The voices of: Mike Myers, Cameron Diaz, Eddie Murphy, Antonio
Banderas, John Cleese, Julie Andrews and Jennifer Saunders
Available subtitles: English, Spanish, French- Commentary
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Shrek 2 serves up a heapin' helping of merriment and
mayhem within a spectacular concoction of animated brilliance!
goes...Picking up on the continuing fable of the ogre Shrek,
we join him and his new bride Princess Fiona. They've just returned
from their honeymoon to their humble shack in the swamp.
Donkey is awaiting them - as obnoxious as ever. He immediately
tries to hone in on the happy duo. But before Shrek can get
the ass to vacate the place, a royal messenger (and band) comes-a-callin'.
parents, the King and Queen of Far Far Away, want to have a
big shindig in the happy couple's honor.
Shrek just knows something will go wrong (so do we) as they
Faster then you can hum a bar of "Down by the river,
and out through the woods, to granmot ..." we learn
Fiona was to have been wed not to a eight foot five hundred
pound Orge, but to Charming. This piece of work, Charming, is
a smarmy character who is more into mastering his hair flip
approach and a perfect red carpet strut. He also happens to
be already smitten...not with Fiona, but the idea of adding
the infamous "Prince" to the front of his moniker
- thus working his way into the fable world of words, happy
Oh dearie me, seems Fiona's padre, the King himself, has a hair
across his buttocks about Shrek from the get-go and wouldn't
so much mind if Charming stepped in as number one son-in-law...
a truth be uttered, this noble toad of a man has actually promised
Fiona's royal hand in wedlock to this Charming character - years
ago - in a seeded sinister situation of his own career-choice
Let ye olde shenanigans begin!
Will Shrek be 86'd by the conceited Charming? Can Fiona convince
her parents of Shrek's loving inner-man? What's with the snarling
pussy cat with oozing attitude dressed up in Musketeer boots?
And is that a 700 foot Gingerbread Man terrorizing the villagers??
This delightful sequel was well worth the wait. The scene stealing
Donkey (Eddie Murphy) is still a laughterfest of kinetic verbal
brouhaha. But, this time around it's a leedle kitty that truly
steals the scenes. This leedle cat known as Puss in Boots (Antonio
Banderas) is a tough character with a heart of Cortez's gold.
The addition of the swashbuckling tabby to Shrek's motley crew
of Grimm misfits, makes me alert you to a safety precaution
needed for viewing! You' best be packing your protective head
gear for when your cranium is catapulted forward from
a hardy uncontrollable guffawing thusly smacking against the
seat before you! Just a friendly advisory kids.
Also for the wee'r ones, there's a bit of Fairy Godmorther bashing
- lest you want the young' in therapy in the later years, be
animation is superb - every strand of hair shimmy's and the
characters (an odd Bichon Frise aside) look as human as a cartoon
ever could - it's astonishing how far the art has come. Shrek
2 is also a gargantuan gigglefest for all ages; filled with
subtle references sure to get a smirk-or-two and riddled with
literary laughs for the 'high-brow' crowd. The filmmakers knew
what we wanted to see and delivered it in a gleeming carriage
pulled by fairydusted steeds.
Snack recommendation: Farbuck's Frappichino's and Muffin