‘The Three Stooges’: Ask the Critic!
As part of a new ongoing feature, critics will regularly return to answer questions on their review, the film and their tastes. Film critic Jordan Hoffman has seen ‘The Three Stooges’ and – surprise – he really liked it. Is it possible that ‘The Three Stooges’ is actually really funny? Well, now you can ask him.
Says Jordan of ‘The Three Stooges’ in his review:
It is so relentlessly, gleefully and willfully dumb that, even if you are so broken an individual that you refuse to laugh, you will at least watch it in reverence and awe. It is a rare and curious feeling, peeing your pants over chunkily choreographed mallets to the face because of the very fact of how un-funny it is, then surprising yourself with a genuine laugh from a convention tweak – as though you just received a gift from the comedy Gods for sitting through something this stupid.
Jordan will be here all day answering questions in the comments section of this post and we hope this will encourage a more open line of communication between film critic and filmgoers as readers can get their specific questions or concerns about a movie answered.
Also, make sure to check back on Monday as critic Matt Singer returns to answer questions on ‘Cabin in the Woods’.
Jordan Hoffman was the movies editor at Hearst Digital’s UGO for four years and currently contributes to SlashFilm, MTV’s NextMovie and StarTrek.com. He’s made two marginally successful independent movies, is a member of the New York Film Critics Online and was named IFC’s Ultimate Film Fanatic of the NorthEast in 2004. Follow him on Twitter at @JHoffman6.