There really isn't much here that fills me with either excitement or dread. It just sort of...exists. Knowing the Farrelly's as I do, I'm sure they've saved the best bits for the theater, although it should be noted that the undeniable low point here is the appearance of the Jersey Shore cast. Then again, Jersey Shore is really the low point of the human race as a whole, so that's par for the course. Still, an entire segment about the Stooges as reality TV stars just might drive me over the edge.
While I commend the decision to go with three shorts instead of a feature length story, I can't help but wonder if the Stooges are just too out of place in the modern world. I would have liked seeing them in a period piece, where the boys are house painters, plumbers, treasure seekers or something of that ilk. The funniest Stooges routines were always when they had some very simple profession that required them to use heavy metal tools and inevitably led to inadvertent mayhem. Such adventures seem a bit far-fetched in today's world of plastic and miniaturized electronics. We'll find out on April 13th.
I still mourn for the version of this movie that would have starred Benicio Del Toro, Sean Penn and an actually fat Jim Carrey.