Shrek 2 details
|Formats:||U DVD, Blu-ray|
|Starring:||Mike Myers, Antonio Banderas, Rupert Everett, Jonathan Ross, John Cleese, Jennifer Saunders, Julie Andrews, Eddie Murphy, Cameron Diaz, Conrad Vernon|
|Directors:||Kelly Asbury, Andrew Adamson, Conrad Vernon|
|Genres:||Animated, Children, Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi/Fantasy|
|Studio:||PARAMOUNT HOME ENTERTAINMENT|
|Run time:||1 hour 29 minutes|
|Rental release:||02 Nov 2004|
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2 MuchBy zozrat (6 reviews) from London , 18 Oct 2004
[Highly rated reviewer]Shrek 2 is disappointing sequel that relies far too much on parodies and pastiches of films and popular culture at the expense of plot or character. Those movies which are lampooned seem conspicuously out of date and overdone (the grabbing of a hat from under a lowering doorway a la Indiana Jones is a prime example).
Diaz, Myers and Murphy all reprise their roles from Shrek 2s superior predecessor, but are not given the same quality of wisecracks to deliver and seem like poorer characters for it. The stand out addition to the line up is Antonio Banderas impressive comic turn as Puss in Boots who goes some way to make up for the loss of John Lithgow from the vocal cast.
In the end though, and for all it's impressive animation, Shrek 2 feels rather flat. An opening stream of film homages (including a telling ribbing of Disneys The Little Mermaid who is unceremoniously thrown back in the water) sets the tone for the film. The films plot is unengaging, the jokes are weak and the wit and warmth of the original feels like a distant memory. Too knowing for kids, too much of a cynical attempt to recreate the originals winning formula for this adult.
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Shrek 2By Licklecaz (1 review) from Eastleigh , 08 Oct 2009Love it! Didn't fail to deliver, all round family comedy! :)
Shrek 2By a customer from Matlock , 24 Mar 2009A wonderful film. probably the best in the series. The humour will appeal to adults as well as the youngsters.
Shrek 2By a customer from Redhill , 15 Dec 2008Loved this film, so funny even better than the first I think, the cat is brilliant
Best of the seriesBy a customer from Dewsbury , 13 Oct 2008A lot more going on than the first film, effectively taking things to the next level. Shrek 3 wasn't great though.
great filmBy Helliewellie (20 reviews) from Salford , 23 Sep 2008great film!! just as good as the first shrek but make sure you watch shrek 1 first!!