People don’t know what they want. REALLY. They don’t know.
It’s probably very difficult to make a movie version of a property as beloved as The Three Stooges, and I never got The Three Stooges and kind of hate them, which means I can’t fairly judge this trailer for the Farrelly Brothers’ new movie.
But to me, it looks pretty much exactly like the Three Stooges, to perfection. Could this look more Stooges-y? Does that mean it looks good? It looks wretched. But it also looks perfect. People all over the web are saying it looks terrible as though there’s a way it could have been better. How on EARTH could this have been better?
It’s possible, I suppose, that because I am not a fan, there’s something I’m missing. Is the subtlety and nuance of the Stooges getting lost here? Was their oeuvre full of obscure references and one percenter jokes about Foucault or Plato’s Symposium and I TOTALLY MISSED IT? Were they giving over my head nods to physics or phenomenology? And now that subtlety has been lost?
Because if not, it’s a FARKING THREE STOOGES MOVIE. IT’S PERFECT.