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Not hard to remember 2001 when the original "Shrek" came out. It beat my favorite Disney/Pixar film "Monsters Inc" for the 1st Best Animated Film Oscar.
An original idea and funny. The 2cd film was very good, not quite as good as the original.
The 3rd film was NOT anywhere near as good as the first two films. The Arthur character & how it was written.
So, we get to this film. Supposed to be the last "Shrek" film That will remain to be seen.
NOT an original idea seeing what would happen if. That has surely been done before, so the character see how good they have it after complaining about it.
I say this for positive, I thought the film would be worse. Just the laughs are far between. . Notice the Arthur character they brought in for the 3rd film is NOT EVEN TALKED ABOUT HERE. Took a while to get to any good Donkey or Puss scenes.
The funny side characters from the first three films were barely used. Minor Pinocchio, Dragon, Gingy, etc.
OK, THEY STOLE THE END OF "BEAUTY & THE BEAST". Spoiler, the kiss.
A few extras on here. DVD DESIGNED YOU ARE FORCED TO WATCH PREVIEWS INSIDE OF GOING TO THE MENU.
A few extras.
NO chapter search list & a major complaint that you see more & more of. Has one of these cheap, INTENTIONAL HOLES IN THE DVD PLASTIC CASE. I HATE these things. Terrible, cheap & your DVD can get damaged.
Just so you have to buy another & they make more money.
To sum up. This film is the worst of the four films. It is watchable BUT no where close to the original 2001 film.
It's been a couple of weeks since I watched this with wifey, but finally here is my mini review.
It was average.
There you go.
Oh, you want more? Okay....
It felt like Dreamworks took all of the main characters from the "Shrek" movies (Shrek, Fiona, Donkey and Puss) and put them in a non Shrek movie. Gingerbread man, The Three Pigs, Pinocchio and the other supporting characters were given barely cameos in this film and lets remember it is the full ensemble cast of the previous movies that makes "far far away" so much fun. In "Forever After", Shrek gets taken from his real life and put in an alternative version where nobody knows who he is. The movie is okay, no great shakes, sure it has some laughs, but I get the feeling the jokes have been told before.... (look at Puss and his big eyes!)
Kids will still love it, but the extra charm that made the film so much fun for adults too seems to be lacking in the fourth (and hopefully final) installment.
We've enjoyed all the Shrek movies, but this one is a little darker. We're Christians, so we didn't appreciate all the witches & evilness of Rumplestilskin in this one... We wish it was more funny than dark.
We bought this movie because we loved all the other Shrek movies. However, for being the final movie I do not think this one was as good as the other movies. Would have rather rented it than added it to our collection.
I purchased this for my 3 year old grandson. It wasn't as funny as the other 3 Shrek movies. It was quite different. He loves Shrek and will most likely enjoy it. Now he has the complete collection.