December 8th, 2011
12:00 PM ET
The trailer for the Farrelly brothers' closely watched "Three Stooges" has been released, but reaction to it has been less than kind.
Starring Sean Hayes, Chris Diamantopoulos and Will Sasso as well as features from Jennifer Hudson, Sofia Vergara, and Larry David, the trailer is filled with typical "Stooges" humor mixed with more modern references, like an iPhone and Snooki. Uh-huh - the tiny orange one from "Jersey Shore."
Slashfilm has examined the teaser trailer in a state of disbelief, finding the thought of the rumored original cast - Sean Penn, Benicio Del Toro and Jim Carrey - even thinking "about doing this movie" to be "totally insane," given how the flick's teaser trailer has turned out.
Film School Rejects, meanwhile, thinks you should "just say no" to the trailer. Unless "you don't value your eyes, your soul, or the possibility that Hollywood would greenlight an original and creative project," of course - then feel free to watch, the website says. Across the pond, the Guardian believes "nothing says 'out of ideas' like a voluptuous nun in a swimming costume."
The paper's hopeful that the actual film will do what it believes Bobby and Peter Farrelly do best, which is combine "low rent laughs with plenty of heart and puerile charm," but the trailer doesn't offer much encouragement.
But if you chuckled once or twice, you're not alone. The Boston Herald tracked down plenty of Twitter outrage, but admits there was some humor in the clip.
"The Three Stooges" arrives in full in April, 2012.
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