31 March 2009

Do these men look likely to poke each other in the eye?

I know this has been widely reported lately, but I really can’t make up my mind how I feel  about Sean Penn, Benicio del Toro, and Jim Carrey as the new Three Stooges

Several reasons: 

1.  I'm really not a fan of the Stooges (the Three Stooges that is, the regular Stooges, they rock). I’ve been told that this is because I am a
 woman, and there might
 be some validity in that.  The Three Stooges really does seem to be a guy thing. (Although, this woman would strongly disagree) 

2. I also have issues with the
Farrelly Brothers.  Occasionally, one of their films will have moments that are funny to me, but the bulk of it is really not amusing.  But, I do see the beauty of these guys directing this movie.  Their slapstick and gross-out humor isn’t my thing, but it fits right into the Stooges mold.

3. I’m interested in what they are going to do about a script.  Three guys slapping each other upside the head for 2 hours (even if 2 of the guys have Oscars) does not a movie make.

4.  I'm concerned about the hairstyles.  Carrey just has to shave it, which I'm sure he can pull off, but I'm not sure about del Toro making with the curly on the sides/receding in the front look or Penn rocking the bowl cut.

1 comment:

EDP said...

Yes to 1 and 2. I don't understand the fascination with the Stooges, and I can't see how this will gel into a good movie. Benicio del Toro? Really?