Three Stooges Trailer Is Pretty Bad, At Least According to Twitter

    December 7, 2011

Will the Three Stooges remake be such a monumental mistake, the Farrelly brothers will forever regret making it? According to some experts out there, yes, it will be. The reason for such a stance? The new Three Stooges trailer, which is about as bad as something can be, but don’t take my word for it.

Check it out for yourself:

So yeah, like Slash Film said, this is what happens when passion projects go bad. In the case of the Three Stooges remake, not only have things appear to have gone bad, they have gone really, really bad. This is apparently what happens when you digress away from the original conception to such a degree.

You see, the Three Stooges remake was comprised of an entirely different cast, one that could’ve made this film into something incredibly interesting, even for the non-Stooge fans out there. Since this isn’t a movie blog, per se, you can read more about the evolution of the movie at Wikipedia, but let’s just say the cast we could’ve had and the cast we’ve been given present two entirely different possibilities.

Instead, we get folks from the Jersey Shore showing up.

This indicates the direction the Farrley brothers settled on was the misguided path, especially if the Twitter reaction is anything to go by. Since the trailer hit the tubes this afternoon, the reaction to it has been a strong trend on Twitter. It’s so bad, in fact, I’m left pondering whether or not if the early reaction is so negative, would the creative teams behind the project simply abandon it, even as they are ramping up for the release?

In the case of the Stooges remake, one can only hope:

Wow, judging by the trailer, Three Stooges could very well end up being the worst movie ever made. 1 minute ago via web · powered by @socialditto

spending two hours just to get a court date or spending a minute & forty-five seconds watching the three stooges. don’t know which is worse. 2 minutes ago via web · powered by @socialditto

You know how you update THE THREE STOOGES? You don’t cast the JERSEY SHORE cast to play themselves. 54 minutes ago via web · powered by @socialditto


I’m glad that Three Stooges trailer has all the hot babes I remember from the original show. 36 minutes ago via web · powered by @socialditto

RT @bg_ohthehorror: FDR must have anticipated the THREE STOOGES trailer when he declared that December 7th would live in infamy. 16 minutes ago via TweetDeck · powered by @socialditto

I really hope that The Three Stooges bombs terribly so I never have to sit through another trailer like that ever again. 6 minutes ago via web · powered by @socialditto

But then there are those who didn’t think it was that bad, bringing truth to the “different strokes for different folks” saying, although, there is something to be said about enjoying quality as well:

wow there’s a Three Stooges movie coming out 😀 my dad & I used to watch reruns together all the time, can’t wait! 9 minutes ago via web · powered by @socialditto

That’s understandable, I guess.

Just saw the Three Stooges trailer, actually doesn’t look too bad 10 minutes ago via web · powered by @socialditto

Were your eyes closed while you were watching?

I just saw The Three Stooges trailer and I can’t decide how I feel about it. For those of you who don’t know I am obsessed with them. 8 minutes ago via Twitter for iPhone · powered by @socialditto

I don’t know the guy, but the fact that he’s on the fence about the remake, especially after the trailer, makes me question the level of his Three Stooges “obsession.”

Here’s an idea: instead of test audiences for future movies, this is how all quality control for consumable entertainment should be done. Release a portion of it to the public and gauge the social media reaction. If the reaction is as bad it is for The Three Stooges, perhaps an alternative route would be better. In the case of The Three Stooges, the better route was the one that included this:

I’d watch Jim Carrey, Sean Penn & Benicio Del Toro as the Three Stooges. 12 minutes ago via web · powered by @socialditto

That’s far more preferable of a path than the one the Farrleys are currently on.