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

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

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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Comments

PETE

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

Johnny

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

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

Ken

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

Daniel

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

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

Whitaker

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

Stephen B

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.

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