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carguy123
carguy123 PowerDork
4/16/12 11:50 p.m.

I don't know about that Cabin in the Woods. I meant to go watch it but the 3 Stooges drew me in.

If you grew up watching the 3 Stooges you will not be disappointed. They recycled and updated a series of shorts from the original complete with all the inane stunts and tom foolery.

The new guys actually do a very good job of capturing the old essence. Curly was the best, with Moe 2nd. It seemed odd watching them at first but by the end of the picture it was hard to picture the originals.

All they needed was Icky Twerp and the Slam Bang Theater. Here in the DFW area we came home from school and watched the 3 Stooges on the Slam Bang Theater.

More Icky Twerp

High Brow it's not! Fun it was!

(stay deep into the credits for a music video of sorts)

SyntheticBlinkerFluid
SyntheticBlinkerFluid SuperDork
4/17/12 12:35 a.m.

I grew up watching The 3 Stooges, but I have no urge to spend money on this movie. I'll just wait until it hits the movie channels in 6 months.

Mazdax605
Mazdax605 Dork
4/17/12 6:17 a.m.

Brought my two boys ages 5 and 9 last night along with my sister who doesn't really know the Stooges as she is 10 years younger than me. We all laughed our asses off,and I really enjoyed the movie. I wasn't expecting much as I thought it would ruin my memories of the shorts, but it didn't. It isn't high brow, but the Stooges never were, so go in with an open mind,and you will be entertained. I think I laughed the entire movie!

Chris

Donebrokeit
Donebrokeit Reader
4/17/12 7:02 a.m.

I have been waiting to see this and I am please to hear a good review It looks like I will be spending a few bucks this week.

93EXCivic
93EXCivic UltimaDork
4/17/12 7:13 a.m.

Wow I was expected bad reviews compared to the original.

J308
J308 Reader
4/17/12 7:27 a.m.

Wait, WHAT? This movie is good for stooges fans?

I guess I know where I'll be this weekend!

DrBoost
DrBoost UberDork
4/17/12 8:12 a.m.

I never got the Stooges. Seemed too stupid to watch for more then 45 seconds at a pop.

mndsm
mndsm UberDork
4/17/12 8:17 a.m.

I try to keep an open head about it, but I can't buy actors that were established before playing the "character" of a Stooge. The originals WERE the stooges. Iono.

GrantMLS
GrantMLS Reader
4/17/12 9:32 a.m.

I just heard from someone who was a big stooge fan, said he wanted to hate the movie but ended up laughing all the way through it..

J308
J308 Reader
4/17/12 10:01 a.m.
GrantMLS wrote: I just heard from someone who was a big stooge fan, said he wanted to hate the movie but ended up laughing all the way through it..

Howard Stern said the same thing according to one of my friends who is a big Howard listener.

GrantMLS
GrantMLS Reader
4/17/12 10:04 a.m.

thats probally where i heard it..

jrw1621
jrw1621 PowerDork
4/17/12 10:08 a.m.

When I saw the PG rating (not PG13) I figured the act had been de-contented. I am not sure the originals would pass PG13.
I am sure some of the cultural references (now known as slurs) were dropped.

carguy123
carguy123 PowerDork
4/17/12 10:13 a.m.
jrw1621 wrote: When I saw the PG rating (not PG13) I figured the act had been de-contented. I am not sure the originals would pass PG13. I am sure some of the cultural references (now known as slurs) were dropped.

Then you are going to be disappointed. This was definitely an UN-PC movie.

It was a little raw (which means just like the original Stooges) and catches you off guard in the first few seconds of the movie. You think "They can't do that anymore!" But they do!

But as a nod towards present day sensibilities they do have a disclaimer at the end.

I thought I just wouldn't be able to get past the guys playing the stooges, but they did wonderful as well. As I said earlier, very soon you just forget they aren't the original and get into the show.

This is a movie worth spending the money for, but not a date night movie.

jrw1621
jrw1621 PowerDork
4/17/12 10:24 a.m.

