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Shrek the Third

Shrek the Third

Released: May 18, 2007

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Shrek the Third - Original Score
Varese Sarabande (302 066 826 2)

Released: June 19, 2007

Format: CD (40 min)

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Shrek the Third
Geffen Records

Released: May 15, 2007

Format: CD (41 min)

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU
Written by Mildred Hill & Patty Hill


GOOD MORNING
Written by Arthur Freed & Nacio Brown


ROYAL PAIN
Written by E
Performed by eels
Produced by Mark Oliver Everett
eels appear courtesy of Vagrant Records


LIVE AND LET DIE
Written by Paul & Linda McCartney
Performed by Wings
Courtesy of MPL Communications, Inc.


I'VE NEVER BEEN TO ME
Written by Ken Hirsch & Ronald Miller
Performed by Nancy Wilson


POMP AND CIRCUMSTANCE
Written by Sir Edward Elgar


CAT'S IN THE CRADLE
Written by Harry Chapin & Sandy Chapin


DO YOU REMEMBER ROCK 'N' ROLL RADIO?
Written by Douglas Colvin, John Cummings & Jeff Hyman
Performed by The Ramones
Courtesy of Sire Records
By arrangement with Warner Music Group Film & TV Licensing


ALL STAR
Written by Greg Camp
Performed by John Burroughs High School Marching Band
Paul Vesilind, Instrumental Music Director


JOKER & THE THIEF
Written by Myles Heskett, Chris Ross & Andrew Stockdale
Performed by Wolfmother
Courtesy of Modular Recordings/Universal Music Australia Pty Limited
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises


THE WEDDING MARCH
Written by Felix Mendelssohn


ONE
Written by Marvin Hamlisch & Edward Kleban


THEME FROM SIX MILLION DOLLAR MAN
Written by Oliver Nelson
Courtesy of Universal Studios


9 CRIMES
Written by Damien Rice
Performed by Damien Rice & Lisa Hannigan
Under license to Vector Recordings, LLC/Warner Bros. Records Inc. & 14th Floor Records
By arrangement with Warner Music Group Film & TV Licensing and Warner Strategic Marketing UK


ONE THE GOOD SHIP LOLLIPOP
Written by Sidney Clare & Richard Whiting


THAT'S WHAT FRIENDS ARE FORE
Written by Burt Bacharach & Carole Bayer Sager


MY FAVORITE THINGS
Written by Richard Rodgers & Oscar Hammerstein II


LITTLE BIRDY
Written by David Lindsay-Abaire & Jeanine Tesori


BARRACUDA
Written by Ann Wilson, Nancy Wilson, Michael DeRosier & Roger Fisher
Performed by Fergie
Produced by will.i.am
Fergie appears courtesy of will.i.am Music, Inc./A&M Records


IMMIGRANT SONG
Written by Jimmy Page & Robert Plant
Performed by Led Zeppelin
Courtesy of Atlantic Recording Corp.
By arrangement with Warner Music Group Film & TV Licensing


LOSING STREAK
Written by E
Performed by eels
Courtesy of Vagrant Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises


FINAL SHOWDOWN
Written by David Lindsay-Abaire, Walt Dohrn & Jeanine Tesori


DANSE MACABRE
Written by Camille Saint-Saens


WHAT I GOTTA DO
Written by Natalie Hinds, Joshua Lopez, Jeremy Ruzumna, Jason Villaroman & Caleb Speir
Performed by Macy Gray
Courtesy of will.i.am Music, Inc./Geffen Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises


THANK YOU (FALLENTIN ME BE MICE ELF AGAIN)
Written by Sylvester Stewart
Performed by Eddie Murphy & Antonio Banderas
Produced by The Underdogs


OTHER WAYS
Written & Performed by Trevor Hall
Courtesy of Geffen Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises


BEST DAYS
Written & Performed by Matt White
Courtesy of Geffen Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises

Movie Review: Shrek the Third

by Dan Goldwasser
on May 15th, 2007
[2.5 / 5] printable

In Shrek, the green ogre (Mike Meyers) finds his true love in Princess Fiona (Cameron Diaz) and friendship in Donkey (Eddie Murphy). Shrek 2 pitted the new couple against the scheming Prince Charming (Rupert Everett) and his Fairy Godmother (Jennifer Saunders), who try to ruin Shrek's relationship with Fiona. We were also introduced to a new sidekick, Puss in Boots (Antonio Banderas). Now in Shrek the Third, Charming is out for revenge, and along with a whole group of fairy tale villains, tries to get the "happily ever after" that he feels he deserves. Meanwhile, Shrek - who doesn't want to be King of Far Far Away - goes off on a quest to bring back Fiona's distant cousin Artie (Justin Timberlake), who as a whiny teenager loser is hardly befitting of royalty. Finally, we also find out that Fiona is pregnant, and that causes Shrek much emotional angst.

The problem with Shrek the Third is that it doesn't seem to have much of a story beyond what I just described. Sure we have funny moments - and there are plenty that will induce laughter - but it just didn't feel like it held up to anything of note. Also, much of the biting wit and humor of the first two films has been dulled down, and there aren't any truly biting moments, which the first two films had. Add the fact that the big climax turns out to be a "can't we all just get along" type of speech, instead of an exciting energy-filled sequence, and it seems to fizzle out.

Monty Python veterans Eric Idle ("Merlin") and John Cleese ("King Harold") feel wasted, with Idle playing a bumbling wizard, and Cleese merely showing up to have a prologued death scene. Even Murphy and Banderas feel like they're spinning their wheels, but not getting anywhere. The animation is very good, and the rendering techniques give the film a gorgeous look and feel. The music by Harry Gregson-Williams appropriately continues the style set from the first two films, although there weren't any sequences that stood out as must-have album tracks.

I will repeat, I did laugh while watching the film. It's not a boring film, and you can certainly do worse. But where the first Shrek film feels horribly dated when you try to watch it now, this third entry in the franchise feels like a lukewarm effort, done just for the box office take, instead of having a truly good and solid story to tell.



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