5/21/2007

Shrek the Third...

"I know he's a jerk and everything but I gotta admit that Charming makes me hotter than July."

I'm not sure that this movie warrants an entire review. It kind of is what it is. So, I'll keep things brief.

Shrek the Third
Running Time: 1 hr. 33 mins.
Directed By: Chris Miller, Raman Hui
Starring: (Voices of) Mike Myers, Eddie Murphy, Cameron Diaz, Antonio Banderas, Julie Andrews, John Cleese, Rupert Everett, Justin Timberlake

I'm getting worried about the '07 summer movie season. First, there was the whole Spider-man 3 disappointment. And then, all I'd read about Shrek the Third is how it jumped the shark. But, critics aren't always right.

What follows is a SPOILER FREE review.


So, what was good?
  • Your usual mixture of humor for kids, humor for everybody, and humor for adults. I've always liked Shrek for laughs. This one has your usual jokes.

  • Amy Poehler and Eric Idle. Two solid appearences from two incredibly talented comedians. Oh Amy Poehler...

    But...
  • No news isn't necessarily good news. Seriously, there's nothing new here. If you're looking for something different from the first two movies, this ain't it...


    And so, to Shrek the Third, I give the honor of being awarded a certified 3 Yarmulke™ rating.


    This is a movie that's dependable for solid, if totally predictable, laughs. Go check it out, even if it is totally formulaic...
  • 2 comments:

    Alli Hibb said...

    Dear Justin Timberlake, I love you. It's a shame that the cartoon version of you looked like Tom Hanks' friend from the movie BIG.

    Josh(ua) Treece said...

    Oh wow. That's a great call.