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Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Movie Review - Shrek Forever After (Shrek 4 or Final Chapter)




Movie Title
Shrek Forever After (aka Shrek 4 or Shrek Final Chapter)
Year
2010
Genre
Animaton, Adventure

Story
Now happily married to Fiona and father to 3 little ogres,Shrek finds himself a domesticated family man instead ofthe feared ogre he used to be. One fine day, the craftyRumpelstiltskin (the wee troublemaker who popped up briefly in Shrek 2 and 3) happened to overhearShrek's secret longing and arranges for Shrek to relive his monstrous self for just 1 day (his birthday!) by signing a pact with the smooth-talking dealmaker!

Shrek finds himself in a twisted version of Far Far Away,where he had never met Fiona because he had never existed. Ogres are hunted to be Rumpelstiltskin's slaves, as heis king. With a coven of broom-riding witches as his personal death squad, he rules Far Far Away with an iron fist. Now, it's up to Shrek to undo all he's done in the hopes of saving his friends, restoring his world and reclaiming Fiona as his one True Love. All this, before the sun rises!



Acting
Well, Mike Meyers' Scottish accent is still irritating (somewhat)! But then, so is Eddie Murphy as Donkey! However, the nolstalgic of watching all the them again on the big screen does bring on the feeling like that of meeting up with old friends. These guys arepros at voice overs (as the guys over at Toy Story 3) and it all seems natural for them to say the things they do - very much in character!


Overall
This is by far the most entertaining instalment of the franchise but it is much darker in tone than any of the previous movies. Some of the concepts can be downright scary even for adults. However, I'm sure the younger viewers won't really mond or be bothered as they would just be glad to see the entire Far Far Away gang together again. Go watch it!
Rating
7/10

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