Shrek 2

Shrek 2

Andrew Adamson (2004)

88min
U Certificate
Sunday 2:40pm - 4:05pm BBC One
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Review

Our Score
This welcome follow-up is every bit as cute, clever and funny as the original - if less of a surprise, as we expect its technical brilliance this time and are perhaps less dazzled by it. The sequel picks up after the marriage of Shrek (voiced by Mike Myers) and Fiona (Cameron Diaz), and follows their trip to her homeland of Far Far Away. If Fiona's parents, King Harold (John Cleese) and Queen Lillian (Julie Andrews), are shocked to discover she's an ogre, that's nothing compared to Harold's reaction to her new husband. The king wants Fiona to marry the foppish Prince Charming (Rupert Everett), so he hires assassin Puss-in-Boots (marvellously voiced by Antonio Banderas) to kill his new son-in-law. The parodies, pop references, Disney-baiting and Hollywood send-ups (the kingdom of Far Far Away is etched as a medieval Tinseltown) are hilarious - as is Eddie Murphy, who's on great form as Donkey - and there's plenty of subtle satire and double entendres for young and old alike to savour.

Summary

The grouchy ogre and his new wife Princess Fiona set out on a journey to meet her parents. However, the king and queen are less than impressed with their daughter's choice of husband, while a conniving fairy godmother is determined to make sure her own son gets to marry the princess. Animated adventure sequel, with the voices of Mike Myers, Cameron Diaz, Eddie Murphy, Antonio Banderas, John Cleese, Julie Andrews, Jennifer Saunders and Rupert Everett.

Cast & Crew

Shrek Mike Myers
Donkey Eddie Murphy
Princess Fiona Cameron Diaz
Queen Lillian Julie Andrews
Puss-in-Boots Antonio Banderas
King Harold John Cleese
Prince Charming Rupert Everett
Fairy Godmother Jennifer Saunders
Ugly stepsister Larry King
Ugly stepsister Jonathan Ross
Joan Rivers Joan Rivers
Kate Thornton Kate Thornton
Director Andrew Adamson
Director Kelly Asbury
Director Conrad Vernon
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: UIPAvailable on: video, DVD and Blu-rayReleased on: 2 Jul 2004
Comedy Drama Children's