Shrek Forever After

Shrek Forever After


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 (Mike Myers), you suddenly wind up a domesticated family man. Instead of scaring villagers away like he did in his youth, a reluctant Shrek now agrees to autograph pitch forks. Shrek is duped into signing a pact with the smooth-talking dealmaker, Rumpelstiltskin (Walt Dohrn) and suddenly finds himself in a twisted, alternate version of Far Far Away, where ogres are hunted, Rumpelstiltskin is king and Shrek and Fiona (Cameron Diaz) 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.... More

This is the fourth and final chapter of DreamWorks' Shrek franchise.Hide

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After the overstuffed yet bland excesses of 2007’s Shrek the Third, this supposed swansong to Dreamworks’ not so jolly green giant is something of a welcome relief. However, it is still far, far away from the heights of the first two installments.... More

A revisionist take on the original tale, Klausner and Lemke’s story channels It’s a Wonderful Life by way of Back to the Future and The Matrix trilogy (raves included). But while this raises the drama and action stakes, the comedy is sadly lacking with only Donkey and a paunchy Puss ‘n Boots raising much more than a titter.

As usual there are some clever musical and sight gags with a Carpenters-scored montage of Ogre-ing and a gladiatorial Gingerbread Man taking on animal crackers the highlights. Main baddie Rumplestiltskin lacks the menace of John Lithgow’s Lord Farquaad or Rupert Everett’s Prince Charming, with a cupcake-eating clown’s look and Dohrn’s voice combining to make him seem like a cross between Eric Cartman and Clay Aiken.

No cat-tastrophe, Shrek Forever After is more than acceptable school holiday fare but some parents probably won’t be able to wait until it’s ogre.Hide

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Hated it not even worth going to see it at the movies in 3D. Waste of money

i think that the shrek 4 was way better then shrek 3 it tells you how wring you can get it right

i really do this movie was so good i saw it once in australia and once in nz in 1 week!!!!! it is so funny and it will either be in comedy or highly recommended when it comes out on dvd !!!!! a movie for all ages!!!!! it has its regular sadish ending but not sad enough to make you cry so it was just right!!!!!!!!!!! i will buy this movie when it comes out on dvd because its a movie i will watch over and over again! highly recommended by me !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

the ture love is so nice and cute of shrek and it is a mix up and he have to fix it

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The Press Reviews

  • It's hard to believe this is the final instalment in the hugely lucrative Shrek quadrilogy - even though a Puss in Boots spin-off is already in the works, this is ostensibly Shrek's last outing. Full Review

  • DreamWorks could be entering a period of fresh creativity. With How To Train Your Dragon and a balanced, darker-hued and very funny Shrek finale, they’ve found the magic again. Full Review

  • Reveals a definite been-there, done-that feeling. Full Review

  • Whatever else gets tossed into the mix, Shrek must be the heart and soul. In this, Myers is a master; he makes it seem easy being green. Full Review

  • What fortifies Shrek Forever After are its brilliantly realized principal characters, who nearly a decade after the first “Shrek” film remain as vital and engaging fusions of image, personality and voice as any characters in the history of animation. Full Review

  • This fourth ogre outing delivers plenty of 3D razzle dazzle and has fun messing about with its alternate-reality storyline, but it never troubles the modernclassic status achieved by the first Shrek. Still, a chunky step up from Shrek The Third. Full Review

  • The reputed swan song for the series and its first entry in 3D, pic contains a respectable number of laughs, but also borrows its storyline from the oft-recycled "It's a Wonderful Life," and if that's all its creators can do, it's best to put Far Far Away far far away. Full Review

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