Shrek the Third

Shrek the Third

Chris Miller (2007)

88min
U Certificate
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Review

Our Score
The first two Shrek movies were packed with fairy-tale send-ups and warm humanity, and proved an absolute delight for young and old alike. The third outing shows signs of franchise fatigue as it struggles with a half-baked storyline in which the grumpy green ogre (voiced by Mike Myers) goes in search of a young King Arthur as heir to the throne of Far Far Away. The breathtakingly innovative wit of the earlier films may be lacking, yet there's still plenty here to enjoy, from Eddie Murphy and Antonio Banderas's manic double act as Donkey and Puss-in-Boots to some sly, "Once upon a time" in-jokes. But in keeping with the film's less certain direction, entertaining scenes of adorably cheeky baby ogres are upstaged by a blandly mirthless human teenager in Artie (Justin Timberlake), who appears to have been brainstormed by marketing department suits eager to extend their audience demographics.

Summary

The bad-tempered ogre finds himself in the unwelcome position of being next in line for the throne. Preferring to stay at home in the swamps, he sets out on a quest to find the rightful heir - a rebellious teenager named Artie - and persuade him to face up to his responsibilities as the future king. Meanwhile, the ambitious Prince Charming sees his chance to take the throne. Animated comedy, with the voices of Mike Myers, Cameron Diaz, Justin Timberlake, Eddie Murphy, Antonio Banderas and Rupert Everett.

Cast & Crew

Shrek Mike Myers
Fiona Cameron Diaz
Donkey Eddie Murphy
Puss in Boots Antonio Banderas
Artie Justin Timberlake
Prince Charming Rupert Everett
Merlin Eric Idle
King Harold John Cleese
Director Chris Miller
Director Raman Hui
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: ParamountAvailable on: DVD and Blu-ray
Comedy Drama Children's