Shrek the Third Why bother with DreamWorks' attempt to milk a cash cow into dried beef jerky? In a word: visuals. Shrek the Third may be third-rate storytelling,…
Movie on DVD Review

Shrek the Third (2007)

Details Release Date: Nov 13, 2007; DVD Release Date: Nov 13, 2007; Movie Rated: PG; Genres: Animation, Comedy; With: Eddie Murphy and Mike Myers; Distributor: Paramount Pictures

Why bother with DreamWorks' attempt to milk a cash cow into dried beef jerky? In a word: visuals. Shrek the Third may be third-rate storytelling, but it's state-of-the-art CGI, each frame a breathtakingly detailed slice of Maxfield Parrish-like wonderland. Even the EXTRAS favor craft over content: computer-rendering bloopers, deleted scenes in the form of videotaped writers' meetings. (A click-through ''yearbook'' of the film's medieval high school has more laughs than the movie.) Solution: Buy the snappy alt-rock soundtrack and watch the DVD on mute. C+

Originally posted Nov 09, 2007 Published in issue #964 Nov 16, 2007 Order article reprints