The ‘Three Stooges’ movie trailer is terrible, awful and also terrible

By | December 7, 2011 at 5:00 pm | 18 comments | Audio/Video, feature slider, TV/Movies | Tags: ,

Maybe it’s the fact that the latest film adaptation of the Muppets was so great or the fact that slapstick comedy doesn’t hold up like it used to in the hey day of the Three Stooges, but the newest trailer for the Farrelly Brothers’ adaptation of the beloved franchise comes off more like an attempt at a Funny or Die parody than anything else.

With Will Sasso, Sean Hayes, and Chris Diamantopoulos taking the roles of Curly, Larry, and Moe along with celebrity cameos ranging from Larry David to Snooki, I’m can only express disdain. Then, it occurred to me, what else should have I expected from the Farrelly Brothers’ version of the Three Stooges? Take a look at their IMDB page and it’s no surprise what you’ll see in the trailer.

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  • http://www.thisisat3st.com Ryan

    This does look terrible.  Except for the scene at 1:03.

  • http://twitter.com/ekimnamwen mike n

    Yes, it’s horrible beyond belief, but what’s worse is that people got paid millions of dollars to make this shit and supposedly smart people not only greenlit its production, but also okay’d its final cut. Proof once again that the people with power in Hollywood are fucking morons that do way too much cocaine.

  • http://twitter.com/ekimnamwen mike n

    Yes, it’s horrible beyond belief, but what’s worse is that people got paid millions of dollars to make this shit and supposedly smart people not only greenlit its production, but also okay’d its final cut. Proof once again that the people with power in Hollywood are fucking morons that do way too much cocaine.

  • Steve

    Wow.  Disgraceful is the word I’d use.

  • Steve

    Wow.  Disgraceful is the word I’d use.

  • Buster Brown

    As the ONE male on the block/in the neighborhood/at the school/in the workplace and on the stage over a handful of decades who NEVER understood what was supposed to be funny about the 3 Stooges, the trailer looks to me like an absolutely faithful rendition of that which I’ve seen throughout those years (albeit with a bit more T&A as is permissible today).  The impressions, storyline, situations and slapstick all seem to me to be exactly that for which the trio has been allegedly beloved and revered.

    I still don’t “get it,” but if mimicry and reviving the genre were the goals, this looks to me like the center ring on the bulls eye.  Or, as Col. Hans Landa would say, “That’s a BINGO!”

  • Buster Brown

    As the ONE male on the block/in the neighborhood/at the school/in the workplace and on the stage over a handful of decades who NEVER understood what was supposed to be funny about the 3 Stooges, the trailer looks to me like an absolutely faithful rendition of that which I’ve seen throughout those years (albeit with a bit more T&A as is permissible today).  The impressions, storyline, situations and slapstick all seem to me to be exactly that for which the trio has been allegedly beloved and revered.

    I still don’t “get it,” but if mimicry and reviving the genre were the goals, this looks to me like the center ring on the bulls eye.  Or, as Col. Hans Landa would say, “That’s a BINGO!”

  • Buster Brown

    As the ONE male on the block/in the neighborhood/at the school/in the workplace and on the stage over a handful of decades who NEVER understood what was supposed to be funny about the 3 Stooges, the trailer looks to me like an absolutely faithful rendition of that which I’ve seen throughout those years (albeit with a bit more T&A as is permissible today).  The impressions, storyline, situations and slapstick all seem to me to be exactly that for which the trio has been allegedly beloved and revered.

    I still don’t “get it,” but if mimicry and reviving the genre were the goals, this looks to me like the center ring on the bulls eye.  Or, as Col. Hans Landa would say, “That’s a BINGO!”

    • Dylan

      i have to agree with you. i’m not saying i don’t respect what the Stooges did for the world of comedy or how they’ve influenced generations, but i never understood what the hell was funny about what they did.

    • Dylan

      i have to agree with you. i’m not saying i don’t respect what the Stooges did for the world of comedy or how they’ve influenced generations, but i never understood what the hell was funny about what they did.

    • Dylan

      i have to agree with you. i’m not saying i don’t respect what the Stooges did for the world of comedy or how they’ve influenced generations, but i never understood what the hell was funny about what they did.

    • Bigbob50

      Maybe that’s the problem. You weren’t supposed to try and understand it.
      It was slapstick comedy, you either laughed or you didn’t. The Stooges were masters of slapstick.  Sure beats todays so
      called comedy and comedians where laugh tracks have to be inserted or a prompter standing before an audience holding up a laugh sign.

      • Fffff

        What comedians are you talking about? Stop watchign those wannabe “comedians” on comedy central, George Carlin, Kathy Griffin, Bette Midler, etc. True professionals of their craft(s)

    • Denise

      I agree with Buster. As a child I was told how funny the Stopoges were and as I loved Charlie Chaplin I thought I would like their slapstick style of humor. The trailer seems to be what I remember seeing except for the pie throwing which I always thought was the most overdone and least funny things about the stooges. I might rent it but I know I won’t waste $10 to see it in the theatre. Th Farrelly brothers are almost as overrated as the Stooges in my opinion. It’ll most likely suck.

  • http://www.emmakatrichardson.com Emma Kat Richardson

    What a missed opportunity for what could have been a great, poignant tribute. Didn’t we all just see Jen from Dawson’s Creek nail the part of Marilyn Monroe? Moving renditions of old school icons are so in right now.

    Wasn’t there a Three Stooges TV movie that came out a while back? On ABC maybe? I’ll bet that’s much better.

  • http://www.emmakatrichardson.com Emma Kat Richardson

    What a missed opportunity for what could have been a great, poignant tribute. Didn’t we all just see Jen from Dawson’s Creek nail the part of Marilyn Monroe? Moving renditions of old school icons are so in right now.

    Wasn’t there a Three Stooges TV movie that came out a while back? On ABC maybe? I’ll bet that’s much better.

  • PJBrown

    The porn parody should star Michele Bachmann, Herman Cain and Sarah Palin as the leads.

  • pestboy

    I love how people are so quick to judge something on a mere minute thirty of a full length feature, maybe it will suck but at least wait for the finished product before blasting away at the movie.