Wednesday, March 19, 2014

03/19: The Three Stooges (2012)

In one of the most, perhaps, longest and well-publicized developmented movie so far this century, The Three Stooges was able to be released. That's not to say it was satisfactory for some people and well-received. I'm sure though lifelong and new Three Stooges fans were happy to see this happen.

A little about the story: Larry, Curly and Moe were left at an orphanage when they were babies. They have been at the same orphanage all this time, and just about everyone who was looking to adopt wasn't interested. The boys are all grown up now, working as janitors at the orphanage, still doing their hijinks and accidental goofs (like injuring people and poking eyes out). Now the orphanage is about to close, unless someone comes up with $830,000 in a month. The boys, refusing to give up and lose their home, go out in their ridiculous ways to raise the money (including doing a reality show!) while getting involved with a woman and her lover who wants to kill her husband.

Very funny, although some may find it stupid and recycled. Hellooo? It's the Three Stooges for crying out loud! It's got a decent cast as well, not just the main three, but you also have Jane Lynch as the head nun and Sofia Vergara's show-stopping performance. I still wonder why Larry David agreed to portray a nun. And cast members of 'Jersey Shore', though I don't think very highly of them, also make an appearance, of course, poking fun of themselves. Perhaps the most surprising is because of the state of people's level of humor (rude, slapstick, Three Stooges-type) for kids, this is rated PG. Maybe it's because there's too many PG-13 and R-rated movies out there? I think so. Which is good because all of my nephews (who are all 14 and under) really enjoyed this movie.

And watch out: there is a sequel in the works. Nyuk nyuk nyuk!

My rating: 7 out of 10

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