If you are a parent of a child under the age of 12, you are constantly looking for entertainment opportunities that can work for both you and your kid. That is why movies like The Incredibles, Toy Story and the rest of the computer animated film Renaissance have done so well. They really are fun for the whole family. Adult yucks in a story that appeals to kids. Unfortunately, the latest in the Shrek series of films disappoints. The story is thin and the jokes are few. My 6-year-old seemed to like it, but there was popcorn and candy involved so from her standpoint, how bad could it be.
If you have to see it, wait for the video. You certainly don't want to pay theater prices for this uninspired piece of film making.