Its another tough day in the kingdom of Far Far Away for our green skinned friend. Fiona's father King Harold announces on his deathbed that Shrek will be his successor. The prospect of being king is a nightmare for Shrek, so Shrek sails forth with Donkey and Puss In Boots to seek out the only other heir who can properly ascend to the throne - a nerdish teen named Arthur who is the object of abuse by all of his classmates and who has a total lack of self-respect. Meanwhile, there is trouble brewing back in Far Far Away. The evil Lancelot is rounding up all of the other fairy tale characters who feel slighted by the way history has treated them and is plotting to take over the throne.
Its a frolic through fantasyland with a shameless disregard for taste. If you were a fan of the first two movies, you won't be disappointed by Shrek the Third. Its always hard for sequels to maintain the magic of the original, and that's probably why I was a bit disappointed in this one. The novelty is worn off, and the humor has not improved. Also available in HD-DVD format... while it/they last.
Rainbo Electronic Reviews published this review in our January, 2008 issue.
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