Shrek Forever After

  • U
  • Mike Mitchell (2010)
  • US
  • 89 min
Film Review
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3 out of 5

The fourth Shrek movie, and the first in 3D, has the not-so-jolly green ogre (voiced by Mike Myers), Princess Fiona (Cameron Diaz) and their three icky, burping babies living in apparent familial bliss. So far, so dull. But as this descends into domestic routine, a darker hue is revealed: Shrek makes a deal with trickster Rumpelstiltskin to return him to his villager-scaring roots for one day. However, the small print in the contract wipes out the status quo and a dystopian, It's a Wonderful Life-style alternative universe is the cleverly conceived result, with ogres as slaves and witches filling the skies. Alongside nods to King Kong and the Ewok revolt from Return of the Jedi, the story weaves notably grown-up themes of responsibility and regret, and a mangy Donkey (Eddie Murphy) and gone-to-seed Puss (Antonio Banderas) shoulder all the laughs. It's a neat enough way of closing the book - and one hopes it is closed now.

Plot Summary

Animated fantasy comedy, the fourth adventure about the grumpy, green ogre, featuring the voices of Mike Myers, Cameron Diaz and Eddie Murphy. Bored with a life of domesticity, Shrek makes a deal with Rumpelstiltskin that will allow him to return to something like his old life. Things don't go to plan, however, when Shrek finds himself in a land where ogres are hunted and he and Princess Fiona have never met.

Cast and crew

Cast

Shrek
Mike Myers
Donkey
Eddie Murphy
Princess Fiona
Cameron Diaz
Puss-in-Boots
Antonio Banderas
Queen
Julie Andrews
King Harold
John Cleese
Rumpelstiltskin / Priest / Krekraw ogre
Walter Dohrn
Brogan
Jon Hamm
Gretched
Jane Lynch
Cookie
Craig Robinson
Doris the Ugly Stepsister
Larry King
Dancing witch / Wagon witch
Kathy Griffin
Guard witch
Mary Kay Place

Crew

Director
Mike Mitchell

Other Information

Language: 
English
Colour
Theatrical distributor: 
Paramount
Available on DVD and BluRay
Released 2 Jul 2010
Certificate U
Distributor:
Paramount Home Entertainment
Categories
Comedy
Childrens
Drama

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