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Three Stooges Movie

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I took my son to see the 3 Stooges Movie yesterday.  I was hesitant to go.  As a lifelong fan, I didn't want to see my favorite slapstick team turned into a updated, more modern, more crude, watered down version of what they were in their heyday.  In addition, I didn't think that I could give them a fair evaluation...I thought I would pick it apart.  Plus I thought no man alive could do the part of Curly justice.   I was pleasantly surprised.

Fear 1.  They'll be an updated version of the Stooges. *False.  The producers tried to keep the characters as true as possible to the original personalities.  "Depression era actors in today's world won't work" was one of my concerns.  True Stooge fans know that the Stooges were had innocent hearts that were out of place in their own time.  I didn't realize that transplanting them into a different era would be so seamless.  Same bowl haircut, same high water pants, suspenders  

Fear 2.  It won’t be slapstick, Hollywood will turn it into something else. *False.  The guys are still innocent, gentlemanly in their own way.  There are only 2 parts where you might say the producers took some liberty...one where Curly passes gas (but it's under water and all you get is a bubble) and another involving a peanut and a dolphin, but it was one of the funniest moments in movie history.  Again... they stayed true to the characters.  

Fear 3.  It'll be watered down.  *This was a complex fear, so I'll break it down further.   *3.1.  They'll try to make it appeal to a wider audience.  They'll neuter Moe, Larry less spineless and Curly less clueless...thereby not offending anyone.    *False.  Again, authenticity SEEMED to be the producers' goal.  This fear might have been grounded in the realization in my life that women just don’t like the Stooges…and they would try to make it appeal to women.  Cut back on the slapstick, make the characters less…errr…stupid.  Softer gentler stooges just wouldn’t have worked.  I’da left the theater.  It’s still distinctively a guy show (not that some women won’t like it….just not the women in my life). 

3.2.  They won't use the exaggerated sound effects 

 *Wrong  

3.2.  They won't beat each other silly because it'll offend or may open them up for lawsuits when kids start smashing each other with hammers.   *Nope. Claw hammers, sledge hammers, chain saws, and other tools of destructions assault our troubled trio...and some other hapless cast members.  There is a public service announcement at the end of the movie where they show you that the hammers are wooden.  

3.3.  It'll lack the unpredictable, urgent (seeming) spontaneity.   Absolutely not.  Several places I can point to where I just didn't see something coming.  The dolphin/peanut thing I mentioned before, there was a bus incident that completely caught me off guard.   

Fear 4…Nobody could be Curly.   *Afraid this one was true.  Nobody can.  However, Will Sasso did as well as anybody possibly could have.  Shemp was a poor substitute that grew on me and eventually became a Stooge genius in his own right…but still wasn’t Curly.  Joe was an embarrassment to the role.  Curly Joe was BORING.  Will Sasso would have done well as a Curly replacement even in the 30’s.  I don’t think they could have found a better actor for the role.     It starts fast, so don’t be late.  It is also one of the fastest 100 minute shows I’ve sat through in a long time.   *Go.  You’ll soitenly enjoy it.  Nyuck nyuck nyuck  
nthsll posted Apr 16, 2012
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nthsll
I wish I knew how to break these down into paragraphs...
nthsll (rep: 12.4k) posted Apr 16, 2012
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nimrodboy3
i made it about half-way through and i then i stopped. seems like a very good review, though. thanks. looks like you really enjoyed the movie and i can see why.
nimrodboy3 (rep: 68k) posted Apr 16, 2012
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nimrodboy3
oh..as for the paragraphs..you can try using HTML. you can type "< p >" at the beginning of the paragraph and "< / p >" at the end of the paragraph. Don't use the quotation marks and get rid of the spaces. Hope this helps.

I heard there were some HTML issues a few days ago..not sure if they are resolved. good luck.

in the past i think i've been able to just hit the "return" key.
nimrodboy3 (rep: 68k) posted Apr 16, 2012
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nthsll
Thanks Nimrod. I tried using the enter key but it didn't seem to work. I'll try the other when i get back to my office.
nthsll (rep: 12.4k) posted Apr 16, 2012
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heyimdennise
I can't wait to see this movie! Thanks for the review!
heyimdennise (rep: 7.87k) posted Apr 16, 2012
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nimrodboy3
my pleasure, nthsll
nimrodboy3 (rep: 68k) posted Apr 16, 2012
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nthsll
Thanks Dennise. Its a fun movie.

It seems like they must still be having issues with HTML...
nthsll (rep: 12.4k) posted Apr 16, 2012
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nimrodboy3
hmmm...
nimrodboy3 (rep: 68k) posted Apr 16, 2012
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arsiel
Use < br > not < p >
arsiel (rep: 13k) posted Apr 16, 2012
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nthsll
I went half way through it with the "br"s and it didn't work either. :-/
nthsll (rep: 12.4k) posted Apr 16, 2012
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arsiel
Hmm... try copying it into Notepad & then repasting it into dealspl.us?
You shouldn't need < / br > either. :s I'll play around with it to see if I can figure it out
arsiel (rep: 13k) posted Apr 16, 2012
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arsiel
I just reposted your review on another Ask & Share (oops, didn't realize I couldn't delete it) and just pressed enter wherever you wanted a paragraph break. Seems like it worked. If not, I think the issue is that you put the < br > where text is supposed to be. You have to be under "HTML" in order for the added breaks to work. "HTML" is on the same bar as font options or the option to add a hyperlink - all the way to the right.
arsiel (rep: 13k) posted Apr 16, 2012
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nthsll
Weird. I separated it when I typed it. I'll try to edit it again./
nthsll (rep: 12.4k) posted Apr 16, 2012
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nthsll
I give up
nthsll (rep: 12.4k) posted Apr 16, 2012
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arsiel
Lolol. :(
I wish I could just edit it for you. Oh well, readers just to tough out the eye strain.
arsiel (rep: 13k) posted Apr 16, 2012
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nthsll
lol. It reads like a copy of Mein Kampf. At least there is a bit of punctuation...
nthsll (rep: 12.4k) posted Apr 16, 2012
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nimrodboy3
oh yeah.."br"...good call.
nimrodboy3 (rep: 68k) posted Apr 16, 2012
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nthsll
Thanks TOTOO.
nthsll (rep: 12.4k) posted Apr 16, 2012
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arsiel
Hooray. Saved.
arsiel (rep: 13k) posted Apr 16, 2012
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EzzyLovesToSave
"Fire at will." "Which one is WIll?"...LOVE Curly!!!:)
EzzyLovesToSave (rep: 314k) posted Apr 16, 2012
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encorez
I use invisible letters for paragraphs...
encorez (rep: 9.96k) posted Apr 16, 2012
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gangstabarbie
I have never heard of the 3 stooges ? Sorry..
gangstabarbie (rep: 9.67k) posted Apr 16, 2012
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canis444
Thanks for sharing! My dad is a longtime fan as well, and I would love to go see it with him. What did your son think of the movie, if I may ask?
canis444 (rep: 263) posted Apr 16, 2012
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nthsll
He loved it. He's 16, but I pretty much crammed it down their throats as kids.

GB...really? Where are you from?
nthsll (rep: 12.4k) posted Apr 17, 2012
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canis444
Lol good for you ;)
canis444 (rep: 263) posted Apr 17, 2012
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