Comedy, some scholars believe, has evolved since the early 20th century. No directing team is out to disprove this theory more than the Farrelly brothers – who seem almost defiant in their quest to rehash old Vaudevillian vignettes in their The Three Stooges film, arriving in theaters April 13th. What once seemed like an interesting exercise exploring the roots of comedic history with Jim Carrey, Sean Penn and Benicio del Toro has seemingly* denegrated into a DTV-worthy abomination with… not those actors.
I have nothing against Will Sasso (Curly), Sean Hayes (Larry) or Chris Diamantopoulos (Moe). But I’d like to take a moment to remind everyone that this film also provided Snooki further employment. And that she probably made in one day considerably more than what I piece together selling myself on a sidewalk every year.
It’s not that the Stooges aren’t worthy of a modern audience, they are. But this ain’t the Stooges. This is. Anything less is exactly that: less.
Source: Yahoo! Movies
*Seemingly! It’s important to note that the film is not out, nor has this contributor had the opportunity to view it.