You’ve never met a hero quite like Shrek, winner of the first Academy Award® for Best Animated Feature*. The endearing ogre sparked a motion picture phenomenon and captured the world’s imagination with…the Greatest Fairy Tale Never Told! Critics are calling SHREK “not just a brilliant animated feature, but a superb film on any level” (Larry King, USA Today).
Relive every moment of Shrek’s (Mike Myers) daring quest torescue the feisty Princess Fiona (Cameron Diaz) with the help of his loveable loudmouthed Donkey (Eddie Murphy) and win back the deed to his beloved swamp from scheming Lord Farquaad (John Lithgow).
Enchantingly irreverent and “monstrously clever” (Leah Rozen, People Magazine), SHREK is an ogre-sized adventure you’ll want to see again and again!
*2001, Best Animated Feature Film, Shrek.
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The movie is obvious, but consistently entertaining and animated in DreamWorks's "realistic" digitized style.
Can an ogre live happily ever after? Can fairy tale characters be content with their fairy tale lives? Can an Oscar-winning animated success generate a successful sequel? To all these questions, Shrek 2 is happy to answer yes, yes and yes.
This second edition of DreamWorks's Oscar-winning ogre opus may not match the original for, well, originality, but it honors the prime injunction governing sequels: To thine own characters be true.
A rare example of a sequel that's better than the original.
Like the first movie this is unassailable family entertainment, with a gentle fairy tale for kids and a raft of mildly satirical pop-culture references for parents.
The animation's slick in a cautious, cute, conventional kind of way, and some scenes are really very funny.
Is it going too far out on a beanstalk to say that Shrek 2 is one of the most mature movies about adult relationships ever made?