It’s no secret that by now, the Ogre jokes very well could have, and should have, dried up. It’s also no secret, that Dreamworks will continue to make Shrek movies, well past the rest of our lifetimes. Why? Simple. Every one they make, brings in just shy of a quadrillion dollars. (That’s not a real number, please don’t think it is.)
Shrek The Third is full of a few points that make you chuckle. There’s a few jokes that you laugh out loud at. New characters that are added bring new depth to our Ogre’s adventure stories. Prince Charming (Rupert Everett), Artie (Justin Timberlake), Merlin (Eric Idle), Lancelot (John Krasinski), Snow White (Amy Poehler), Rapunzel (Maya Rudolph), and Cinderella (Amy Sedaris) are all new characters for the third edition of Shrek. While our old favorites return for their third installment, as well; Shrek, Fiona, Donkey, Puss In Boots, Queen Lillian, and King Harold.
Mike Myers brings Shrek back to life, yet again, in another performance that only reminds me of his role as Stuart Mackenzie in So I Married An Axe Murderer. I think my favorite thing about the first Shrek movie, which by the way is still the best, was Donkey. Eddie Murphy is hysterical in the first movie. Between then and now, someone decided to write less and less parts for our beloved Donkey, thus he’s in the third installment even less than the second. While he’s always “there”, he’s not being Donkey, with the witty lines. (“Why not an onion, ain’t nobody who don’t like cake. You ain’t ever said to nobody ‘you want a parfait?’ and they said ‘no’. – Donkey, from the first Shrek movie.)
Overall, this is a fun flick to bring the kids to on a rainy day. It doesn’t live up to the first movie, by may be slightly better than the second, which I’ve only seen one time. If your kids like the giant green ogre, than this movie might be worth a Saturday afternoon showing.
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