I won't see it because two films were enough. The first Shrek was really great and had some wonderful ideas and was actually funny. I ended up buying the DVD.
The second Shrek looked like more of the same. I ended up catching it on HBO and it was only so-so.
Shrek 3 again looks like more of the same. I'm not interested in it at all.
I have nothing against Dreamworks and don't care how much they spoof on Disney. Disney deserves to be made fun of just like everything else. Did you boycott the Simpsons when they did the Itchy and Scratchy Land episode?
I love Disney, and I was fully aware at the jabs Dreamworks took at Disney (a lot of ex-Disney employees worked on the film), that having been said I really enjoyed the Shrek movies, and I see nothing wrong with them poking a little fun.
the little king lives in a "disney" type atmosphere.....the queue he charges through, the castle, the song the dolls sing...OMG...to funny......oh, and I heard the little king is suppsoe to be eisner...is eisner short?
I may like Disney but I'm certainly not going to boycott a movie, or any medium, because it makes fun of it. It's not like Disney is some infallible supreme entity or something that should never be mocked for fear of eternal damnation in small world or something.
So yea, I'm seeing Shrek, and I frickin' can't wait!!
It never even occured to me to boycott on this basis, but I agree with the assessment that Shrek lost some steam with the sequel (what a shock) and I will wait for the DVD rental on Shrek 3.
By the way, folks, let's recall that Disney did not create any of the storybook characters being parodied here...they were all taken from books written by other folks.
True, but Shrek parodies the Disney versions. Once was fine, but a second time reeks of a deeper problem. A third one? HBO, or borrow the DVD. Too much else to see this summer. Some will be sacrificed.