Shrek has done a lot in life – challenged an evil dragon, rescued a beautiful princess and saved the in-laws’ kingdom, so what’s an ogre to do next? Well, if you’re Shrek, you suddenly wind up a domesticated family man, changing poop-filled nappies, burping the kids, being a star attraction for when the fans pass by and basically be not ogre-like.
Instead of scaring villagers away like he used to, an unhappy Shrek now agrees to autograph pitch forks. Longing for the days when he felt like a “real ogre,” Shrek is sweet-talked into signing a pact with the smooth-talking dealmaker, Rumpelstiltskin. Shrek suddenly finds himself in a twisted, alternate version of Far Far Away, where ogres who can take out amazing sounds through their nose and ears are hunted, Rumpelstiltskin, obviously the villain this time, is king and Shrek and Fiona have never met. Now, it’s up to Shrek to undo all he’s done in the hopes of saving his friends, restoring his world and reclaiming his one True Love…
It was good to see Puss in Boots and Donkey as well. In all the Shrek movies my favourite character has always been Donkey and also the soundtrack for the movie wasn’t too bad. I couldn’t help but sing along with Lionel Richie at one point!
The kids enjoyed the movie and I thought it was just OK. Go ahead and watch it, you will enjoy it but I still say Shrek 2 is by far the BEST in all the Shrek movies released.