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Sunday, May 20, 2007

Shrek Rocks the Box Office!

We as adults will never understand the mentality of what kids think is truly funny simply because we have forgotten how to laugh. Just because all the news reports have said Shrek 3 kind of bombed does not mean that it is a true bomb. Kids love the characters and frankly, it is a kid’s movie.

When was the last time you talked to an extreme liberal or conservative that thought a fart joke was funny? Nope, that would be taboo wouldn’t it?

Then again, we as adults still talk about the Monty Python movies with very fond memories. Search for the Holy Grail is a classic for my generation. Life of Brian is another. Then there is the Mel Brooks classic gut busters of my youth such as Young Frankenstein or even better was Blazzing Saddles. History of the Earth was a gut buster as well. Need I say more other than Space Balls? And yet we as adults just don't get Shrek humor?

Rock on Shrek! Twenty years down the road the kids of today will be reciting lines from it just as we do today for the classics of our own youth.

Over at the Boston Herald they had this to say about Shrek 3…

‘Shrek the Third’ sets ’toon record with $122 million opening
By Associated Press
Sunday, May 20, 2007

LOS ANGELES - The big green ogre keeps getting bigger.

"Shrek the Third" took in $122 million in its first weekend, breaking the franchise’s own record for best debut ever for an animated film, according to studio estimates Sunday.

The latest adventure of the ogre shot past 2004’s "Shrek 2," the previous record-holder for animated openings with $108 million.

Produced by DreamWorks Animation and distributed by Paramount, "Shrek the Third" was the third-biggest debut ever, coming in behind the $151.1 million haul of this month’s "Spider-Man 3" and the $135.6 million gross of last summer’s "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest."
– Boston Herald

When it comes out on video the kids will beg Mom and Dad to buy it so they can watch it ten thousand times over and over and over. If you have kids, you will be assimilated into the Shrek hype...

Having five kids of my own I am Shrek bound eventually for the third time. This site is not affiliated with Dream Works or any media agency. No charge for the free shameless plug to Shrek the Third either.


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