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Friday, May 21, 2010

Shrek Forever After Review

The once fearsome ogre Shrek has settled down to married life with Fiona and their 3 babies. The daily routine of a family man is beginning to wear on the creature that once brought terror and mayhem to kingdom of Far Far Away. When Rumpelstiltskin offers him a day off from being a nice ogre he gets more than what he bargained.

In this (hopefully) last installment of Shrek The Final Chapter, Shrek (Mike Myers) is changing diapers, waving to tourists, roaring for kids. It’s no wonder that Shrek frustrated with the typical suburban father tedium is an easy mark to smooth taking Rumplestiltskin (Walt Dohrn) who offers him a way out. When Shrek signs a contract with magical ink he is sent back to a time where the King and Queen (John Cleese and Julie Andrews) of Far Far Away had signed away their kingdom to save their daughter from the tower. The kingdom is now in the hands of the conniving Rumplestiltskin and the witches is no longer the happy place that Shrek knew and loved. Even his best friends Donkey (Eddie Murphy) and an overweight Puss in Boots (Antonio Banderas) don’t know him. The kingdom’s ogres who have banded together to fight their oppression are lead by a militant Fiona (Cameron Diaz) who carries a grudge for not being saved from her tower. Only true love’s kiss by sunrise the next day can break the spell that has befallen Shrek. He must get Fiona to fall in love with him once more for the time line to be restored.

Shrek in 3D looks better than average of the recent films that have been offered in this medium. The colors and depth didn’t give the usual headache associated with wearing the glasses. Director Mike Mitchell (SkyHigh) working with a script from Josh Klausner and Darren Lemke keep the action moving at a crisp click. The story just seems tired and predictable, not as witty as the first two movies, but infinitely more emotional and relatable than say, Ironman2. There is a bit of the Wizard of Oz here with the not appreciating what you have until it’s taken away How to Train Your Dragon still remains the best of the animated 3D ventures this season. There’s only so much you can squeeze out of an ogre family once they hit domesticity without it turning into a weekly TV sitcom. As a parting shot for this series, this is a nice adieu.
(Review by Reesa)

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