Friday, December 10, 2010

Shrek Forever After: The Final Chapter

***DISCLAIMER*** The following review is entirely my opinion. If you comment (which I encourage you to do) be respectful. If you don't agree with my opinion, that's fine. To each their own. I am just sharing my opinions and perspective. Finally, the reviews are given on a scale of 1-5. 1, of course, being terrible. 2, being not great. 3, being okay. 4, being good and 5, being epic!

Shrek Forever After: The Final Chapter - 4 out of 5

The final chapter in the Shrek franchise...until Dreamworks decides to do another. Let's face it, in Hollywood nothing truly ends.

While not the best in the series, this final Shrek film is still very entertaining and very funny for both child and adult. It could have been worse...we could have dealt with Justin Timberlake like we did in the last one. Once again, Dreamworks does away with the shallow and superficial morals that Disney over-saturated the world in and delivers a moral that actually has substance--just like they did with the other films. And just like the previous films, top notch voice acting is seen in spades.

The original cast returns: Mike Myers, Eddie Murphy, Antonio Banderas, Julie Andrews, John Cleese and Cameron Diaz (who is only bearable as Fiona, every other role irritates the hell out of me). And, like any sequel, new characters are introduced and filled with more quality actors. The very funny Craig Robinson (The Office) and Jane Lynch (Glee) and one of television's most handsome men and an advertising badass; Jon Hamm (Mad Men), join the cast. But the real breakout star had to have been Walt Dohrn (a writer on SpongeBob SquarePants and also provided additional voices on Shrek the Third and worked in the art department of Shrek 2) as Rumpelstiltskin. He was very funny as the little troublemaker and provided some of the movie's best moments.

Like I stated before, this final Shrek isn't the best in the series but it is still really fun to watch. There's a lot of great, humorous moments and it's one of those animated movies that the whole family can sit down and enjoy. Also, I don't know if this makes me strange but Fiona is much hotter with her hair down...I'm just saying.

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