Shrek the Third is the weakest entry into the Shrek franchise. That’s not to say it’s terrible, but it was bad enough that it convinced me that I didn’t need to see Shrek Forever After, at least not in the theater.
This one starts off with Fiona and Shrek filling in for the queen and the ailing king. Shrek is of course miserable and itching to get back to his swamp. Things get complicated when the king dies, passing the kingdom off to Shrek, unless he can find Fiona’s cousin Arthur. As Shrek heads off with Donkey and Puss to find the teenage Arthur, Fiona announces that she is pregnant. While all this is going on, Prince Charming is plotting his revenge and gathering an army of villains eager to take back their happily ever afters.
Shrek eventually finds Arthur, who turns out to be a nerdy high school outcast with doubts about his ability to be king. At the same time, Shrek is having serious doubts about his ability to be a father. By the time Shrek finally makes it back to the kingdom, Prince Charming and his villains have taken over the kingdom, leaving Shrek and Arthur to save the day.
There’s fun there, but it just doesn’t have the same spirit as the first two, and even the fourth. If there’s one Shrek movie to skip, this is the one.
When K asked me what I thought of today’s polish, I informed her it was gorgeous and I loved it. BB Couture’s Prince Charming Blue is a royal blue polish with lots of shimmer. There’s some silver shimmer, some blue, and a hint of purple. The polish was a little thin, but was opaque after three coats. Like I said, this polish is gorgeous! ~E