Monday, June 14, 2010

Movie Review - Shrek Forever After

Girlie Bear and I were planning on going to do something outdoorsy this weekend, but it was too darned hot and muggy to do anything that wasn't necessary.

So, we went to the movies instead.  Hey, sitting in an air conditioned theater drinking cold Coca-Cola beats sweating to death any day.

We decided on the new Shrek movie.  I'm not going to give any spoilers, but suffice it to say that the movie is about what happens when a male has a mid-life crisis in a world where it's not hard to get a wish fulfilled, whether you understand the consequences or not.  Hilarity ensues, adventure happens, and romance blossoms.  I laughed, I cried, I came away feeling better as a person.

Of the four Shrek movies, this one probably goes about in the middle quality wise.  It was definitely an enjoyable movie, and Mike Myers and Eddie Murphy definitely gave it their all to make it funny.  There were a lot of good belly laughs throughout the movie, and a lot of snark directed at pop culture in general.

Girlie Bear enjoyed it, and I enjoyed it, which is saying a lot in movies these days.  Most movies either appeal to little kids, tweens, teenagers, or adults.  Not many can cross those demographic barriers, so Shrek Forever After gets extra points for this.

If you liked the first three movies, this one is worth a matinee or rental.

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