AccessReel Reviews – Shrek Forever After

AccessReel Reviews – Shrek Forever After

After challenging an evil dragon, rescuing a beautiful princess and saving your in-laws’ kingdom, what’s an ogre to do?  Well, if you’re Shrek, you suddenly wind up a domesticated family man.  Instead of scaring villagers away like he used to, a reluctant Shrek now agrees to autograph pitch forks.  What’s happened to this ogre’s roar?  Longing for the days when he felt like a “real ogre,” Shrek is duped into signing a pact with the smooth-talking dealmaker, Rumpelstiltskin.  Shrek suddenly finds himself in a twisted, alternate version of Far Far Away, where ogres are hunted, Rumpelstiltskin is king and Shrek and Fiona have never met.  Now, it’s up to Shrek to undo all he’s done in the hopes of saving his friends, restoring his world and reclaiming his one True Love.

Now I have always loved the Shrek Films, granted the last one was pretty average but it still had its good points. I really didn’t know how they would bring the story back to the same feel as the first two but with this final chapter but they did and they did it really well.

I’ve always been a sucker for a story with a bit of heart and soul and this film delivers it in spades, you do get the whole warm and fuzzy moments, the laughter and even a bit of sadness! This time around I walked out with sort of having a bit of an epiphany “You Don’t Know what You have Got Until Its Gone” and that’s basically what this story is about. Shrek just wanted to be an ogre again, one that people are afraid of and not the constant tour buses going past his swamp and catching him out on the toilet so obviously Rumpelstiltskin chimes in to help him get that feeling back but from there it goes pear shaped, No Fiona, no kids and even no donkey. No one knows who he is and its a battle before the clock to regain his love Fiona and bring everything back to the way it was once before.

Everyone knows Shrek so there’s no need for me to go on Rants about it, but sadly this is the last one with Dreamworks/Paramount grossing over $2 billion dollars with the franchise it is sad to see it come to an end but after four movies I suppose its time to close that chapter, but rumour has it the franchise won’t be closing completely the “Puss in Boots” character voiced by Antonio Banderas is going to get its own feature film soon! So let’s hope Shrek pops up as a cameo in those.

I feel SHREK FOREVER AFTER is just as good as the first one and in some parts its actually better they really stepped it up especially with the animation, I’ve always been a fan of visuals and some of the landscapes they created look amazing.

SHREK FOREVER AFTER hits Cinemas Tomorrow, as I said earlier a great film and an even better way to finish the franchise! I give it 4 out of 5 Stars.