have at least ONE original member in it, opens in theaters nationwide.
This upcoming film, which at heart seems like a harmless, innocuous nod to the legendary comedy team, has created a ripple in today’s society. Fans are divided with the release of this film, which in itself is ludicrous. Purists are crying “fake,” “sell out,” and “it can’t be as good as the original,” when ultimately, at least to my eye, the choreography in the new film of the classic slapstick antics looks pretty convincing, the imitations of the three men look pretty spot on, and the lines I’ve heard in the trailer are as faithful to the inane, ridiculously effective bottom dollar scripting as in all of their classic shorts. This isn’t a remake of A Streetcar Named Desire or The Grapes of Wrath for sure, which arguably should cause this kind of public debate among cinefiles and at best, it will bring a new generation more of a consciousness of what this great, memorable, guilty pleasure, male-dominated fan base comedy team these three guys were. And to digress, I’ve always thought that any woman who likes these guys is the coolest gal in the room actually!
Listen up all you Southern Californians! Here’s certainly something to “woo woo” about! April 1st at Six Flags Magic Mountain in Valencia is April Stooge Day, in parlance with the upcoming release of the Farrelly Brothers new film, The Three Stooges!
And this exciting news is also something to “nyuk, nyuk” about as well, as they are giving the first 500 people waiting in line that day access to enter the park one hour before opening. Those lucky folks will be also be able to ride the new thrill ride, “Curly’s Colossus” and the first 10 people will also be the fortunate ones to get to the head of the line. Is dressing up as your favorite Stooge of the legendary trio also encouraged? “Why Soitainly!”
The first trailer for the Farrelly Brothers‘ long-awaited and oft-troubled new take on The Three Stooges has arrived, and it is pretty painful to watch.
There was always a dim ray of hope that maybe the movie would end up surprising us with word that it would be in three segments and that they would be able to use the Three Stooges theme music, as well as rumored stars like Jim Carrey, Sean Penn, and Benicio Del Toro. But as you’ll see, with stars Will Sasso, Sean Hayes, and Chris Diamantopoulos (not to mention Snooki from MTV’s Jersey Shore, for some inexplicable reason) this is already the vandalization of a beloved classic we feared it would be.
You can see the trailer for The Three Stooges by clicking on over to the other side now.