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Shrek (2001) Director: Andrew Adamson Main actors: Mike Myers, Eddie Murphy, Cameron Diaz and John Lithgow. Time: 99 mins Rating: 4 stars Pdi/Dreamworks have put the layers that make a good film with their latest triumph, Shrek: the title character is a big green Scottish... ogre, who like nothing more then 'a mean weed rat stew' in his swamp. Unlike damsel in distress princess Fiona (Diaz) who likes pinacaladas and getting caught in the rain, according to the backing music and lord Farquaad's (Lithgow) speaking mirror. Along the way Shrek (Myers) picks up a rather annoying steed donkey... called donkey (Murphy), which just can't stop talking, but after this film neither will you. With the film set in the make believe world of Dulok and its surrounding area this film isn't compensating for anything. Shrek takes the ordinary fairytale and wipes its backside all over it; the film starts with Shrek doing his routine, before fighting off a group of angry villagers away from his door with a very wisecracking line ' this is the part where you run away.' ...read more.


Upon finding the castle the so-called lady is in. Shrek encounters one or two tiny problems, a rickety and a fire-breathing dragon that falls in love with donkey. Upon saving the princess and escaping in slow mo and by the rust of a sword they start the long trip home in which donkey, Shrek and princess Fiona start to bond and all those years of living alone finally pay off when kidnapped by robin hood Fiona goes all matrix on their behinds and knocks seven bells out of the lot of them. Then the night before they part company and Fiona becomes Farquaad wife, donkey discovers an indomitable secret about Fiona and Shrek hearing a small section of the conversation, gets the wrong end of the stick and goes off in a hump. On the return of his swamp Shrek tells donkey to leave, and in doing this puts donkey into the path of dragon who then comes in handy when Shrek and donkey goes on another mission together, but be careful, donkey hasn't installed the seat belt for the next forthcoming sequel...? ...read more.


Chicks love that romantic crap.' Which I bet not just will make your children chuckle but will have you wetting yourself in your seat. All these brought together not only makes donkey great but also the whole film its self. Also lord Farquaad is a excellent idea for a baddy, short and quite odd looking, which means in a comedy like this he is the butt of a lot of jokes, from 'people do think little of him' to 'do his think his compensating for something?' this add another dimension to the film, so not only does it have simple slapstick, catchy one liners, but also Mickey taking humour, which some people may not like, but a lot of people will. Then comes the point of who the film is for. Being rated a PG, Shrek appeals to all ages with jokes for all ages some which children will love, some that adults will get but not children, then there's the gags that gets everyone laughing in the audience. So I would recommend this film to anyone and everyone, a really good family film, which even your granny will love. Matthew Blackley 3/18/2008 1 ...read more.

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