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★★★★★

Shrek took three years and two hundred and seventy...”

Written on: 13/05/2005 by samskate1 (1 review written)

Good Points
Good but bad!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Bad Points
Boring at some points and can be predicable.

General Comments
Shrek took three years and two hundred and seventy five animators to make and believe me when I say it was well worth the wait, so this is my review on the spectacular film we call Shrek.



Shrek is a spectacular animated movie a must see. Beneath the skin of the apparently vicious ogre is a sad story to tell. A story of true love between an ogre and a princess with one hidden extra.



Shrek is an ogre that is played by the unmistakable (Mike Myers) he lives in a swamp surrounded by a weird looking forest. The locals do not take kindly to Shrek living in the forest and take it as a threat to their safety. Shrek is then found by a bunch fairytale characters fleeing from the evil Lord Farquaad (John Lithgow). Lord Farquaad's forces that have the orders to sweep the land of Fairytale creature this is where Donkey (Eddie Murphy) appears, this small grey like mule is the backbone of most comedy. In the films He adds comedy to the movie by the idea that this donkey can walk, talk, sing and fly for a short period of time which is one of the highlights of the movie.



Many characters in Shrek derive from other fairy tales and play and keen and important part to the film. For example when snow white is moved by the dwarves onto Shrek's table and Shrek immediately retorts "Oh no, dead broad off the table!" this makes the audience laugh as it appeals to people and also when the gingerbread man is covered with milk to make him talk as he is tortured and he quotes" eat me" this is funny as he is a gingerbread man that can walk and talk and the function in the real world is to be eaten. These characters invade Shrek's home to evade capture from the evil Lord farquaad. Shrek finds the magical fairytale creatures inside his home and devouring his food supplies this is enough to send any one in a rage and send Shrek into a spectacular rage.



The subject of the Princess Fiona is the hidden story behind the movie her story initially seems like any fairytale she is in the tallest tower of the tallest mountain surrounded by scorching hot lava and kept safe by a fire breathing dragon. However this princess is like no other as she does not in some subject obey the routine of normal royalty. Princess Fiona belch's, drinks and releases fatal gases (breaks wind) as bad as a man or ogre. In one scene we see Shrek, Fiona and donkey surrounded by no other than Robin Hood and his merry men at this point Princess breaks away from her inner royalty and kicks butt against Robin Hood and his men. This makes Princess Fiona a role model for women as not only can she stand up for herself, making her different but showing she and all women can survive in this "dog eat dog world " and this appeals to the female audience. Shrek is the complete comedy encyclopaedia of fairytales, at first this is one of the films which you are not quite sure to see but believe me it is a film well worth seeing. Based on the book by William Steig this film as become role model for all children's comedy films. Shrek appeals to people as it has popular culture throughout the hole of the review so I become more interesting and keep the attention of the audience.


Shrek is a good film as it refers to the future which is appealing kids and adult alike.

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