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Rolling Thunder
06-10-2007, 11:52 PM
Gad! That was by far the worst movie I've wasted money on. What did the screamwriters do with all the fun? It seems they added two extra doses of 'ek' in this one. Even the 8 year old kid sitting behind me kept saying 'oy' ever five minutes. :Wha:

Pathetic. Skip this one and avoid the DVD like six day old chicken salad left on a picnic table.

Ol' Fashioned Girl
06-11-2007, 12:02 AM
Don't hold back, RT. Tell us how you really feel.

kristie911
06-11-2007, 12:30 AM
I'm glad to know my instincts were right on this one. I loved the first one, and hated the second (that cat is the most annoying thing I've ever seen) so I wasn't holding out much hope for the third. How disappointing to hear it really is that bad. Glad I didn't waste my money or time. :)

scarletpeaches
06-11-2007, 12:32 AM
I only watched a Shrek film for Prince Charming's voice. Rupert Everett's voice could melt knicker elastic.

But that stupid fake Scottish accent of Shrek's. It really ticks me off when actors say, "I can do the accent. I'm Scottish. My grandmother was from Glasgow."

Well no that doesn't make you Scottish. It makes you an idiot who thinks accents are inherited and you don't sound like any Glaswegian I've ever heard.

Rolling Thunder
06-11-2007, 12:37 AM
I think Scots run the theaters over here. ;)

Three bucks for a 16 ounce coke.
Three and a quarter for a tiny bag of Twizzlers.
Four-fifty for popcorn.

It's enough to make my kilt unravel. :)

scarletpeaches
06-11-2007, 12:39 AM
If we ran the cinemas, you'd all be munching on deep-fried mars bars. :D

Lyra Jean
06-11-2007, 12:49 AM
So his accent is supposed to be scottish?

scarletpeaches
06-11-2007, 12:49 AM
That's what I heard in an interview he did.

Christine N.
06-11-2007, 01:17 AM
He actually does a really funny Scottish accent in "So I Married an Axe Murderer."

We took the four year old one to see StT yesterday. He squirmed through the whole thing. It wasn't terrible, but it wasn't as good as either the first or second. There were parts where I wanted to take a nap. The High School part was cute, but went on too long.

But the last 20 minutes or so were magic. The Led Zeppelin thing was priceless.

Fortunately we went to a ten am showing, and the other family that was in the theater left halfway through, so we had the theater to ourselves and could laugh as loud as we wanted.

Who hates the cat? I love Antonio Banderas.

scarletpeaches
06-11-2007, 01:36 AM
Believe me, that's NO Scottish accent. I've seen the film and cringed at his voice.

Christine N.
06-11-2007, 01:49 AM
Oh, sure, it's put on, but it's still funny.

Head! Move! Now!

The_Grand_Duchess
06-11-2007, 02:38 AM
He actually does a really funny Scottish accent in "So I Married an Axe Murderer."

I love Antonio Banderas.

When they started harping on his accent I thought about that movie. How about when he was doing the poetry?

And did you say Antonio Banderas correctly? You know you have to take on an accent, lower your voice to a sexy whisper, and give eyes. That's the only way to say it.

scarletpeaches
06-11-2007, 02:41 AM
I wouldn't defile the name of Banderas by trying to say it that way. Only he has the power.

Soccer Mom
06-11-2007, 03:35 AM
Looooooooooove the kitty. Haaaaaaaaaaaate the third movie.

Rolling Thunder
06-11-2007, 03:47 AM
Looooooooooove the kitty. Haaaaaaaaaaaate the third movie.

You knew this and didn't start a thread to warn me?

My attorneys will be in touch, madam.

SpookyWriter
06-11-2007, 03:50 AM
Gad! That was by far the worst movie I've wasted money on.I'm having a hard time accepting the fact that you went in the first place. :Shrug:

kristie911
06-11-2007, 05:05 AM
Nothing against Antonio Banderas (though I think he's kind of icky) but I hated that cat in the second movie...enough motivation right there to not see the third.

