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Shrek the Third (2007)

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When his new father-in-law, King Harold falls ill, Shrek is looked at as the heir to the land of Far, Far Away. Not one to give up his beloved swamp, Shrek recruits his friends 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.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Mike Myers ... Shrek (voice)
Eddie Murphy ... Donkey (voice)
Cameron Diaz ... Princess Fiona (voice)
Antonio Banderas ... Puss in Boots (voice)
Julie Andrews ... Queen (voice)
John Cleese ... King (voice)
Rupert Everett ... Prince Charming (voice)
Eric Idle ... Merlin (voice)
Justin Timberlake ... Artie (voice)
Susanne Blakeslee ... Evil Queen (voice)
Cody Cameron Cody Cameron ... Pinocchio / Three Pigs (voice)
Larry King ... Doris (voice)
Christopher Knights Christopher Knights ... Blind Mice / Heckler / Evil Tree #2 / Guard #2 (voice)
John Krasinski ... Lancelot (voice)
Ian McShane ... Captain Hook (voice)
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Storyline

When Fiona's father and King of Far Far Away passes away, the clumsy Shrek becomes the immediate successor of the throne. However, Shrek decides to find the legitimate heir Artie in a distant kingdom with his friends Donkey and Puss in Boots to be able return to his beloved house in the swamp with the pregnant Fiona. Meanwhile, the envious and ambitious Prince Charming joins the villains of the fairytales plotting a coup d'état to become the new king. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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He's in for the royal treatment See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for some crude humor, suggestive content and swashbuckling action | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 May 2007 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Shrek 3 See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$160,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$121,629,270, 20 May 2007

Gross USA:

$322,719,944

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$804,438,141
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The stain glass window in the background of the knighting scene, is a reference to St. George slaying the last dragon in England. It is also a reference to a Prince slaying a dragon to save a Princess, or, in the case of Shrek, an ogre. See more »

Goofs

The morning after they meet Merlin, just before they are attacked by the Villains, Donkey can be seen with his legs sleeping on his back on the 2 first shot, then then camera change and when you see him again he is on his side still sleeping. The camera change is so fast that it cannot be attributed to he moving his position but to an error. See more »

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[first lines]
Prince Charming: Onward, Chauncey! To the highest room of the tallest tower, where my princess awaits rescue by the handsome Prince Charming!
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As clever, but not as funny as the first two
3 June 2007 | by mstomasoSee all my reviews

Shrek The Third is another entertaining romp through the erstwhile Hollywood of Far Far Away with a few laughs for adults and a few more for kids. Like all of the films in this series, it has a big and good heart, and occasionally pays homage to or pokes fun at modern films. Unlike the previous films, however, Shrek III is not a source of non-stop hilarity, and contains a little more thematic content.

Shrek finds himself inheriting his father-in-law's crown and learns that Fiona is pregnant. Predictably, both of these eventualities play pretty dissonantly on the big green guy's insecurities, and he goes a-questing to locate the next-in-line of succession - a young, dejected, high school kid. Meanwhile, charming has developed even more of an attitude problem, and is putting together a whole battalion of people with grudges.

One of the themes of the first two Shrek films was 'don't judge a book by its cover'. Shrek III takes the theme a little farther and puts a different spin on it. The lesson learned here is "don't judge yourself superficially." And it works. My rating of six is based solely on the entertainment value of the film. This film is not quite as well-paced and well-directed as the previous two films, and Charming is simply not the heavy-weight heavy that his mom was. Nevertheless, it's still worth a look, and still carries positive messages entertainingly.


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