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Shrek the Third, a review by RossRoy


Shrek the Third
 
Original Title: Shrek the Third
Year: 2007
Country: United States
Director: Chris Miller
Rating: G
Length: 93 Min.
Video: Anamorphic Widescreen 1.85:1
Audio: English: Dolby Digital 5.1, English: Dolby Digital Surround, French: Dolby Digital 5.1, Spanish: Dolby Digital Surround
Subtitles: English, French, Spanish

What they say
Get ready for Thirds -- the greatest fairy tale never told continues with a whole new hilarious comedy of royal proportions. When his frog-in-law suddenly croaks, Shrek embarks on another whirlwind adventure with Donkey and Puss In Boots to find the rightful heir to the throne. Everyone's favourite cast of characters is back, along with a magical misguided Merlin, an awkward Arthur, a powerful posse of princesses, and a bundle of unexpected arrivals. Only Shrek can tell a tale where everyone lives happily ever laughter!

My Thoughts
Here's a movie from which I had seen bits and pieces, here and there, because it's one of the niece's favourite movie. But I never sat down to watch it, straight through, from beginning to end. Until now.

Well, I don't know if it's the novelty of kind of perversing the traditional fairy tales that is wearing off or what, but I found this installment lacking, as opposed to the first two. Shrek 1 and 2 rank among my most favouritest animated movies, but this third one is lacking something. And you know what, I think it's because we've seen it all before. It felt like a retelling of Part 1, but with Arthur switched out for Fiona. I mean, it is again Shrek sets out to find someone, comes back, gets double crossed, fights to regain what he's lost, wins the fight, and lives happily ever after. Rinse, lather, repeat, yawn! Next!

That's not to say it is all bad though. There are a few good flashes here and there. I like the final fight too. But the freshness of it has worn out. Guess it's time Dreamworks moved on to another franchise. They've milked Shrek for all its worth.

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(From RossRoy's Random Viewings on May 30th, 2008)

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Aeon Flux, a review by Tom


      (2005/United States)
IMDb | Wikipedia

(United Kingdom)
Director:Karyn Kusama
Writing:Phil Hay (Writer), Matt Manfredi (Writer), Peter Chung (Original Characters By)
Length:93 min.
Video:Widescreen 2.35
Audio:English: Dolby Digital 5.1, English: DTS 5.1, French: Dolby Digital 5.1, Spanish: Dolby Digital 5.1, Commentary: Dolby Digital EX 5.1 (Matrixed 6.1)
Subtitles:Commentary, English, French, Spanish

Stars:
Charlize Theron as Aeon Flux
Marton Csokas as Trevor Goodchild
Jonny Lee Miller as Oren Goodchild
Sophie Okonedo as Sithandra
Frances McDormand as Handler

Plot:Awards:
Nominated:
Scream Awards (2006)  Best Sci-Fi Movie

Extras:
  • Commentary
  • Featurettes
  • Scene Access
  • Trailers


My Thoughts:
This movie takes itself much too seriously. Didn't help that it was rather boring. I didn't expect much and it started out like it could be interesting to watch. But overall not really worth it.

Rating:

(From Tom's Random Reviews on August 5th, 2011)

Member's TV Reviews

Tom's Buffy and Angel Marathon, a review by Tom


16. The Ring (2000-02-29)
Writer: Howard Gordon (Writer)
Director: Nick Marck
Cast: David Boreanaz (Angel), Charisma Carpenter (Cordelia Chase), Alexis Denisof (Wesley Wyndam-Pryce), Markus Redmond (Tom Cribb), Douglas Roberts (Darin Macnamara), Scott William Winters (Jack Macnamara), Stephanie Romanov (Lilah Morgan), Anthony Guidera (Ernie Nellins), Chris Flanders (Mr. Winslow), Marc Rose (Mellish), David Kalloway (Doorman), Juan A. Riojas (Val Trepkos), Michael Philip (Announcer), Mark Ginther (Lasovic)

Boring. One of those stupid ring episodes, where they force demons/creatures/aliens to fight. Voyager also had one of those.

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(From Tom's Buffy and Angel Marathon on July 4th, 2009)