ALLWritety
06-11-2007, 08:31 AM
Wah!
Is it really that bad!
I liked I & 2 but i do/did think that a 3rd is pushing the boat out (or sinking it as the case may be!! I have seen that bit!!) too much. Then It seems they have run out of gags down at the Shrek mill. (RT LOL with your alternative title!)
Kev

licity-lieu
06-11-2007, 03:01 PM
But the last 20 minutes or so were magic. The Led Zeppelin thing was priceless.



I was hanging out for the Led Zep bit but it only lasted a nano second before going into some other song (name escapes me).

Actually I liked it. Was all just a bit of fun. Shrek still remains one of the best of the animation bunch out there, IMO.

eeweth :D

TheGaffer
06-11-2007, 04:54 PM
Believe me, that's NO Scottish accent. I've seen the film and cringed at his voice.


I'd just like to say Scottish accents on women are really, really sexy. Can you record your voice and post it here?

CaroGirl
06-11-2007, 05:02 PM
I liked it. My kids liked it. It was fun and funny. Eric Idle was great and Antonio and Eddie and Mike. I don't care for Cameron Diaz's voice much. Oh, and Julie Andrews is cool too.

Of course the Scottish accent is just a put on. Och, so what. And my Scottish cousins think So I Married an Axe Murderer is hilarious. One of them quotes it every 5 seconds (much to my annoyance after several hours).

The third Shrek is on par with the second. Not as good as the first, but nevertheless a jolly fun romp.

MidnightMuse
06-11-2007, 06:37 PM
So you won't be seeing Shrek the 4th or 5th?

I haven't seen #3, and wasn't going to in the theaters anyway, but I did read over at SciFi.com that they're planning on making a grand total of FIVE Shreks, then calling it quits.

Sounds like that's gonna be 4 too many?

scarletpeaches
06-11-2007, 09:50 PM
I'd just like to say Scottish accents on women are really, really sexy. Can you record your voice and post it here?

Would it be even more of a turn-on if I said I've been told I don't sound like I'm from Dundee? Apparently I'm too 'posh' - I have a telephone voice? :D

ChunkyC
06-11-2007, 10:08 PM
I liked it. Was it the best ever? No, but it was still funny. I got a kick out of a lot of the gags, like the girls in the dungeon after the 'we need to get out of here' pep talk, all sitting around waiting to be rescued because that's the only thing they know how to do. Howls of laughter from me for that one.

And I like Puss 'n Boots.

And as far as the accent goes, I think Myers just used a Scottish accent as a starting point. I've heard him do Scottish on Saturday Night Live and Shrek is not the same, it's more of an Ogre accent he created specifically for the character.

jvc
06-11-2007, 10:11 PM
So you won't be seeing Shrek the 4th or 5th?

I haven't seen #3, and wasn't going to in the theaters anyway, but I did read over at SciFi.com that they're planning on making a grand total of FIVE Shreks, then calling it quits.

Sounds like that's gonna be 4 too many?

I was just flicking through the channels and up popped an interview with Antonio Banderas and he said they will be making 5 films and then stopping after that.

TheGaffer
06-11-2007, 10:20 PM
Would it be even more of a turn-on if I said I've been told I don't sound like I'm from Dundee? Apparently I'm too 'posh' - I have a telephone voice? :D

It works either way. You still sound Scottish, right? To this American that's all that matters.

scarletpeaches
06-11-2007, 10:29 PM
Yep, I have the accent but I'm not incomprehensible like, say...a Glaswegian or someone from up North. :D

Rainy Night
06-11-2007, 10:39 PM
And I like Puss 'n Boots.
I heard a rumor Puss ‘n Boots was getting his own film…

scarletpeaches
06-11-2007, 11:09 PM
He's got his own tartan (http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/scotland/south_of_scotland/6742085.stm).

They're still claiming it's a Scottish accent, but no way. Sure it's a put on, but don't claim it's Scottish when it clearly isn't to anyone who's visited or lived here.

Tiger
06-11-2007, 11:16 PM
...But, do you sound like James Doohan?

dclary
06-11-2007, 11:28 PM
I guarantee it wasn't the worst movie you've ever seen.

