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When Shrek married Fiona, the last thing he had in mind was becoming the next King. But when Shrek’s father-in-law, King Harold, suddenly croaks, that is exactly what he faces. Unless Shrek (with the help of his trusted companions Donkey and Puss In Boots) can find a suitable King for Far Far Away, the ogre could be stuck with the job. The most promising candidate, Fiona’s cousin Artie, an underachieving Medieval high school slacker, proves to be more of a challenge than they bargained for.
Animated Comedy Fantasy - Like the first two films, this is an animated send-up of fairy tales.
However, this one is more kid-appeal than general appeal than the
first two; and fans of the characters of Donkey and Puss in Boots
will be disappointed by their fairly minor presence here.
USA TodayFull Review Good Not only are the characters in Shrek the Third endearing and their antics consistently amusing, but the witty dialogue also feels up-to-the-minute and a fairly natural progression from its predecessors.
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Based on a theater exit polling of 222 moviegoers:OUTSTANDING OPINIONS FROM EVERYONE! Children and adults both loved "Shrek the Third." Lots of very high opinions with just a few rating it only good/average. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!
Being king isn't for everyone – especially if you're an ornery 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 father-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 days.
As if Shrek didn't have enough on his plate, Princess Fiona has another
little surprise on the way. Reeling from the duties of running a kingdom and
impending fatherhood, Shrek sets off on a quest to find the only other possible
heir to the throne, Fiona's long-lost cousin Artie, a medieval high school outcast.
While the ogre is away, his old nemesis Prince Charming rears his handsome
head and returns to the kingdom of Far Far Away with redemption on his
shallow little mind. Even with Donkey and the ever-so-suave Puss In Boots by
their side, it's going to take an ogre-sized effort – and a whole lot of help from
Fiona and her band of princesses – for Shrek and Artie to save the day and find
their own "Happily Ever Afters.”