Shrek Forever After
To start with, as I mentioned yesterday, I saw this movie with the boy's 2-and-a- half-year-old niece. Which meant that I wasn't able to be fully captivated by the movie. But knowing that I was distracted I still did enjoy the movie.
If you've seen the previews there really isn't much to give away with the plot. Basically Shrek doesn't feel much like an ogre anymore, living in his domestic bliss with Princess Fiona. So he makes a deal with Rumpelstiltskin to become an ogre for a day. But it backfires and he winds up in his own version of It's a Wonderful Life, in a Shrek-less world.
It was very predictable, and might have worked better as a direct to video sequel. But I'm sure the studio realized they could make more money by putting it in the theaters. And I get the feeling the "voices" have fun doing the movies so they were all happy to be back. They were a few inspired moments (I loved the gingerbread man being forced to fight animal crackers in a cookie cock fight), but nothing that stands up to the originals. All in all it was a fun movies, but no one is ever going to say this was the best Shrek movie.
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