Aroview: Flipping the rules of fairy-tales (and especially the Walt Disney incarnations) on their head, the ‘hero’ of this animation is in fact ‘the monster’, at last getting a sympathetic hearing.
As voiced by Mike Myers, this witty green ogre must suffer the paranoia of local villagers, before embarking on a princess-rescue with Donkey (Eddie Murphy) against the cunning Lord Farquaad (John Lithgow). Benefiting from state-of-the-art CGI, which renders the tiniest facial expressions, this extends the current renaissance of kidult movies, with plenty of in-jokes at Uncle Walt's expense.
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5 stars (Exceptional) A mixed-up fairytales story for a 21st century audience of kids and adults, Shrek has it all. This was the best animated in many years, coaxing people of all ages, worldwide, to see it at cinemas.~Tom H
4 stars (Very Good) The fabulous tale of one very cynical ogre, and unlikely hero, has been enjoyed by children and parents alike. An upbeat soundtrack, snappy dialogue, and lovable characters, made this unconventional story a smash hit at the box office.~GenXGirl