May 25, 2010
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Director: Andrew Adamson/Vicky Jenson
Writers: Ted Elliott/Terry Rossio/Joe Stillman/Roger S. H. Schulman
Based on the book by: William Steig
Producers: Jeffrey Katzenburg/Aron Warner/John H. Williams
Starring: Mike Myers/Eddie Murphy/Cameron Diaz/John Lithgow
BBFC Certification: U
Duration: 90 minutes
Lord Farquaad is searching for a wife. Because of a complicated situation he needs a mate so he can qualify as king of the land. The 3-foot-tall despot has already banished all the fairy tale characters from his land, resulting in a mass of familiar bedtime figures. Shrek and the obnoxious Donkey factor in when Farquaad concludes that he needs dragon-slaying assistance. The woman he wants is the beautiful Princess Fiona, who’s imprisoned in a castle by said dragon. To cut a deal to keep his house, the antisocial Shrek accepts the mission, except he falls in love with the princess he’s been ordered to find!
“We can stay up late, swapping manly stories, and in the morning, I’m making waffles!”
Since Shrek Forever After will be the final chapter in the series, I’ve decided to watch the past Shrek movies starting with where it all began: Shrek. The story is brilliant and original and puts a modern spin on classic fairytales. The characters were instantly loveable and were a joy to watch, especially Donkey, who is voiced as the brilliantly funny Eddie Murphy. The voice acting was fantastic and their voices fitted the characters perfectly, the cast couldn’t have been any better for their roles. The animation is brilliant with bright colours and great designs. With some hilarious scenes and funny jokes and one-liners, Shrek is a success and is definitely guaranteed to keep the kids’ attention as well as the adults.
I really enjoyed Shrek and I think that the writing was fantastic and it definitely achieved its target to keep adults and children happy. The jokes were brilliant and the story was great as well and I laughed all the way through the movie. Eddie Murphy, Mike Myers and Cameron Diaz were perfectly cast as their characters and it was comic viewing to watch their characters. Eddie Murphy was just fantastic and memorable as Donkey and was probably the funniest in the whole movie. All in all, Shrek is a family movie that shouldn’t be missed by anybody!
One of the best family movies ever and it’s one of my favourites! Simply brilliant!