Shrek Forever After 2010 PG CC

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The further adventures of the giant green ogre, Shrek, living in the land of Far, Far Away

Starring:
Mike Myers, Eddie Murphy
Runtime:
1 hour, 34 minutes

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Product Details

Genres Fantasy, Adventure, Comedy, Kids & Family
Director Mike Mitchell
Starring Mike Myers, Eddie Murphy
Supporting actors Cameron Diaz, Antonio Banderas, Julie Andrews, Jon Hamm, John Cleese, Walt Dohrn, Jane Lynch, Craig Robinson, Lake Bell, Kathy Griffin, Mary Kay Place, Kristen Schaal, Meredith Vieira, Ryan Seacrest, Cody Cameron, Larry King, Regis Philbin, Christopher Knights
Studio Paramount
MPAA rating PG (Parental Guidance Suggested)
Captions and subtitles English Details
Rental rights 48 hour viewing period. Details
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

Customer Reviews

My kids love the movie.
waralba
The story borrows a page from "It's A Wonderful Life", except completely done over, Shrek style.
Randy E. Halford
From the first movie to the last movie (this one), it just gets better and better.
Kyle F

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54 of 62 people found the following review helpful By Jason C. Wilkerson on June 6, 2010
Format: DVD
In the fourth and last installment of the Shrek franchise, Shrek (Mike Myers) finds himself becoming tired of his "domesticated" life when the routines of married life and fatherhood meet with the constant bombardment of fame and somewhat annoying friends. After storming out of his son's first birthday party Shrek runs into Rumplestiltskin (Walt Dohrn), who learns of Shrek's desires to be the ogre he once was and offers him a magical contract that would allow him to be an true ogre for a day, in exchange for one thing. In that exchange, though, Shrek gets much more than he bargained for.

When the first Shrek came out it was a brilliant anti-fairy tale fairy tale. Openly lampooning Disney movies and theme parks, Shrek was a fresh take on the animated fairy tale where the main characters didn't live happily ever after as picture perfect prince and princess, but as ogres, typically the scourge of any fairy tale. Since then two other Shrek movies have come out, and rather than embracing the counter culture of the first film, the franchise bought into it's own hype and into pop culture and lost the spirit of the original. While not bad films, they were unnecessary and even sapped some of the brilliance of the original. Now with the finale of Shrek in theaters, how does it stand up?

More-so than it's predecessors Shrek Forever After tries to come back home to more of the feeling of the first film. Even the plot of the film of Shrek's desire to go back to being a lone ogre on the outskirts of society seems to echo what the filmmakers were desiring to accomplish in picking a premise that allowed them to nearly replicate some of the situations of the first movie.
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34 of 41 people found the following review helpful By Chris Pandolfi on May 21, 2010
Format: DVD
"Shrek Forever After" (if that is its real title) achieves exactly what it wanted to achieve simply by being a fun animated comedy with characters we've come to love. Still, for something so heavily promoted as being the final chapter, I'm surprised at how small and ordinary it seemed. Movies like this should end with a bang, emotionally and physically; they should not go from beginning to end on a slow and steady burn. By the end, most will feel as if they've been entertained. I felt that way. At the same time, some may feel that, in all likelihood, this movie didn't have to be made. I felt that way, too. Perhaps it's no longer a good sign that we can be so easily amused by unnecessary films. Are they no stories left to stimulate our imaginations and broaden our horizons at the same time?

In this film, Shrek (voiced by Mike Myers) finds that he's dissatisfied with his new life as a domestic ogre. As a husband and father, he has absolutely no free time. Villagers no longer fear him. He can't take a mud bath without being invaded by swamp tourists. Knowing he's desperate for a change, the disgruntled Rumpelstiltskin (voiced by Walt Dohrn) offers Shrek a chance live one day as his old ogre self. The catch, as I understand it, is that one day out of his past will be erased from time - give a day to get a day, according to Rumpelstiltskin. Shrek agrees and signs a contract, although he fails to specify precisely which day he'll let Rumpelstiltskin have. Bad move; he's transported to an alternate Far Far Away that's ruled by Rumpelstiltskin and has fallen into ruin.

There are other changes. At Rumpelstiltskin's bidding, ogres are hunted by wicked witches and forced into slavery.
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24 of 29 people found the following review helpful By RG69 VINE VOICE on May 26, 2010
Format: DVD
I have always enjoyed watching the Shrek movies with my family. The fourth movie was no exception. The problem is that the Shrek universe it getting rather stale. The same type of jokes just don't work as well the fourth time around. The Final Chapter finds Shrek unhappy with his friends and family and wishing to go back to being a scary ogre for just one day which can be supplied by an evil Rupelstiltskin. But if you are aware of the myth of Rupelstiltskin you know that every contract has a price. Shrek gives up one day of his life to get his one day of freedom. That one day though causes the entire world to change and Shrek is stuck in an alternate universe in which he never existed. The alternate characters are fun at first, especially the chubby Puss in Boots, but they all revert quickly to the characters you know so it doesn't work all that well. The best part of the movie is the introduction of the Rupelstiltskin character who is a fun bad guy. The movie's plot however is very similar to the Christmas Special in which Shrek doesn't appreciate what he has until it is gone. I like the series, but the story is best to end now.
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11 of 15 people found the following review helpful By RMurray847 VINE VOICE on May 24, 2010
Format: DVD
SHREK FOREVER AFTER feels like a really good episode of a much loved TV show. For me, the first SHREK movie was something really new, a pop-culture referring, smart-alecky spin on fairy tales, with delightfully new characters and an animation style we hadn't seen before. It was genuinely touching at times, but mostly hilarious and eye-popping. SHREK 2 turned up the hilarity quotient and introduced Puss, one of the finest supporting characters in animation since Sebastian the Crab grace THE LITTLE MERMAID. With SHREK 3, the series had settled into comfortable familiarity. I smiled more than I laughed...it was clever, but had no thrill of being NEW anymore. And in this latest film, it felt extremely familiar...like a TV series.

First , it's important to note that an enjoyment of SHREK FOREVER AFTER (hereafter called SHREK 4) pretty much requires having seen the other 3 movies. There is essentially no exposition. We see Shrek and his family a few days before the First Birthday party for his three children. While Shrek is enjoying a life of domestic bliss, he's also feeling a little trapped. He can't even enjoy a good dip in some hot mud without having to first work on the plumbing in the outhouse. His kids wake him up too early every morning. His friend Donkey is constantly dropping by with HIS kids and consuming Shrek's evenings. And when the day of the party arrives, Shrek realizes that he misses being a bachelor and a feared Ogre. Now little kids ASK him to do his Ogre-roar and sign autographs...instead of running in fear. I guess Shrek is having a mid-life crisis.

But this being a magical kingdom, when Shrek idly wishes he could have "just one day" back during his wilder days...
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