Shrek the Third (Widescreen Edition)
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Shrek and Fiona are reluctantly reigning over Far, Far Away, but they dream about returning to their happy confines of the swamp. Unfortunately, the only way that they are going to see their beloved swamp again is if they are able to find the rightful heir to the throne and return him to Far, Far Away. Shrek, Donkey and Puss in Boots set off to locate the heir while Fiona holds off a coup d'etat being spearheaded by Prince Charming.
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 humor and wit that make Shrek the Third so side-splittingly appealing. Rated PG for some crude and suggestive humor, but appropriate for most families with children ages 6 and older. --Tami Horiuchi
Beyond Shrek The Third
The Shrek Trilogy
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Stills from Shrek The Third (click for larger image)
- Shrek's Guide to Parenthood
- Deleted Scenes
- Tech of Shrek 3
- "Donkey Dance" Music Video
- Worcestershire Academy Yearbook
- Big Green Goofs
- DWA Jukebox
- Merlin's Magic Crystal Ball
- Get Up and Play PSA
- Learn the Donkey Dance
- How to be Green
- DVD Rom:
- Shrek Shmash Ups
- Royal Tournament Games
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Top customer reviews
The humor and hysterical parallels between the real world and Fairy Tale World are downright hilarious at times, and exceeding accurate!
But despite the silliness these movies have an amazing amount of heart. And they really do try to show that doing the right thing makes you the right person. Not the right things or title or looks. For an animated series it's one of my favorites. I recommend it to anyone or any age group.
I just wish they would make more!
The plot is that of a usual Shrek plot, where Shrek is caught in a dilemma that he has to find a way to get out of. His dilemma in particular is that he in no way shape or form wants to take over as King when Fiona's frog---dad passes on. This embarks Shrek on mission to find next of kin, which happens to be a high school kid named Arthur (Justin Timberlake). Shrek sets off on a mission to find Arthur, but runs into problems when Arthur refuses to go with him. Meanwhile, back at Far Far Away, Fiona and gang have their hands full as Prince Charming and his entourage of bitter and vengeful fairy tale character attempt a take-over.
The ending, of course, is a happy one, and without giving too much of the plot away, Shrek, Fiona and the rest of the "good" gang end up getting what they want.
Overall, this is a decent movie for Shrek fans. It is definitely not the best in my opinion, but fans will appreciate the silly humor and references that are so common in Shrek movies. However, if you haven't seen this movie yet (as most Shrek fans probably have), just keep in mind that you probably won't come away thinking this is as good as the first one. For Shrek lovers though, it's worth the watch.