The Farrelly brothers have announced that a sequel to the 1994 comedy film Dumb and Dumber will start filming in September and will feature the original stars Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels. This news comes just in time to knock Anchorman 2 off its pedestal, if it’s true that is.
While it is entirely possible that a sequel is indeed in the works, I am concerned about what date the announcement was made on. Peter Farrelly told ComingSoon.net, about the sequel, yesterday, April Fool’s Day, at a press event for his film The Three Stooges. Still, it does seem as though the information is indeed real, which means we can expect to see Harry and Lloyd back doing stupid things very soon.
However, it has been eighteen years since the last film, not counting the prequel, Dumb and Dumberer: When Harry met Lloyd, which didn’t involve the Farrelly brothers or the original cast. Once again I’m left wondering whether or not a sequel would ruin the original, but for some reason, with this one, I don’t really think it matters. Let’s face it, the film isn’t exactly remembered for its riveting story and complex sub-plots, it’s slapstick. Plus, considering how surprising the announcement is, I don’t think expectations are going to be unreasonably high, so bring it on.
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