What it may be is the worst relative performer compared to your expectations.

People seem to have a very hard distinguishing a movie they didn't like and an honest-to-god shitstorm of a film.

scarletpeaches
06-11-2007, 11:41 PM
...But, do you sound like James Doohan?

Ah cannae tack onny mair, cap'n!

Tiger
06-12-2007, 12:41 AM
You do! You do!

ChunkyC
06-12-2007, 12:55 AM
They're still claiming it's a Scottish accent, but no way. Sure it's a put on, but don't claim it's Scottish when it clearly isn't to anyone who's visited or lived here.
I can dig that.

And hey, since we're sorta on the subject and I'm certainly no expert ... did Jimmy Doohan actually do a good Scottish accent? I've always thought it was good, but like I said, I'm no expert, being a Canajun of Irish descent. :)

Vincent
06-12-2007, 01:00 AM
Aw, you're acting like yours was the first and only accent Hollywood has butchered. I'm Australian, so I know that's not quite true.

Tiger
06-12-2007, 01:08 AM
It's funny hearing some earlier interpretations of American accents from other countries. Still, I'd have to say that Russell Crowe did a fabulous job in "L.A. Confidential."

scarletpeaches
06-12-2007, 01:11 AM
I can dig that.

And hey, since we're sorta on the subject and I'm certainly no expert ... did Jimmy Doohan actually do a good Scottish accent? I've always thought it was good, but like I said, I'm no expert, being a Canajun of Irish descent. :)

It was a perfect example of a really bad pseudo-Scottish accent, if that's what you're asking. ;) There was just no point to it. His 'Scottishness' wasn't essential to the plot of any episode I ever saw.

Too many so-called Scottish accents are clearly based on what people think Scots sound like, rather than how they (we) actually talk.

licity-lieu
06-12-2007, 01:17 AM
Aw, you're acting like yours was the first and only accent Hollywood has butchered. I'm Australian, so I know that's not quite true.

he he....A dingo stole moi baby....

licity-lieu
06-12-2007, 01:19 AM
Not to mention when 'Lost' does those woeful Australian scenes!

ChunkyC
06-12-2007, 01:26 AM
It was a perfect example of a really bad pseudo-Scottish accent, if that's what you're asking. ;) There was just no point to it. His 'Scottishness' wasn't essential to the plot of any episode I ever saw.

Too many so-called Scottish accents are clearly based on what people think Scots sound like, rather than how they (we) actually talk.
Well, the reason for it was the same underlying reason for Chekov being Russian, Sulu being oriental, Uhura being black, etc.; to show how in the Star Trek universe people of all races had finally overcome their petty prejudices and had learned to work together.

Chekov's accent was the one that even those unfamiliar with how the real accent sounded could still tell was overtly cartoonish. Anyways, thanks for the clarification, SP. I was always curious about that. :)

Tiger
06-12-2007, 01:27 AM
It was a perfect example of a really bad pseudo-Scottish accent, if that's what you're asking. ;) There was just no point to it. His 'Scottishness' wasn't essential to the plot of any episode I ever saw.

Too many so-called Scottish accents are clearly based on what people think Scots sound like, rather than how they (we) actually talk.

Aren't there a lot of engineers who are Scots ? I thought it was one of those professions that had an accent attached to it to us yanks--kind of like Irish cops.

Monkey
06-12-2007, 02:06 AM
Shrek the third had its moments.

Trust me. Two of my three little ones are still really young, and I watch a LOT of kid movies. If you think of Shrek as a kid movie that you have to sit through, rather than expecting it to be an adult box-office smash, it's pretty darn good. Granted, the first was WAY better, but there ya go. That's usually the way it is with sequels, anyway.

My favorite part was at the very end.
SPOILER:





Shrek and Fiona have three kids, and there is a long sequence of shots of them running themselves ragged chasing tots. When its all over, Shrek and Fiona finally have a moment's peace. They are in the bedroom, giving each other side-long glances, and one of them says, nice and coy, "So what do you want to do now?"

