Shrek Forever After

Synopsis:

After challenging an evil dragon, rescuing a beautiful princess and saving your in-laws’ kingdom, what’s an ogre to do? Well, if you’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. Whats happened to this ogre’s roar? Longing for the days when he felt like a “real ogre,” Shrek is duped into signing a pact with the smooth-talking dealmaker, Rumpelstiltskin. Shrek suddenly finds himself in a twisted, alternate version of Far Far Away, where ogres are hunted, Rumpelstiltskin is king and Shrek and Fiona have never met. Now, it’s up to Shrek to undo all he’s done in the hopes of saving his friends, restoring his world and reclaiming his one True Love.

Why did I see this Movie:

So this is the forth Movie in the Shrek franchise.  I have scene all the others, and was kind of disappointed by Shrek 2 and 3.  But something about this one, made me think that they might have found their stride again. Also Cowboy and I went to go see it with his niece as it was kind of part of her birthday package deal.

Reaction/Review:

Happily that hunch was right. So this one wasn’t filled with stupid gags for the sake of a laugh.  It took a concept and ran with it deep down to its core and it didn’t deviate from it for the sake of a cheep laugh.  Sure there were laughs, but they were the right kind.  The kind that made sense to the story and weren’t a distraction.

Take the love of his life, and due to a hectic week wearing thin on him, and what seamed like a never ending loop of a wish on a star, Shrek looses his cool and signs a contract that he probably never should have.  And that contract takes away the love of his love and everything that is familiar to him.

It was brilliant. It made sense.  And thus puss was fat, and that made me laugh.  Because it was so plausible.  I liked the use of old characters and using them as they are with their character traits but different, following the line of consequences if Shrek had never rescued Fiona.  I also really appreciated the new characters that were introduced.  Rumpelstiltskin was awesome as the evil nemesis.  And I love the witches and the fact that they melted with water.  And the Pied Piper – BRILLIANT!!!!

Final Thoughts:

This movie was back to the roots of Shrek in its heartfelt story, with a dash of funny and quirky.  I fully enjoyed myself with this one.

Rating: 8/10

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