MY SHREK 4 Review? What were your thoughts?

After the success of the first three films in the Shrek series, a fourth adventure appears in a break-out fairy tale hitting a whole new element, 3-D.

Instead of scaring villagers away like he used to, a reluctant Shrek (voice of Mike Myers) now agrees to autograph pitch forks, but lives a contented existence in the swamp with his beloved Fiona (Cameron Diaz), three ogre babies, best pal Donkey (Eddie Murphy) and the rest of the fairytale bunch.

Suddenly there's trouble in paradise when Shrek is tired of being a tourist attraction, no longer able to carve mud bath angel wings in peace. Besides, as a family ogre, there are constant and trying demands. Longing for the days when he felt like a real ogre, Shrek is duped into signing a pact with the smooth-talking dealmaker, Rumpelstiltskin (Walt Dohrn). Shrek now finds himself in a twisted, alternate version of Far Far Away, where ogres are hunted, Rumpelstiltskin is king, living in It’s A Wonderful Life, while Shrek and Fiona have never met. Shrek must undo all he's done in the hope of saving his friends, restoring his world and reclaiming his one True Love.

Brilliant animation, 3D magic and a subversive script filled with quirky humor transports us to Swamp Heaven for this perfect Shrek final chapter. It's a whirlwind of a film jam packed with never-ending ideas as all our favorite characters are tossed out of their comfort zone as Shrek's happily-ever-after life goes awry. Beyond the witty premise comes a donkey-load of beguiling details that add such texture to a magical, chaotic reality that already screams ingenuity and hilarity.

Myers has lost none of his touch: his Shrek is big and bold, while at the same time vulnerable. Murphy's Donkey is a goofy favorite, Diaz' Fiona feisty and Antonio Bandera’s' Puss in Boots, who is over groomed, overfed and can hardly get up... suffice to say, he steals the film. After the dismal Shrek the Third, the final chapter of the ogre's saga is refreshingly watchable: funny, sweet, some times clever to even wholesome. This last installment once again plays fast and loose with more fairy tale mythology, but also remixes its own previous storylines. The same characters breaking into some bombastic song-and-dance numbers to the last note of happily ever after.

Both are too willing to slavishly pillage from the original film, right down to similar montage sequences with the same “Smash Mouth” style soft rock musical accompaniment. It is all perfectly competent, reasonably amusing and completely unimaginative.

The film flies by as fast as the icing on the gingerbread man melts and it feels as short as Pinocchio's nose is long. As sad as it may be to farewell these unique, memorable characters, it is a fabulous and fitting farewell as we are reminded to enjoy today and treasure everything we have.

This movie was released on May 21, 2010 with a rating of PG for mild action, rude, humor, and brief language.

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  • 1 decade ago
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    I disliked this one, because for a cartoon it had a lot of drama and very little humor. Shrek is stupid and the whole movie was a bust. The 3D aspect could have saved it from being totally lame, but there was very little 3D about it!

  • Anonymous
    4 years ago

    Shrek 4 Review

  • Anonymous
    5 years ago

    Toy Story 3

  • 1 decade ago

    Incredibly sad, honestly I wasn't sure where they were going with the story for most of it. And, I wasn't overly impressed with the humor.. mostly because the jokes (or lack there of) were the same per usual. It was your typical Shrek 2 and 3. It was not the original, but, I liked it over all.

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    1 decade ago

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