I really really enjoyed the first 'Shrek' film. What I liked about it
was that it was edgy and merciless in the hate it harbored for the
Disney clichés of fairy tale stories. 'Shrek' was a revolutionary
concept. The character genuinely wasn't likable and he genuinely had to
fully become a hero before we could like him. It was an adventure film
with action and comedy perfectly mixed. I went into 'Shrek 2'
reasonably excited, it was serviceable but really it was kind of
lifeless. It was essentially a 'meet the in-laws' ordeal with none of
the magic or character of the original. 'Shrek the Third' was hugely
disappointing. I put off seeing it for the longest time because I
feared what it could be and my fears were largely justified. 'Shrek'
has essentially become the big cuddly Disney teddy bear he hated.
Where could they bring Shrek as a character? What it be too much to ask
that he go on some sort of adventure? The first 'Shrek' had a thrilling
scene with dragons and fighting to compliment the humor. 'Shrek 2' took
a stupid approach of a family melodrama involving the in-laws and
'Shrek the Third' takes the next obvious step, baby drama. Wow. I don't
necessarily mind this because there is a semi-decent scene where Shrek
explains the legacy of being an ogre and how he doesn't want his
children to experience it. That is really heartfelt and well thought
out. If the film truly wanted to be about baby drama than this was the
best way to do it. Instead of going further into this we get jokes
about diapers and spit up and the like.
What really gets me about 'Shrek the Third' and even 'Shrek 2' is how
loveless Shrek and Fiona's relationship is. They are separated from one
another the entire film and it is sufficiently disappointing. Fiona
cannot be caged. I really love the character of Fiona, her charm, her
spunk, and her self confidence are really encouraging in the face of
the negative female stereotypes placed in front of young girls by the
Disney corporation. Fiona spends all of 'Shrek the Third' waiting for
the man in her life and dealing with stupid female stereotypes and this
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Shrek is simply the most loved ogre all over the world. This movie is on loving what you have the way it is. Very good!!!.
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a very nice movie with very interesting caracters.
awsome movie !!.
it might look like it's for little ones, but its for all ages.
Never really got going
I loved the first two Shrek movies. Shrek 1 was very original, and sick
minded. There had never been anything like it before. Hilarious! Shrek
2 took all that was good about the original, and made it into a better
storyline, with new characters. I am sad to say Shrek the Third does
not do the same.
The Adult humour has gone, which was an essential part of the first two
films, and there are too many characters. The plot is weak, and
lifeless. The whole film seemed to be like a build up to nothing. The
story never really got going. Several new characters are introduced
into this instalment, including princess Fiona's cousin, Authur, and
Merlin the wizard. All of the new characters are dull, and can not be
loved as much as the Characters from the first two movies.