June 09, 2007

Third Time Isn't The Charm

As you are well aware, this is the summer of sequels. Spider-Man, Pirates and Shrek. We decided to see Shrek the Third mainly because it was showing at the right time for our plans.

The best way I can describe this is that it's just like when they take a funny 2-minute SNL sketch and end up stretching it to 8 minutes. There's a nugget of strong humor, but just not enough plot to support it.

Appropriately then, the best part of the film is the cadre of fairy tale princesses that accompany Fiona - who are all voiced by some of our favorite SNL actresses. First they give her a shower, and then they become all Charlie's Angels and kick some ass. So kudos to Cheri Oteri, Maya Rudolph, Amy Poehler and Amy Sedaris (not SNL, but close enough - she did a scene on Sex and the City with Molly Shannon).

1 comment:

Stef said...

I think I'm going to wait for Netflix on that one.

I *wish* I had skipped Spider-Man 3. That was a big loser, too!