Everyone’s favorite larger-than-life hero returns in SHREK 2, which has been hailed by critics and audiences alike as even better than its Oscar®-winning* predecessor!
“There are so many jokes and jests, not even a jelly-bellied ogre could consume them all in one sitting,” proclaims USA Today. Happily ever after never seemed so far far away when a trip to meet the in-laws turns into another hilariously twisted adventure for Shrek and Fiona. With the help of his faithful steed Donkey, Shrek takes on a potion-brewing Fairy Godmother, the pompous Prince Charming, and the famed ogre-killer, Puss In Boots, a ferocious feline foe who’s really just a pussycat at heart!
*2001, Best Animated Feature Film.
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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?