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 Those movies which are lampooned seem conspicuously out of date and overdone (the grabbing of a hat from under a lowering doorway a la Indiana Jones is a prime example).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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Great entertainmentBy Donna Barrier from Kent. England , 19 Sep 2008Absolutely loved this film, really good fun and so clever. Highly recommended!
Great entertainmentBy Donna Barrier from Kent, England , 19 Sep 2008Absolutely loved this movie - so much fun and so clever! Highly recommended!
Customer ReviewBy a customer from UK , 23 Jun 2008don't rent this movie - it really stinks - the first one was excellent - i hated this one!
excellentBy a customer from MANCHESTER , 11 Apr 2008enjoyed this film watched it 3 times
Fantastic filmBy a customer from HARROGATE,ENGLAND , 10 Apr 2008THIS FILM IS GREAT FUN FOR ALL AGES.RECOMMENDED THAT YOU RENT THIS MOVIE!!!!EXCELLENT