My fears were groundless. The film is hilarious, the actors do a fabulous job and I laughed. A lot. Seriously, I haven't enjoyed a film this much in ages. I don't understand the negative reviews this film is getting. At the screening I attended, the audience laughed their a**es off, and at the end, gave the film a round of applause. When was the last time you heard an audience applaud at a movie?
My one regret is that my parents didn't live to see this film. They would have have loved it, being HUGE fans of the boys. Actually, I think my Mum got a bit too involved with the films: She was very fond of Curly, and would get upset when Moe would hit him. "Doesn't he know Curly didn't mean to hit him with that axe?", she would say. God bless Mum and Dad! My hope is that they are watching the new film sitting next to Larry, Moe, Jerry and Sam, and having a swell time.
So yes, the new film is great, and I urge all of you out there to go see it. In preparing this post though, I realized something: It is REALLY hard to do a good caricature of The Three Stooges!
So I put it to YOU, cartoonist readers of this blog: Can you do a caricature of The Three Stooges that really looks like them?! If so, send them to me via email, and if I get a really good one, I'll post it and send the winner a prize of some sort.*
Even if you do a crappy drawing, send it in, and we'll all have some laughs at your expense!
N'yuck, N'yuck, Nyuck!
*No prize will be awarded.
UPDATE: 4/20/2012: The Results Are In!
Peter F. dared to take the "Caricature the Stooges" challenge. His entry is above. Peter claims to have knocked this out in ten minutes. Pretty good, I think! As the only entrant, Peter wins the Grand Prize, which will be mailed to him soon.* Congrats, Peter!
*No prize will be mailed.