May 28th, 2007

Friday I took the kids to see Shrek 3.  I had considered Pirates Of The Caribbean 3, but with a 2:45 running time I didn’t want them home at midnight.   Shrek was okay, but nothing to write home about or rush to go see.   Like most trilogies it loses its steam for creative new ideas.  Instead of fresh and interesting, you have familiar and rehashing.   The Pinocchio bit which has been a commercial was very good.   Where was the Fairy Godmother?!    In many ways I see the actors milking it and not putting in their best effort.   It’s a story that is looking for a direction, and a tone.   In what could have been a more touching moment of loss, instead there are jokes (or apparent jokes) made that had my audience laughing when they could have been sad.   Too bad really.   I am also not a Justin Timberlake fan, and see no reason to have him as a potential ruler of the kingdom.   I kept looking for the tie in with the story of Arthur (as I know it) and it was not a good tie in.   Is there Excalibur there?   I dunno.

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