Director: Chris Miller, Raman Hui
Shrek the Third has lumbered it’s way into theatres and does it even matter if it’s a half assed load of tripe? Nope, all that matters is that Shrek the Third merchandise has already made millions and they could actually just show a half hour of product endorsement commercials and few would probably notice. Cha-ching. In fact, I bet no one would even notice if they just played this movie for the fourth and fifth sequel.
And this comes from someone who enjoyed the first film. It was clever, new, and had something for everyone. This time out however, this franchise has fallen into the Hollywood trap of releasing complete rubbish, and hoping no one will notice until their cash is already spent.
But you cant stop the machine so Mike Myers is back yawning his Scottish voice way through this heartless exercise. All the characters that used to be good are back as well, not with anything new, but with enough so that they’ll be able to collect their paychecks. This includes Eddy Murphy, and Antonio Banderas. The plot... Does it matter? Shrek and his wife Fiona stand in for her father the king. When the king dies, Shrek seeks out an heir played by Justin Timberlake. Meanwhile, Prince Charming continues his usual failing attempts to take over the kingdom. Oh yeah, and Fiona is pregnant, which leads to Shrek being afraid to face his responsibilities. Ye-aw-n.
Shrek used to have something for everyone, and now there
appears to be nothing left.