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Shrek the Third (2007)
Rather disappointing third installment of the still brilliant trilogy
Going to see Shrek the Third I had already read the lukewarm reviews. I knew that it likely wasn't going to be as good as the first two but it would have at least 10-20 humorous lines. Little did I know it would be about 1-5 humorous lines. I have never seen anything more disappointing.
The film starts out fine with a rather funny scene with Prince Charming (Rupert Everett) doing Dinner Theatre with all of Shreks friends (Gingerbread Man, Three Little Pigs, Three Blind Mice, etc.) booing and criticizing him. Then there is a long, long, LONG stretch of unfunny lines. Starting with Charming going to a bar and drafting the villains from other Fairy Tales into an evil plan. Then Shrek and Fiona enter the fold. They are next in line for the throne then there is the second funny scene when King Harold dies. That is funny for a while. Then Shrek, who doesn't want the throne, goes to find a teenager named Arthur. Then comes funny scene Number Three when Fiona tries to tell Shrek she is pregnant but is constantly interrupted by a horn. Then there is a LONG unfunny high school sequence. Terrible. In fact the subplot in Far, Far, Away getting taken over by Charming isn't funny either.
Then comes MERLIN (Eric Idle), I will just tell you this isn't funny. In fact this is even more unfunny than the High School scene.
Blah, blah, blah. Shrek comes back. Gets captured by Charming. Jokes with charming with unfunny jokes. It was so bad I don't even remember what happens to Charming, all I know is Shrek and Fiona have about 20 cute children.
Here are more problems. Puss and Donkey switching bodies is horribly unfunny. In fact they are the two worst characters in the whole thing. Anybody could have written a better script. I could have written a better script. My sister could have written a funnier speech.
To quote Justin Timberlake: "I want my MoneyBack."