How Low Will You Sink For the Sake of Being Entertained?

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Let’s talk bad movies!

So, the question I ask today is: How low will you sink for the sake of being entertained?

I just recently rewatched The Three Stooges (2012) and I am unashamed to say that this had me howling. I was really looking forward to this movie when it first came out but I was also disappointed with the final product. I don’t know who could’ve made this movie except for the Farrelly brothers as this is the type of film that could’ve only come from the same guys who did There’s Something About Mary (1998), Me, Myself and Irene (2000) and Shallow Hal (2001).

There are a lot of plot points in this movie that are outdated, but they’re totally what some of the original The Three Stooges sketches would’ve been about. Some of it works and some of it doesn’t. One thing that doesn’t work is the inclusion of the Jersey Shore cast. The reason for their inclusion was because the directors wanted to bring the two eras together to feel relevant to “todays” audience … but after all this time, it dates it more than anything —

— but the one good thing that I will say about it is that all three of these guys, Moe (Chris Diamantopoulos), Larry (Sean Hayes) and Curly (Will Sasso) — they do a damn good job at impersonating the respected characters that they are portraying. The thing is, they just don’t have the same chemistry that the original Moe, Larry and Curly had all those years ago … and it shows. The only way I would recommend this movie is if you were ever a fan of The Three Stooges to begin with. You might just get a kick out of the impersonations and slapstick nature of the film but other than that, there really isn’t anything else going for it.

So what about you, screenagers? Which bad movie — not a “so bad, it’s good” type movie — that you know is a bad movie — and you wouldn’t recommend to anybody — are you able to enjoy?

I’ll see you in the trenches.