“I’m sure fans of ‘The Three Stooges’ have long wished for a full-length movie starring the legendary comedy trio,” said Elisabeth Rappe in MTV online. But do they want to see one badly “enough to accept three new Stooges” in the place of Larry, Moe, and Curly? MGM’s betting on it, and it’s just given the Farrelly brothers the green light to direct.
“Leaving aside the fact that it’ll probably end up starring Ben Stiller, Jack Black and Jimmy Fallon,” said Stuart Heritage in Heckler Spray, it’s “hard to understand why the Farrelly brothers are even making a new movie based on ‘The Three Stooges’ in the first place.” Nobody can replace the original Stooges—“this film’s going to be awful.”
Actually, this is the Farrelly brothers’ “dream project,” said Roger Moore in the Orlando Sentinel online, and it seems “like a smart move.” They may “have lost their edge with “the R-rated stuff (The Heartbreak Kid was a mess).” But their Stooges movie is going to be “a present-day kid-friendly slapstick farce with a PG- or PG-13 rating”—don’t be surprised if they “still have physical shtick they can make funny.”
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