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With shrek 2 due to be released on July 2nd this year Thomas looks back to the first shrek to explain its appeal and give his opinion of the film.

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Shrek is a monster success With shrek 2 due to be released on July 2nd this year Thomas looks back to the first shrek to explain its appeal and give his opinion of the film. This film was made by DreamWorks and was directed by Andrew Adamson and Kelly Asbury. It was also it was released on the on July 2nd; it held up against the competition as it had a good mix of comedy and action it also was a fairy tale story. It included lots of famous people which teenagers and adults would know such as Eddie Murphy who plays the donkey, John Lithgow who plays Lord Farquaad, Cameron Dias who plays Princess Fiona and Mike Myers who plays Shrek. ...read more.


He loves the princess but Shrek doesn't know that the princess has a secret, suddenly night fall arrives and Fiona turns into an ogre. They both then decide to get married and live happily ever after. Shrek appeals to children, adults and teenagers because of the characters it uses. Children like it because it has animals which talk and because it uses bold colours which stand out. Teenagers and adults like it because it has comedy in it and because they know the people who play the characters, e.g. Eddie Murphy. It also copy's other parts of movies and makes fun of them. It has a slow motion fight scene which is out of the matrix, when the princess fights robin hoods men .it has a part copied from sleeping beauty as Princess Fiona is in a tower pretending to be a sleep. ...read more.


The music changes from gentle tone to a fast fighting style of music. The shots are also effective as it starts with long shots to show the surroundings. They are close shots to show expressions, over the shoulder shots to see a first person view, a panning camera shot is used as well to keep up with the character. I am looking forward to Shrek 2 as the first one was very good as it had comedy and action in it which I like. It also made fun of lots of other movies and movie companies. Compared to other films it is good but is now dated, the new films now are taking over Shrek and leaving it in there wake, but I still like it and I think the new Shrek will be a success. ...read more.

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