Shrek the Third: The Battle Over the Succession Turns Ugly!
"Shrek the Third" (2007) continues the animated adventures of our favorite hairy hero, Shrek, as he just tries to live his life in peace while everyone else keeps pulling him back into trouble. When his new father-in-law, King Harold falls ill, Shrek is looked at as the heir to the land of Far, Far Away. Not one to give up his beloved swamp, Shrek recruits his friends the Donkey and Puss in Boots to install the rebellious Artie as the new king. Princess Fiona, however, rallies a band of royal girlfriends to fend off a coup d'etat by the jilted Prince Charming.
Mike Myers, Eddie Murphy, Cameron Diaz, Julie Andrews, John Cleese, Rupert Everett, and the rest all reprise their roles from the other Shrek films. However, Andrew Adamson stepped aside this time and turned directing chores over to Chris Miller and Raman Hui. As usual, there are lots of fast jokes that will keep the children happy. Some relatively adult issues, such as the fear of becoming a parent, might lose some of the younger children.
Chris Miller and Raman Hui, the movie made a domestic-gross of over $322-million. Overall, it made $800 million worldwide. Doubling your gross is usually considered the break-even point, so this film undoubtedly made the studio good money. The film was promoted heavily, and successfully.
Shrek Forever After" (2010). It also was heavily criticized, and also made a ton of money, almost as much as the others. Either you like the whole Shrek universe, or you don't. Clearly, many, many moviegoers do.