The King of Far Far Away has died and Shrek and Fiona are to become King & Queen. However, Shrek wants to return to his cozy swamp and live in peace and quiet, so when he finds out there is another heir to the throne, they set off to bring him back to rule the kingdom.
The animation was grand for its time, and still holds up to this day.
Besides the animation, what does it bring.
Well... it drove off some fans, but kept me around to shelter it.
Artie and Shrek, in my opinion, make a great team. I love how the movie goes and shows how villains can redeem themselves and it shows how sad being a bad person can be.
Also, Heart's song "Barracuda" is one of my favorite songs. It gets played in the movie when the princesses decide to step up and fight for themselves. I find this so empowering.
The cons are that it is kind of a gross movie, but Shrek being not sure if he's going to be a good father is relatable and his nightmare about the babies really drove it home for me. Shrek is also afraid of what he'd do to the kids, which is also relatable.
I don't speak for everyone; a lot of people hate this movie, but I don't see much wrong in it. I personally think it is funny.
One of these days there’s gonna be a movie that has the whole girl power theme without it being forced, and I can’t wait.
Speaking of themes, this movie really wants to explore the complexities of becoming a parent. Wants. What it actually does is the absolute bare minimum you can do in that sense. Shrek's not ready to be a father, and Arthur’s dad ditched... and... um... nope that’s literally it.
Speaking of Arthur, his personality is that no one likes him. Apparently that includes the audience. Because wow.
This movie isn’t funny. It used to be when I was like 6.
It tried to be emotional. Yet again, it’s not. In any sense.
So what does it do right?
Dunno, it’s just not a bad movie, just something to put on when you're not gonna watch it.