Their explanation for how they found the plot sounds a bit odd, but you can read about that on your own if you like. The synopsis itself goes as follows:
After challenging an evil dragon, rescuing a beautiful princess and saving your in-lawsâ€™ kingdom, whatâ€™s an ogre to do? Well, if youâ€™re Shrek, you suddenly wind up a domesticated family man. Instead of scaring villagers away like he used to, a reluctant Shrek now agrees to autograph pitch forks. Whatâ€™s happened to this ogreâ€™s roar?
Longing for the days when he felt like a â€œreal ogreâ€, Shrek is duped into signing a pact with the smooth-talking dealmaker, Rumplestiltskin.
Shrek suddenly finds himself in a in a twisted, alternate version of Far Far Away, where ogres are hunted, Rumplestiltskin is king and Shrek and Fiona have never met. Now, itâ€™s up to Shrek to undo all heâ€™s done in the hopes of saving his friends, restoring his world and reclaiming his one True Love.
Like Slash’s Brendon Connelly I am not a huge fan of the Shrek franchise. I did enjoy the first film, and even gave the second one a decent theatrical review but the second one has not aged well whatsoever and wouldn’t give it anywhere near a “B” review now. I gave Shrek the Third a “C+” and that too was rather kind, but that one benefit from a great finale.