Monday, 3 September 2012

Blasting on Metacritic Users 2: The Three Stooges Review

This new blog series titled "Blasting on Metacritic Users" is about metacritic.com users who overrates or underrates a movie, TV show, game or music and just how wrong they are. Today, we're taking a look at The Three Stooges. It scored an overall 6.1/10 based on 81 ratings according to metacritic (the scores can easily change) which indicates "generally favorable reviews", obviously overrated and this article is going to explain why this movie is more of a 5/10. If you strongly agree with this review, you can help bring the ratings down by submitting a negative rating on the website. A review is optional!
Theatrical release poster
The Three Stooges is about a trio of men Larry, Curly and Moe who still lives in an orphanage since they were babies. Hitting, slapping and finger-poking each other all the time, they’re nothing but bad news for the Sisters of Mercy Orphanage, an orphanage that would soon be shut down if they don’t come up with $830,000 within 30 days.

The trio then travels to the city to try and raise the money somehow despite the fact that they know nothing about inner city life. A series of adventure begins as The Three Stooges becomes involved in an attempted murder plot as well as a famous reality TV show during their quest to save their orphanage.

When it comes to comedy, the Farrelly brothers forget to add the laughs these days. Children may find this movie very humorous; after all it is juvenile. But older viewers won’t find any fresh jokes, or at least amusing ones, in his comedy and the result of this movie is basically nothing but pure slapsticks.

Some Catholics have even criticised the film for its disrespectful portrayal of nuns, especially Kate Upton in her "nun-kini". You know the ending went a bit too far despite Kate looking drop dead gorgeous. If you’re not religious, then you don’t need to worry about it. It’s certainly an improvement over the Farrelly brother’s previous films, Hall Pass and The Heartbreak Kid, thanks to the performances from its three leading actors.

In conclusion, The Three Stooges is characters attacking each other for 90 minutes. Though it’s not unpleasant or painful to watch, and it’s certainly an improvement over the Farrelly brother’s previous work, audiences other than children will find very little entertainment.

5/10

2 comments:

  1. I kind of figured a lack of entertainment would be the case when I saw the previews for this movie. I wasn’t at all intrigued to check it out either, until just recently. One of my coworkers at Dish said she really thought it was funny, so I’m kind of interested in checking it out now. I’ve loved Will Sasso since his MADtv days, so how bad could it really be? I’m going to add it to the top of my Blockbuster @Home queue and check it out in the next couple of days when I get it in the mail. At least renting it I won’t feel bad about spending the money on it like I would have in the theaters.

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    1. If you love slapstick comedy, you'll enjoy it. If not, it's painfully unfunny.

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