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Shrek Review. ”

Written on: 14/10/2007 by LYXO (1 review written)

Shrek Review.



From the creators of 'Madagascar', DreamWorks pictures present 'Shrek'. Ogres and princesses may not seem your sort of film but with the famous Mike Myers, as Shrek and the hilarious Eddie Murphy as Donkey this film will have your sides splitting. Although it's an animation, Shrek also has romantic side to it; full of spells and curses you may even feel sorry for the disgusting ogre.



Based on a little known novel by William Steig, Shrek is an animated adventure but still has a lot of action, from fighting dragons, to wrestling match. The film will surely have you in hysterics. Fresh, new directors Andrew Adamson and Vicky Jenson help the film give out a general message: ' its not what's on the outside its what's on the inside that counts'.



At the start of the film you are introduced to a typical ogre living in a swamp, Shrek bathes and cleans himself in his smelly swamp mud. The scene has been made to show a lovely, clean and innocent side to him. The song played- All-star By sum41 adds a happy, jumpy atmosphere to the title sequence. As the film continues Shrek is now stuck with a talking donkey (Eddie Murphy) and is on a mission to get his swamp back from Lord Farquaad and kick all the magical fairy creatures off of his swam, but there's a catch, he can only get it back if he sets out retrieve a beautiful princess from the highest room in the tallest tower, on top of a volcano guarded by a fire breathing dragon. Whilst Shrek thinks he's only got to deliver the prize back to lord Farquaad his feelings grow bigger and bigger for Fiona. When donkey finds out Fiona's deep secret he sets out to get Shrek together with her so they can live 'happily ever after'. After stopping lord Farquaad and Fiona's wedding Shrek finally manages to woo the lovely princess.



If you haven't already guessed Shrek is the main character played by Mike Myers who also played Austin powers and doctor Evil in all three of the 'Austin Powers' films. Mikes character is a little on the gross side, ugly, and by the look of it smelly. Although he may be on ogre Shrek turns out to have a heart of Gold, very kind and forgiving... but still with the smell. Donkey- Like his names suggests is a donkey, played by Eddie Murphy who has also starred in 'Doctor Dolittle' a unusual film about a man who can talk to animals. Eddies character Is an annoying talking donkey, but when ditched and left to fend for himself by Shrek you cant help but feel sorry for him. Fiona is played by Cameron Diaz, who also played Mary in ' Something about Mary', a high school sweet heart who makes everyone fall in love with her. Princess Fiona, which is soon revealed half way in the film.



I really enjoyed the film; even the horrible bits were great! The best points in Shrek are the characters as they make you feel as if you are on the same adventure as them; the story between the two unlikely lovers makes the film even more effective. On the other hand the film can be a bit predictable but other than that I thought the film was funny and fantastic.



I give the film a **** 4 star rating for effectiveness and a ***** 5star rating for the ideas and effort put into the film. I definitely recommend the film to everyone and anyone.

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