Friday, April 21, 2006

movie review : Shrek 2

Shrek 2

Classification: U
Genre: Animation
General Release: 21 May 2004
Running Time: 1 Hour 45 Minutes
Distributed by: United International Pictures
Starring: Mike Myers, Cameron Diaz
Director: Andrew Adamson

Star Ratings:
Overall - 4.0 stars
Cast - 4.0 stars
Plot - 3.5 stars
Effects - 3.5 stars
Cinematography - 3.0 stars

In this sequel, Shrek (Myers) and Princess Fiona (Diaz) return from their honeymoon to visit Fiona's parents, the king and queen of the kingdom of Far, Far Away. Fiona's parents however, were unaware of the curse that struck their daughter and is shocked to find that their son-in-law is a 700-pound ogre instead of Prince Charming. Meanwhile, the king has plans of his own to put right his version of 'happily ever after'.

There's not a single boring moment throughout this show. Every little role played its part enormously, and that is the beauty of "Shrek 2" really. Puss in Boots (Banderas) deserves more than a mention here. The addition of another talking animal part is exactly what the movie needed to boost its already-there humour. In fact it's that little orange cat that provides most of the laughs. Banderas managed to give his part all the drama a hit man, or rather, a hit cat, can carry, without spoiling the seriousness of the humour.
Missing this movie, is missing a whole lot more than a good laugh, trust me!

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