Well, D and I saw Shrek the Third tonight, and I really enjoyed it. I'm not sure why I loved it so much. Maybe part of it is that I went in with low expectations. Some critics said it had lost its steam and originality. But it was my favorite of the three!
It didn't hurt that there were some fun previews and lead-ins. I'm looking forward to Bee Movie, an animated flick with Jerry Seinfeld and Renee Zellweger providing the voices. Instead of a boring "please be quiet" announcement, they also had a bunch of singing frogs who sang to the tune of "I Heard It Through the Grapevine":
I bet you're planning what to say
To spoil the movie and ruin my day...
It's not like we can press rewind.
Everyone was giggling about that. I swear it got a better audience response than some of the previews. And yes, we're probably going to see that ridiculous movie where Steve Carell plays Noah and herds all the animals onto the ark. The animals are pretty cute.
So, anyway: Shrek. I feel like it all came together with this one. No Smashmouth songs, lots of cute fairy tale characters, and an awesome scene with Snow White. There was a transvestite princess with big hands and a deep voice...I'm not sure what fairy tale s/he came from. Maybe s/he was there just for fun?
It also had a really positive message and good pacing.
Bearette's grade: A+