Shrek the Third (2007, USA) C-92m. ** D: Chris Miller. Starring (the voices of) Mike Myers, Eddie Murphy, Cameron Diaz, Antonio Banderas, Julie Andrews, John Cleese, Rupert Everett, Eric Idle, Justin Timberlake, Larry King, Ian McShane. Lesser sequel continues story from SHREK 2 (2004): With Shrek and Fiona still being in the kingdom of Far, Far Away, Shrek will become successor to the dying king if he doesn't find distant relative. In the meantime, Prince Charming is gathering all fairy-tale villains to create their own happy ending. And Fiona announces she is pregnant! Still funny enough for a few laughs, but plot is lacking momentum and just seems like a retread of the formula.

© Ron Altman