years-in-development, supposed labor of love from the Farrelly Brothers is a blandly shot disappointment that sentimentalizes the trio for kids (at one point, the Stooges are referred to as “BFF’S forever”) but lacks the knowing references that might have amused diehard adult fans. Unlike Moe’s slaps and eye pokes, the attempts to update the slapstick miss as often as they hit: Sparks fly humorously when Moe scrapes a buzzing chainsaw rather than the traditional handsaw across Curly’s scalp, but there’s more yuck than nyuk-nyuk-nyuk in a nursery scene in which the Stooges use urine-spraying infants as human water pistols. A subplot that lands Moe on “Jersey Shore” will date faster than the Tojo references in “The Yoke’s on Me” (1944), and the use of Talking Heads and Allman Brothers music to score several bits of Stoogery is distracting and inexplicable. The funniest performer is Larry David, in penguin drag as the meanest nun at the convent/orphanage that is the setting for a Stooges origin story that may be the movie’s most amusing sequence, thanks to the talented youngsters who play the kid nitwits with arresting haircuts and arrested 21 Jump Street (R, 110 min.) ★★★✩✩ ❚ Jonah Hill, Channing Tatum. What to Expect When You’re Expecting (PG-13, 110 min.) The nonfiction best-seller inspires an all-star ensemble comedy. Wrath of the Titans (PG-13, 99 min.) ★★✩✩ Sam Worthingon returns as Perseus, son of Zeus (Liam Neeson), in this simple-minded myth-mash, which — contrary to the promise of its dynamic trailer — is even more disappointing than its predecessor, 2009’s “Clash of the Titans.” Some of the creatures are spectacular (Kronos emerges from his underworld prison as a giant molded from dripping molten lava), but the movie lacks any suspense or narrative momentum; if even Princess Andromeda (Rosamund Pike) can battle a Cyclops without serious injury, who needs a demigod?