Glad to see that words like "dame" may have still been used.
Is the movie set in current time or some sort of retro-time, like the 40's?

RealMiniDriver
RealMiniDriver SuperDork
4/17/12 10:24 a.m.

I had read that the actors were told specifically NOT to put their own "style" on the roles. They were to BE Moe, Larry and Curley.

aircooled
aircooled UberDork
4/17/12 10:32 a.m.

Good to hear, I was worried about it also.

"Hey, why'r you guys takin' a bath, it's not Saturday!?"

carguy123
carguy123 PowerDork
4/17/12 10:39 a.m.

They were LC&M.

It was set in present day and apparently used old scripts and concepts but just updated them.

Some gratuitous "walking sticks" as they put it in the show. And a very nice nun in a.................WAIT! I can't tell you that, it would spoil it for you!

Appleseed
Appleseed PowerDork
4/17/12 3:52 p.m.

Berkeley that! If you are a real Stooge fan this is scralige and a travesty. Is nothing scarred? Hell, while we're at it, bring back Laurel and Hardy, Charlie Chaplin, and the Marx Brothers. Ungh.

I'll treat this like I treat Blue Brothers 2000: a turd worth of flushing.

aircooled
aircooled UberDork
4/17/12 4:46 p.m.
Appleseed wrote: Berkeley that! If you are a real Stooge fan this is scralige and a travesty....

Possibly. But it has been around 75 years since the best of the Stooges. It is pretty unlikely they will be doing anymore soon.

If this movie follows the spirit of the Stooges, it is probably the best way to do some sort of revival of a type of comedy that still has a unique draw to many people even 75 years later! If you are a fan of the Stooges, you really should be for more of what they did.

Not really sure if there has anybody since them that really has done what they did successfully. Strange when you think about it, considering how successful there version was. Can anyone think of anything close? Violent physical comedy, good stuff.

rmarkc
rmarkc Reader
4/17/12 6:14 p.m.

Curly is played by Will Sasso, possibly my favorite MadTV alumni.
His Kenny Rogers on Jackass is classic.

carguy123
carguy123 PowerDork
4/17/12 6:30 p.m.
Appleseed wrote: Berkeley that! If you are a real Stooge fan this is scralige and a travesty. Is nothing scarred? Hell, while we're at it, bring back Laurel and Hardy, Charlie Chaplin, and the Marx Brothers. Ungh. I'll treat this like I treat Blue Brothers 2000: a turd worth of flushing.

It's obvious you haven't seen the movie. And since all the original Stooges are dead, it's not like there'll be any new episodes coming any time soon.

Appleseed
Appleseed PowerDork
4/18/12 12:40 a.m.

That would be like someone painting in renaissance style and saying "Look, a new Da Vincci painting." No, its not. Same with the Stooges. Sorry, I will not be swayed.

carguy123
carguy123 PowerDork
4/18/12 1:12 a.m.
Appleseed wrote: That would be like someone painting in renaissance style and saying "Look, a new Da Vincci painting." No, its not. Same with the Stooges. Sorry, I will not be swayed.

Ha Ha! That's probably the first time the Stooges have been compared to Da Vinci.

But think of it as a great "tribute to" rather than a "sacrilege of" the Stooges.

Appleseed
Appleseed PowerDork
4/18/12 3:48 a.m.

I'll concede that. Tribute is hopefully what the film is. Still won't watch it.

carguy123
carguy123 PowerDork
4/18/12 8:47 a.m.

Having actually SEEN the film I can say it IS a tribute. I love the Stooges and was worried when I first heard of the new movie. What convinced me to go was a short clip in a commercial that showed Curley looking like the real Curley. He was great.

I didn't want to like Moe since he looked the least like the real Moe, but he acted just like Moe.

Larry had a sort of hang dog look about him that never got me truly believing him, but even so he was very good.

Watch it or not, you're the only one who'll suffer. As for me I hope they begin to make shorts of them just like the real Stooges.

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