In my opinion, Shrek is a must have movie. So, when I saw this 3D Blu-ray, I didn't hesitate in buying it, despite it having quite a hefty price tag... To say I'm disappointed is a massive understatement. There are scenes I was looking forward to in 3D, particularly when our protagonists rescue Fiona from the dragon... I won't dwell on what scenes should have looked outstanding, just none of them did!! The 3D 'effect' seems to pull the background out from behing the main action without bringing up close images out of the tv. In fact, I kept looking over my glasses as the picture seemed so two dimensional that I was straining my eyes to the point where I was getting a headache... Trust me, it isn't my set up. I have watched over a dozen 3D films on my tv since I bought it, including Legend of the Guardians, Megamind, Avatar and lots of IMAX features, and each of them have many layers of 3D and the pictures pop right out of the screen. The Shrek conversion seems to be background and foreground seperation and that's it. If the forthcoming 3D conversions of other popular films such as Star Wars, Titanic and Finding Nemo are anything like this, then I shall not be watching them.
2 stars then, 4 for the film, but -2 for the lack of real purpose of converting this film... At a point where 3D can be made or broken, it's efforts like this that will eventually sink what could be the most exciting advent in home entertainment since surround sound. If you're looking for a 3D film to show off your tv to family and friends then I recommend Megamind.