|US Release Date||05/02/1997|
"...the film is as mechanical as the ride from which it is based."
<em>Shrek the Third</em> pretty much serves up the same tired fairytale shenanigans with little of the original’s magic. Still, the franchise’s undeniable charm alleviates some of the <em>Third</em> ’s banality.
Between the two of them, Ridley Scott and Orlando Bloom have picked up their swords for Gladiator, Troy and The Lord of the Rings trilogy. And that's the problem. If the intriguing but ultimately derivative Kingdom of Heaven had arrived before these recent period epics, it may have stood a better chance of enthralling us.
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