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Shrek Forever After

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Shrek Forever After

Mike Mitchell (2010)

89min
U Certificate
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Review

Our Score
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.

Summary

The grumpy ogre longs for his simple life as a feared monster, so strikes a deal with magical trickster Rumpelstiltskin to get back to the way things were. However, he soon finds there is a catch - he ends up stuck in an alternate world where none of his friends know who he is and where Rumpelstiltskin has become the kingdom's tyrannical ruler. Animated comedy, with the voices of Mike Myers, Eddie Murphy and Cameron Diaz.

Cast & Crew

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
Director Mike Mitchell
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Other Information

Language: English Colour Theatrical distributor: Paramount Available on: Available on DVD and BluRay Released on: 2 Jul 2010

Comedy Childrens Drama

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