Shrek The Third (DVD)

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It's not easy being an ogre, but Shrek finds it doubly difficult for an ogre like himself to fill in for a king when his father-in-law King Harold of Far, Far Away falls ill in this third Shrek movie. Shrek's attempts to fulfill his kingly duties play like a blooper reel, with boat christenings and knighting ceremonies gone terribly wrong, and to say that Shrek (Mike Myers) is insecure about his new role is a gross understatement. When King Harold (John Cleese) passes away, Shrek sets out with Donkey (Eddie Murphy) and Puss-in-Boots (Antonio Banderas) to find Arthur (Justin Timberlake), the only heir in line for the throne besides himself. Just as Shrek sets sail to find Artie (as Arthur is more commonly known), Fiona (Cameron Diaz) shocks Shrek with the news that she's pregnant. Soon after, Prince Charming (Rupert Everett) sends Captain Hook (Ian McShane) in pursuit of Shrek and imprisons Fiona and her fellow Princesses as part of his plan to install himself as King of Far, Far Away. Shrek finds an awkward Artie jousting with his high school classmate Lancelot (John Krasinski) and, while Artie is certainly no picture of kingliness, Shrek is determined to drag him back to Far, Far Away to assume the throne. Mishaps and comedy abound, including a spell gone wrong that locks Donkey and Puss-in-Boots inside one another's bodies. While Fiona and the other Princesses prove they're anything but helpless women, Artie and Shrek battle their own fears of inadequacy in a struggle to discover their own self-worth. In the end, Shrek, Artie, and Fiona each learn a lot about their individual strengths and what truly makes each of them happy. Of course, it's the pervasive humour and wit that make Shrek 3 so side-splittingly appealing. --Tami Horiuchi

Product Details

Barcode
6009695385274
Department
Movies & TV
Released
24 Apr 2009
Type
Movies
Format
DVD
Genre
Animation
Region
Region 2
Year
2007
Language
English
Studio
Dreamworks
Runtime
89 min
Age Restriction
A
Supply Source
South Africa

Movie

Title
Shrek the Third
Release Year
2007
Running Time
92 min
Language
English
Categories
Childrens / Animated / Animated Characters / Animated Worlds / Computer Animation / Fairy Tale / Family (General) / Fantasy / Sequel / Theatrical Release
Synopsis
In the third installment of the wildly popular SHREK series of computer-animated movies, everyone's favorite hygienically challenged green ogre (voiced by Mike Myers) faces both parental and royal responsibility when his wife, Princess Fiona (Cameron Diaz), finds out that she is pregnant and that her father, King Harold (John Cleese), is on his death bed. The shock of these revelations leads Shrek on a journey with his loyal companions Donkey (Eddie Murphy) and Puss in Boots (Antonio Banderas) to seek out another heir to the throne--an awkward young boy named Artie Pendragon (Justin Timberlake). Waiting in the wings is the scheming Prince Charming (Rupert Everett), who sees the perfect opportunity to make his own bid for power and rallies a villainous crew to attack the castle.

Taking over the reins from director Andrew Adamson, Raman Hui and Chris Miller fill the land of Far, Far Away with even more fairy-tale characters in SHREK THE THIRD. Although this takes away from Shrek's own screen time, it introduces the highly amusing Princess Squad--which includes Snow White (Amy Poehler) and Cinderella (Amy Sedaris)--and the bullying Lancelot (John Krasinski), among others. And, as always, this SHREK outing features many pop-culture references, even managing to nod to two horror films (THE EXORCIST and ROSEMARY'S BABY) in a single shot. The movie also allows for more hilarious interplay between Donkey and Puss in Boots, resulting in a comedic adventure tale that, while over-populated, is still undeniably entertaining.
Notes
Theatrical Release: May 18, 2007
Cast & Crew
Director
Raman Hui / Chris Miller
Voice
Julie Andrews / Antonio Banderas / John Cleese / Cameron Diaz / Rupert Everett / Eric Idle / Eddie Murphy / Mike Myers / Cheri Oteri / Regis Philbin / Justin Timberlake
Screenwriter
Jeffrey Price / Peter S. Seaman / Jon Zack
Composer
Harry Gregson-Williams
Producer
Aron Warner
Movie Critics
Entertainment Weekly
"[E]xecuted with efficiency and a few new supporting-character flourishes....SHREK THE THIRD sticks to the swamp it knows best..." -- Grade: B-
Lisa Schwarzbaum (25 May 2007, p.61-62)
New York Times
"SHREK THE THIRD seems at once more energetic and more relaxed...[and] to some extent smarter....It helps that the animation looks better than ever."
A. O. Scott (18 May 2007, p.E14)
Sight and Sound
"[With] gorgeously rendered digital animation....The film is studded with impressive set pieces....There is clearly great fun being had by the animators and voice artists..."
Lisa Mullen (1 Jul 2007, p.70)
Total Film
3 stars out of 5 -- "From a visual standpoint, this is the most accomplished SHREK to date....The score is pretty ace too..."
Neil Smith (1 Jul 2007, p.46)
USA Today
3 stars out of 4 -- "[P]acked with good jokes and redeeming revelry..."
Mike Clark (16 Nov 2007, p.9E)