Becky and I took the kids to see Shrek the Third at the Colorado Cinemas in Castle Rock, Colorado on opening day. The Yahoo movies website at Shrek the Third describes the movie as follows:
“ Being king isn’t for everyone–especially if you’re a prickly ogre who smells like the shallow end of a swamp. When Shrek married Fiona, the last thing he wanted was to rule Far Far Away, but when his frogger-in-law, King Harold, suddenly croaks, Shrek is quickly fitted for the crown. Now, unless the reluctant would-be king can find a suitable replacement, he’ll be royally screwed for the rest of his…”
Shrek the Third was the third Shrek installment and it was a good flick, but the franchise is getting a bit tired now, even though it broke all the box office records on opening weekend. We did witness two guys nearly go to blows over not having enough seats in the sold out theater and that was something we didn’t expect to see in a kid’s film.
The storyline was the same as Happily Never After, which was a great kids flick that I realized when writing this review that I never wrote a review about that animated film. We own it on DVD by the way and it’s a definite Don’t Miss It.
All of the kids loved Shrek the Third and couldn’t wait for it to come out. I didn’t think it was as good as the first two installments of Shrek. It seems that as the second and third installments of kids movies like this come out, the writers direct too much of the dialogue in the film toward the adults in the theater, instead of the kids. Such as having a conversation between Shrek, the Donkey and Puss and Boots about where babies come from was a bit much for the age of the the target audience.
I think the critics and most adults would have liked it much more had they kept the story and conversations directed toward the kids more than the adults. These movies are actually more fun when the kids are cracking up in the audience, rather than sitting there wondering why only the adults are laughing at jokes that are over their heads. Let’s face it, not many adults are going to go on their “date night” to see Shrek the Third. The only reason we end up at a movie like this, and spend a fortune to get into the movie theater with our tribe, is for our kids entertainment and not for ourselves.
Becky and I thought that it was worth the trip, although I would wait for the rental if you don’t have children. Our kids all thought it was a don’t miss it since they like the characters so much, but Conroy and Corban both said they liked the other two better. Bianca didn’t really care either way.
John – *** Worth The Trip
Becky – *** Worth The Trip
The Kids Review
Corban – **** Don’t Miss It
Bianca – **** Don’t Miss It
Conroy – **** Don’t Miss It
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