Shrek the Third: The Battle Over the Succession Turns Ugly!
|"Shrek the Third" (2007).|
Not one to give up his beloved swamp, Shrek recruits his friends the Donkey and Puss in Boots to install the rebellious Artie as the new king. Princess Fiona, however, rallies a band of royal girlfriends to fend off a coup d'etat by the jilted Prince Charming.
Mike Myers, Eddie Murphy, Cameron Diaz, Julie Andrews, John Cleese, Rupert Everett, and the rest all reprise their roles from the other Shrek films. However, Andrew Adamson stepped aside this time and turned the directing chores over to Chris Miller and Raman Hui. As usual, there are lots of fast jokes that will keep the children happy. Some relatively adult issues, such as the fear of becoming a parent, might lose some of the younger children.
|Ladies of the Court.|
With a budget of $160-million and directed by Chris Miller and Raman Hui, the movie made a domestic-gross of over $322-million. Overall, it made $800 million worldwide. Doubling your gross is usually considered the break-even point, so this film undoubtedly made the studio good money. The film was promoted heavily, and successfully.
|The Donkey, Shrek, Lady Fiona.|
|Shrek, the Donkey, Lady Fiona.|
|Shrek and Artie.|
This continues the Shrek juggernaut and made a lot of money. Just don't expect to be dazzled as with the first installment, or pleasantly surprised as in the second. This is simply a continuation of the story, without really expanding the characters or adding any new dimension to the franchise. Check out the trailer below!