The Twenty-First Century

Shrek Forever After [2010]

A domesticated Shrek finds himself bored with the same routine and longs for his days as a frightful ogre. One day, he meets deal-maker Rumpelstiltskin, who makes Shrek an offer he can’t refuse, promising him to make him feel like a real ogre again. Shrek gets duped, and is sent to an alternate universe, which is also a twisted version of far far away. There, Rumpelstiltskin is king, ogres are hunted, Puss in boots is overweight and lazy, while Shrek and Fiona (who’s also the leader of the resistance) have never met. Fourth (and hopefully) last chapter of the series, “Shrek Forever After” might not be as original and clever as the first two, but still delivers an entertaining premise and some very funny moments. It might definitely appeal more to kids of a certain age, but overall, it’s a solid family movie. Antonio Banderas has never been funnier as Puss in boots, but it’s Walt Dohrn who steals the show as evil mastermind Rumpelstiltskin.

 

Rating: 2.5/4

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