Shrek the Third (U)

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<strong>Rating: </strong><span class='lf-avgRating'>3</span>/5

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Time Out says

Posted: Tue Jun 26 2007

As with many film franchises, you could string together all three of these money-spinners and not notice the joins. The trouble with this third instalment, though, is that a) its Arthurian premise is dispiritingly conventional and b) the pop culture references are starting to wear thin.

‘Shrek the Third’ centres on hammy wannabe actor Prince Charming (voice of Rupert Everett) who, it turns out, isn’t that charming after all. In fact he’s a spoiled egomaniac who loves himself more than his heckling audiences do. When Charmless finds out that the dying King Harold (John Cleese) has asked his ogre of a son-in-law, Shrek to seek out his natural successor (a distant nephew called Arthur Pendragon), he seizes the opportunity to organise an ego-boosting coup against the meek civilians of Far Far Away. With Shrek (Mike Myers) and his wise-cracking sidekick Donkey (Eddie Murphy) away in search of the new king, it’s left to the loveable ogre’s beloved wife Princess Fiona (Cameron Diaz) and her bevy of fairytale femme fatales to kick a few butts into touch. But that’s not all, there’s a sub-plot boiling away in Shrek’s mind and it involves babies…

Despite a number of protracted moments, a few scenes are truly inspired: the dying-frog sequence for one, and Shrek’s ‘Exorcist’-inspired nightmare about parenthood for another. Some jokes sail close to innuendo, but in the main they’re balanced enough to appeal to all ages. The CG animation, too, is as refined as we’ve come to expect. Just a shame it lacks the smart sassiness of its predecessors. Time to call time, we think.
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UK release:

Fri Jun 29, 2007

Duration:

93 mins

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Juliana

The feeble storyline and lack of good jokes make this a disappointing Shrek sequel, although the animation is as brillint as ever. Only moderately entertaining

Grizz

I thought it was bloody funny too! Puss, as always was great, in fact, it was all good! I never trust reviews in the media anyway. I have in the past and been SEVERELY let down! I honestly don't know what critics or reviewers want from films, esp. fantasy films. Unlike them, I pay to see movies...I'll decide what I like or not in future. I am a big film fan and have a large dvd collection.

Grizz

I thought it was bloody funny too! Puss, as always was great, in fact, it was all good! I never trust reviews in the media anyway. I have in the past and been SEVERELY let down! I honestly don't know what critics or reviewers want from films, esp. fantasy films. Unlike them, I pay to see movies...I'll decide what I like or not in future. I am a big film fan and have a large dvd collection.

Grizz

I can't believe the bad reviews! I thought the film was excellent! I suppose these snob critics wanted shrek to be dubbed with foreign language subtitles, in black and white, with everyone posing in glossy parisian surroundings, with some convoluted subplot involving underage sex and murder! It's a kids animated film for god sakes!!! what do you expect??

Grizz

I can't believe the bad reviews! I thought the film was excellent! I suppose these snob critics wanted shrek to be dubbed with foreign language subtitles, in black and white, with everyone posing in glossy parisian surroundings, with some convoluted subplot involving underage sex and murder! It's a kids animated film for god sakes!!! what do you expect??

Alice

Its saterday i am seeing it today it looks really good i can't wait to see it..............

Alice

Its saterday i am seeing it today it looks really good i can't wait to see it..............

Danni

Loved it - as always Shrek is brilliant and funny. Although not quite as good as the other two, definately worth watching again and again and again

Danni

Loved it - as always Shrek is brilliant and funny. Although not quite as good as the other two, definately worth watching again and again and again

zahra

I did not enjoy this film as much as the first and the second!! Still was funny!!

Amii

hiya, i love sherek. i wanna see this one so badly but i have to travel all the way to cheshire oaks cause the cinema near me has closed down!! Lv it-x

Amii

hiya, i love sherek. i wanna see this one so badly but i have to travel all the way to cheshire oaks cause the cinema near me has closed down!! Lv it-x

laura

the film was exellent but i prefered the first two. i think when 3 or more films come out on the same thing the novelty wares off. but it was still great.

Lucy

Can't belive Juilie Andrews is the Queen and Shrek and Fiona have babys! Great film thoght!

Lucy

Can't belive Juilie Andrews is the Queen and Shrek and Fiona have babys! Great film thoght!

Lucy

Can't belive Juilie Andrews is the Queen and Shrek and Fiona have babys! Great film thogh!

Lucy

Can't belive Juilie Andrews is the Queen and Shrek and Fiona have babys! Great film thogh!

jodie

i think this film was excellent i also think it is better than the last two becus shreks babies are right cute arr.and i think it was quite funny.

jodie

i think this film was excellent i also think it is better than the last two becus shreks babies are right cute arr.and i think it was quite funny.

Grammar king

Who cares about the movie?! I am much more interested in where some of you went to school, your spelling is atrocious. Anyway... great movie, reccomend it.

Grammar king

Who cares about the movie?! I am much more interested in where some of you went to school, your spelling is atrocious. Anyway... great movie, reccomend it.

Don

Dissappointing. Where were the laughs? I even persuaded my wife to come with me on the reputation of the other 2, We were not amused.

xxx...I LUV SHREK...xxx

this film was mint!!! deffo go and see it, its worth all the money!!!!! the baby dronkeys are so cute and its sooo funny when shrek has a dream of having millions of baby ogres!!!!

xxx...I LUV SHREK...xxx

this film was mint!!! deffo go and see it, its worth all the money!!!!! the baby dronkeys are so cute and its sooo funny when shrek has a dream of having millions of baby ogres!!!!

Emma

I loved the other shrek films but this one was not as good but it was stll better than the new Harry Potter film.

Divija

I haven't seen Shrek3 yet, but I have seen the other 2. I think this will be as good as the other 2.

lilly

went to see it on tuesday night made me laugh and the story line was good but i felt the first two were better the only thing i can say is how cute are sherk and fionas babies xx if your a fan of sherk 1+2 go see it you will enjoy it love and peace xx

Don

V. dissappointing. Poor compared to previous Shrek films. Plot slow, gags few.

johnathon palmer

very good film watched it at cinema last week off to watch it again with my younger sister ! i say go and see it your self !

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