Shrek Forever After details
|Formats:||U DVD, PG Blu-ray|
|Starring:||Mike Myers, Eddie Murphy, Cameron Diaz, Antonio Banderas|
|Genres:||Action/Adventure, Animated, Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi/Fantasy|
|Studio:||PARAMOUNT HOME ENTERTAINMENT|
|Collections:||December - Family, Top 400 All-Time Rentals|
Shrek Forever After
|Run time:||1 hour 33 minutes|
|Rental release:||06 Dec 2010|
By Tom Charity from LOVEFiLM
The world's most famous Ogre returns, but is it one time too many?
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Best And Last Shrek!By ashorrick (5 reviews) from stafford , 03 May 2010
[Highly rated reviewer]Amazing story telling film showing all the main characters lots of fun and mystery where shrek wishes he could be a normal ogre so the magician casts a spell and everyone he loves and cares about forgets him whats he gonna do??? 1st review/preview
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Wonderful ending to Shrek series!By melk83 (38 reviews) from Abingdon , 19 Jul 2010This film was by far the best instalment of the Shrek series of films. I was very disappointed with the third film and so I had mixed feelings about going to see this final film. I am glad I did as this film was fantastic and certainly made up for the bomb that was the third.
The script is original, funny, warming and loveable. Again, with all of the loveable characters which make it such a great idea.
The animation is great and the overall feeling of the film really is one of imagination.
An extremely good film.
Better than Shrek 3 but enough nowBy Kiddo (7 reviews) from London , 05 Jul 2010Good, but enough now. The storyline is weak which is no surprise - they've taken it to the limit now. It's sad, but it's time to say a final farewell to the lovely Ogre. Donkey is still the best character, obviously.
Shrek Forever SequelBy Beacon97 (151 reviews) from Neath , 04 Jul 2010I'm afraid the last installment of Shrek is nowhere near as good. If this had been the first Shrek it would probably have been the last. It lacks distinctly the fun and silliness and the cleverness of the first two films and even the third one. There is a convoluted time travel/never existed plot which little ones will find hard to follow and the villain Rumplestilskin is not one of the better creations. He lacks quirkiness or menace and is just annoying. There are some amusing ideas here but they are reasonably quickly over with. Kids will enjoy it but adults may find their minds wandering somewhat. I saw it in 2D in the cinema and there was nothing amiss from the 3D, which raises the question of why they released it in the more expensive 3D. My guess is greed. It's sad to see the great Shrek films go out with a whimper, especially after the fantastic Shrek The Halls short film but flogging the horse to death is what Hollywood does best. Shame.
Depressing End to a Creative SeriesBy AnAmericaninScotland (18 reviews) from Edinburgh , 03 Jul 2010Its unfortunate that the Shrek series ends here. Not because it should continue, but because this film could have benefited from another year in script development and actually done the saga justice. Attempting to deconstruct the daily reality of a life lived Happily Ever After, this final chapter goes into some really depressing territory that is anything but kids stuff and where the laughs are scant at best.
Shrek, finding himself domesticated and beloved by people, grows weary of the day-to-day monotony and wishes for the salad days of a pre-Fiona life. Enter Rumpelstiltskin, voiced by genuine VOICE ACTOR (huzzah!) Walt Dohrn who, as the Machiavellian imp, is perhaps the ONLY shining light in the film. Shrek makes a deal with him to have a day where he was once again feared and free of responsibility, and gives him a day from his childhood in exhange as payment. Rumple takes the day of his birth, sending Shrek into a skewed reality in which he was never born (ála 'Its a Wonderful Life') and where Fiona leads a band of ogres against Rumpelstiltskins tyrannical rule over Far Far Away.
The bleak tone is made worse by its dark colour palate (since most of it occurs that night), seedy atmosphere (e.g. a cock fight with the Gingerbread Man battling a pack of animal crackers... that's black comedy, folks), and skewed characters beloved characters that just arent themselves. Without the laughter or the love, this family movie leaves half the family out of the equation. My kids were utterly bored, and sad to say, I dont blame them.
Shrekking great film!By a customer from Up North! , 28 Jun 2010Saw this film the other day, expecting: Not as good as Shrek 2, but better than shrek 3. If it lived up to that expectation I would have been happy. Verdict? Exactly that. This film wraps up the Shrek franchise with a deeper look into the characters of the saga and is absolutely hilarious! Any shrek fan would love this movie, and definitely one for the whole family!