Then the scene cuts to both of them sound asleep, having not even changed into night gowns.

I laughed out loud, much to the confusion of the children sitting all around me. Its sad how strongly I related to that moment. Gah, but I felt Fiona's pain!

Then the camera pans away from the darkened house and all is quite...until a baby screams, and Shrek and Fiona's bedroom light blinks back on. I laughed out loud again.


END SPOILER







Maybe it wouldn't have been so funny if I had slept through the night the night before...or the night before that...or before that...

ChunkyC
06-12-2007, 02:10 AM
I agree, that was hilarious!

Saanen
06-12-2007, 02:20 AM
People seem to have a very hard distinguishing a movie they didn't like and an honest-to-god shitstorm of a film.

Wow, is this true. Until recently I did movie reviews for a weekly newspaper, and I had to sit through some really, really excruciatingly bad movies. Shrek 3 didn't do much for me, but it wasn't really terrible by any means.

I loved the Led Zeppelin bit--absolutely the best part of the movie, so it's a pity it only lasts a few seconds.

III
06-12-2007, 05:48 PM
The movie didn't suck, but they definitely phoned it in. It just seemed so obligatory.

III
06-12-2007, 05:49 PM
Yep, I have the accent but I'm not incomprehensible like, say...a Glaswegian or someone from up North. :D

I want to hear you say "GET IN MY BELLY!"

Christine N.
06-12-2007, 05:56 PM
Yes, I thought there were a lot of funny 'adult' jokes. It just wasn't as endearing to me as the first two.

Will I buy it on DVD this holiday season? Sure. It's good enough for home watchin'. Actually my son will probably get it for his birthday.

kinvore
06-14-2007, 10:59 PM
I wouldn't say it was bad, just very mediocre. I laughed a few times, but it definitely wasn't as good as its predecessors. As for the accents, Hollywood can hardly manage to get a Southern accent right much less those from other countries. You may as well complain about Groundskeeper Willie while you're at it. :P


Johnny

TsukiRyoko
06-14-2007, 11:00 PM
Shrek one was the best. Shrek the third was... er, yeah....

Mac H.
06-15-2007, 06:58 AM
Aren't there a lot of engineers who are Scots ? I thought it was one of those professions that had an accent attached to it to us yanks--kind of like Irish cops.That's because the Scots dominated the steamboat industry back in yea olde days.

This meant that the steam boats on the Mississippi usually had an engineer on board who was Scottish. So Scotty being Scottish was either a homage to a bygone era ... or a cliche.

Or perhaps they are the same thing.

Mac

Writer2011
06-15-2007, 07:29 AM
Well all summer movies aren't meant to be good, just mindless entertainment to keep people occupied for two hours or less.. GRANTED there are some bad movies out there and I'm just making a GENERAL statement, not at any particular movie.

Mud Dauber
06-15-2007, 07:56 AM
I was hanging out for the Led Zep bit but it only lasted a nano second before going into some other song (name escapes me).



I just took my kids to see it last weekend (I never saw Shrek 1 or 2, so I have nothing to compare it to) and for the life of me, I don't know what you guys are talking about with the Led Zeppelin bit.:Shrug: What did I miss? Or should I say, what does my Mom Brain not remember?:tongue

Saanen
06-15-2007, 05:01 PM
It's that little bitty segment where Snow White sings to the animals, who help her. More than that would be spoilery. :) If you're not familiar with Led Zep's "The Immigrant Song" you will have missed it, because it's not very long at all.

Mud Dauber
06-15-2007, 09:25 PM
Ah, yes! I remember now. I'm very familiar with Led Zeppelin, but for some reason I could only remember the Wolfmother song that played while the princesses were getting ready to kick some butt!

Thanks for setting me straight.:)

Spiny Norman
06-22-2007, 12:14 AM
They're making a fourth.

Just so we all know.

ALLWritety
06-22-2007, 08:56 AM
Yeah I have heard that there is a 4th.
WHAT can i say?
K

maestrowork
06-22-2007, 05:46 PM
Dreamworks loves money?