60 Second Movie Review: Shrek Forever After
January 11, 2011 in 60 Second Movie Review
Shrek has a mid-life crisis. Um, DreamWorks? My kids have already seen this (it was called “2009 in Our House”), and I’ve got the decree, therapy bills and vacant space in my bed to prove it. Shrek regrets all the trappings of married life and wants to be free to be a single ogre again: to wallow in the mud whenever, to scare the villagers, to sleep in as late as he wants. He gets it and the orgy begins. I almost cracked a rib from laughing so hard. However, he quickly realizes the life of a single ogre wasn’t as great as he remembered it. Revolutionary stuff, here. Perhaps DreamWorks is on the vanguard of an effort to save the current generation from giving in to the mid-life crisis, or perhaps some scriptwriter is indulging in his own magical thinking. But, really, if the previous generation didn’t learn from George Bailey, what can Shrek do? Sure, there are plenty of laughs along the way. Ha, Shrek changes diapers. Haha, the sassy black ogre chef desires a chimichanga stand. I won’t spoil the ending for you, but I sat there next to my children, wondering why this was the script that was made into film. Who knew a kids’ movie would cause a flashback? Thanks, DreamWorks. I can’t wait for Shrek 5: The Alzheimer’s Years.
Note: I’m sure intact families and singletons will enjoy this film immensely. Hurry to Blockbuster (before they go bankrupt)!