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While some men dream of fame, fortune and power, Shrek (voice of Mike Myers) has his heart set on living out his days obscurely in the swamp he calls home. So when it looks like his royal father-in-law (John Cleese) might croak, which would put him next in line for the throne, the ogre nearly turns green (okay, more green than usual). In order to avoid such an unwelcome future, Shrek gets help form his faithful friends Donkey (Eddie Murphy) and Puss in Boots (Antonio Banderas).
Why Is Shrek The Third Rated PG?
Shrek The Third is rated PG for some crude humor, suggestive content and swashbuckling action.
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Despite the PG rating, this film briefly (but heavily) implies teens are partaking of illegal drugs, and contains cigarettes (a brief shot shows a smoke smoldering in an ashtray) and alcohol use as well as brief drug references. After the king dies, an attempt to overthrow the kingdom of Far, Far Away results in the city being pillaged by villains who capture Fiona and her princess friends and throw them in the dungeon. Shrek and his buddies are attacked by pirates and animated trees who later capture the ogre and chain him up. One of Shrek’s fans is shot in the chest with an arrow and Artie has a sword held to his throat. Several characters are impaled, slashed or beheaded by swords (limited view of the action). The script includes infrequent sexual references, a cross-dressing princess, brief buttock nudity and some scatological terms.
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In Happily N’Ever After, discarded fairytale villains take an active role in re-writing stories in their favor. While pirates make an appearance in Shrek the Third, the captain and his cronies have to settle things once and for all with Peter Pan in the movie Hook. Don’t forget to check out our reviews of the first two movies, Shrek and Shrek 2.
Canadian Movie Ratings
Canadian Home Video Rating: G
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If you can’t get enough of Shrek-even after this third helping, then the DVD release of Shrek the Third is just for you. Plenty of extra materials are dished up, such as additional scenes (The Fauxly Grail, Hot Lunch and Cyrano De Artie), an audio commentary with the cast, a featurette (Tech of SHREK 3), music videos (Dancing Babies and Donkey Dance), interactive games (Learn The Donkey Dance and How To Be Green), trailers and a text/photo gallery (Shrek’s Guide To Parenthood). There are DVD-ROM offerings as well, including printables, weblinks and activities (Royal Tournament Games and Shrek Smash Ups). Audio tracks are available in Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround ( English, French and Spanish) and Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround (English, French and Spanish), with subtitles in French and Spanish.