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Post by Jeroen » May 4th, 2007, 9:52 pm

Exactly, it was such a strong & emotional scene!!
Blending the song with the score was a stroke of genius as well in my opinion!!

+ update on the "Shrek babies"
People magazine has 5 stills introducing the offspring to the world.
http://www.people.com/people/gallery/0, ... 61,00.html

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Post by Daniel » May 4th, 2007, 10:27 pm

Yup, in my opinion too. ;)

Ooh, that preview was good. :) But about the babies, their not that awful. Sure they look a little ugly, but look at Shrek.

On second thought, after seeing that People link, I really don't know what to think. :?

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Post by Jeroen » May 4th, 2007, 10:35 pm

Maybe they don't look that afwul....but they sure look weird!! :D

Am I the only one who thinks they look an afwul lot like the "Troll Babies"
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Post by Daniel » May 4th, 2007, 11:00 pm

Definetly wiered!

:shock:

They do! Now that's just freaky. :?

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Post by Jake » May 5th, 2007, 4:03 am

I think its a little weird they showed Shrek's babies in the trailer! They should've kept it a surprise.

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Post by Meg » May 5th, 2007, 7:39 am

Jowls on babies? Okay...

I think they could definatly be cuter.

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Post by Ben » May 5th, 2007, 10:56 am

How could anyone be surpirsed?

When those toy images were let loose a few posts back, it was clear that Shrek and Fiona were expecting <I>at least</I> twins!

Once that got out I don't think they had any choice but to put out the real images.

As I just said in the Spidey thread, all this seems to be happening to make things seem fresh again. Shrek 2 added Puss In Boots, Shrek 3 will add - hey - three babies (plus Donkey/Dragon's clan).

After a while...does it matter?

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Post by ShyViolet » May 5th, 2007, 2:43 pm

If the story is good and develops the characters that are already there in relation to the new ones....I think it does. :wink:
Pinky, are you pondering what I’m pondering?

I think so, Brain, but if we didn’t have ears, wouldn’t we sort of look like weasels?

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Post by ShyViolet » May 6th, 2007, 6:39 am

I do agree, however that the Ogre babies are creepy....:?


But maybe Ogre babies START OUT ugly, and then look somewhat better?? :roll: :wink:

Just a theory...:)
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I think so, Brain, but if we didn’t have ears, wouldn’t we sort of look like weasels?

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Post by Jeroen » May 7th, 2007, 5:07 am

A positive review of Shrek The Third
http://www.rottentomatoes.com/click/mov ... id=1620868
( some mild spoilers )

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Post by Daniel » May 7th, 2007, 5:18 am

I liked this part:
Opinions may differ, but I think "Shrek 3" may be better than "Shrek 2" in writing and execution, not to mention the number of characters, which is extremely large for animated comedy feature.
:D

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Post by ShyViolet » May 7th, 2007, 5:36 am

This makes me really happy Dan! :D

Thanks for posting. :wink:
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I think so, Brain, but if we didn’t have ears, wouldn’t we sort of look like weasels?

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Post by Daniel » May 7th, 2007, 3:57 pm

I knew it would! ;)

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Post by Ben » May 9th, 2007, 6:28 pm

First official review in (no spoliers other than what we've seen teased in the trailers):
The Hollywood Reporter wrote:Bottom Line: The third time is not the charm.

By Kirk Honeycutt
May 10, 2007

You can't help but miss Shrek. You know, that ornery, mammoth, flatulent, trumpet-eared, icky-green-colored ogre. Oh, he's still large and green (and brilliantly voiced by Mike Myers) in his third movie outing, "Shrek the Third." But his manners and disposition have improved to the point he is threatened by middle-class respectability. Nor is he the only character to have changed for the worse. Donkey (Eddie Murphy) is less the hilariously annoying motormouth companion to Shrek and more a helpful, even empathetic pal. That's bad enough, but he is no longer very funny either.

Much of the bite and a good deal of the wit of the first two films are missing here. The rude send-up of beloved fairy tale conventions remains -- somewhat -- but these playful jabs no longer come as pleasing surprises. You expect them. And you expect better.

DreamWorks Animation has clearly gone to the well one time too many in "Shrek the Third." Not that you can blame the company. That well has produced buckets of lucre. The first two films yielded $1.4 billion in boxoffice receipts and sold more than 130 million DVDs -- a green monster indeed. So no one should expect a serious drop in the eagerness of families around the world to embrace a new Shrek movie.

What "Shrek the Third" has evolved into is less a story film than a vaudeville show. Fittingly, it begins with a medieval version of dinner theater. It continues with pure slapstick between Shrek and bride Fiona (again Cameron Diaz) as they riotously disrupt a court ceremony while handicapped by stiff royal clothes. The film then proceeds with a jousting duel, a magic act, dancing, singing (deliberately bad), a drag queen, personal appearances by a host of fairy tale princesses -- Snow White, Sleeping Beauty, Cinderella and Rapunzel -- and a bra burning before returning to another theatrical extravaganza. The glue struggling to hold all this together is a quest by Shrek to find a new king of rule Far Far Away upon the death of his bride's dad (John Cleese but only briefly). Shrek is next in line to the throne -- guess Far Far Away doesn't believe in a matriarchy -- but he abhors the idea. He just wants to return to his hovel in the swamp.

So Shrek, Donkey and Puss in Books (Antonio Banderas) set sail in search of Fiona's long-lost cousin Artie (newcomer Justin Timberlake). Prince Charming (Rupert Everett), jilted by Fiona for Shrek, seizes on his rival's absence to instigate a coup d'etat. In the movie's cleverest idea, he assembles all the "losers" from classic fairy tales -- these would be Captain Hook, the Evil Queen, the Big Bad Wolf and the Headless Horseman among others -- to assist him.

So the stage is set for a "classic" showdown when Shrek returns to the kingdom with Artie. Things get off to a fast start with the collection of princesses needing rescues suddenly turning into a cartoon version of "Charlie's Angels." But, boy, is the climax a letdown. Does anyone want to see Shrek deliver a politically correct speech in which he appeals to the good side of classic villains? Blah!

Chris Miller, who worked on the previous films, debuts as a director on this one. (Raman Hui served as co-director.) A new team of writers including Miller wrote the screenplay. The CG animation remains top-notch, though many of the visual gags -- like Far Far Away having a distinctly Beverly Hills/Hollywood look -- are no longer new.

And that pretty much sums up the real problem with "Shrek the Third": It's no longer new.


SHREK THE THIRD

Director: Chris Miller
Co-director: Raman Hui
Screenwriters: Jeffrey Price, Peter S. Seaman, Chris Miller, Aron Warner,
Story by: Andrew Adamson
Based on the book by: William Steig

Running time -- 92 minutes
MPAA rating: PG

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Post by MickeyMousePal » May 9th, 2007, 7:32 pm

People say Spider-Man 3 sucks wait until Shrek the Third comes out that will suck.

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