As reported by Deadline, the “The Three Stooges” trailer was finally released on Wednesday. The remake of the 60s comedy was not as good as critics expected because it did not manage to adapt the characters of the movie to the contemporary reality.
Although the movie is directed by the famous Farrelly Brothers who have also produced comedies like “Hall Pass” and “There’s Something About Mary”, “Three Stooges” is not even close to the aforementioned films. The directors initially opted for Sean Penn, Benicio Del Toro, and Jim Carrey, but they could not reach an agreement with these A-list stars, so they had to content themselves with Sean Hayes, Chris Diamantopoulos, and Will Sasso.
The first joke that is supposed to make us all laugh and rush to see the movie portrays Curly while he has difficulties understanding the mechanisms of an iPhone. At the end of the trailer, Moe faces another 21st century challenge: he gets a “Jersey Shore” makeover. While the characters of the “The Brady Bunch” and “The Addams Family” remakes are funny when they don’t fit in the contemporary era, the Three Stooges managed to annoy everyone who viewed the trailer.
The only explanation we could find was that the film format and the movie script are no longer appropriate for the century we live in. Nobody laughs anymore when a character gets a poke in the eye or accidentally bites his tongue. Otherwise we would still watch Laurel and Hardy movies and, thank God, Hollywood can do better than that.
Critics stated that the characters of the film should have suffered modifications, too, not just the environment surrounding them. The Farrelly Brothers should have taken into consideration the fact that these characters were successful in a period when there weren’t so many comedies as they are today. Given the current competition, the “Three Stooges” will probably draw a very small audience, but we should wait and see before jumping into conclusions.
The trailer was first released on iTunes, but it was soon shared by everyone on the Internet. Those who are interested to see the remake will have to wait until April 2012 – the release date of the movie.
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