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Shrek has turned into a domesticated family man. He misses the days when he felt like a "real ogre." A smooth-talking dealmaker tricks him into signing a pact which changes everything about his life. Shrek has to figure out how to restore his life back to what it was.
Animated Comedy Adventure - Like the first three films in the series, this is an animated comedy/
adventure aimed at the whole family. Some action sequences may be too
intense for very young children. 3-D should make this especially
enjoyable for kids.
Berardinelli, Internet CriticFull Review Good There might not be much reason for excitement concerning Shrek Forever After, but neither is there anything to dread. It's a perfectly acceptable family-friendly summer sequel, which is likely all the filmmakers hoped for.
USA TodayFull Review Above Average It's not clear why we needed this take on the lovable green coot — especially for his swan song.
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OPINION OVERVIEW The following is the original "What's Worth
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Based on a theater exit polling of 88 moviegoers:
CHILDREN:They absolutely loved "Shrek Forever After."
TEENS:GREAT REVIEWS! Both the males and females loved Shrek.
TWENTYSOMETHINGS:Outstanding reviews from both males and females. No one disliked this movie, which says a lot.
ADULTS:Both the male and female reviews are almost great, but not quite. The problem is that there are a few too many average and below average reviews. Still, for an animated children's movie, these reviews indicate that Shrek is a movie the entire family will enjoy.
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 (MIKE MYERS), you suddenly wind up a domesticated family man. Instead of scaring villagers away like he used to, a reluctant Shrek is now a local celebrity who begrudgingly agrees to autograph pitchforks. 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 (WALT DOHRN). Shrek suddenly finds himself in a twisted, alternate reality of Far Far Away, where ogres are hunted, Rumpelstiltskin is king and Shrek and Fiona (CAMERON DIAZ) 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.