Post by rascalstooge on Oct 25, 2013 9:49:31 GMT -5
Mine would be Triple Crossed, the next-to-last Stooge entry. Did not like the way Larry was depicted-it was a remake of 1952's He Cooked His Goose. Hated the ending particularly, with Moe hitting and pulling out Larry's hair. Only saw it once, never again.
Post by scotty1958 on Oct 26, 2013 10:53:21 GMT -5
My friends and I were all Three Stooges fans growing up, and the one short that none of us ever liked all that much was "Woman Haters" because there was too much singing and rhyming in it. It was just too different from the other shorts that we loved. There may have been other shorts we weren't all that crazy about after Curly and Shemp were both gone, But "Woman Haters" was the one I can say for sure we didn't like.
- From the era of Curly's illness. His inability to improvise is painfully obvious here. Without the ability to improve the script with their own humor, the Stooges are forced to go through the motions of an average Columbia comedy.
"Rhythm and Weep"
- Also from the era of Curly's illness. Far too much attention is given to the musical sequences, particularly a lengthy dance scene with the Stooges' costars.
From the "Shemp" era -
"Cuckoo on a Choo Choo"
- This film is just plain weird.
Several of the cheap 'stock footage' shorts
- More specifically, the ones that have little new footage ("Rip, Sew, and Stitch" comes to mind).
From the "Joe" era (admittedly, I do have a fondness for much of this era, even if it isn't up to par with the classic shorts) -
- The sequel to the somewhat bad "Hoofs and Goofs" (which at least had Benny Rubin to save it). "Horsing" hardly features any jokes. Like with "Uncivil War Birds", one gets the feeling that the Stooges are just going through the motions, relying strictly on the script for laughs.
"Sweet and Hot"
- Features too much Muriel Landers. The lengthy flashback sequence showing her a child (with the Stooges playing her uncles) is just embarrassing. But at least this film has Moe portraying a German doctor.
From the "Curly-Joe" era (I also have a fondness for this era) -
"Have Rocket, Will Travel"
- Not a terrible film, but nevertheless a weak one. The pacing is incredibly slow, and one can clearly tell Joe DeRita is still trying to adjust to his role as a Stooge. The film's lowest points are the romantic subplot, and the lame sequences with the Stooges on Venus (featuring a talking unicorn, and a giant spider that shoots lasers!?)
"Snow White and the Three Stooges"
- Production-wise, this film is beautiful. The sets and costumes look phenomenal, and I liked that this version didn't totally follow the Brothers Grimm's original story. The film mainly suffers from not giving the Stooges enough freedom (again, forcing them to work exclusively from a script). However, this film does provide a rare opportunity to see the Stooges pull off dramatic acting.
- Actually a pilot for a proposed Three Stooges TV series, and notably the last project the Stooges completed. This film is just plain boring, mainly because of the lengthy travelogue sequences.
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