Shrek Forever After
However besides the detailed aspects in the production of a movies alone, there are many factors that impacts its connection with the audience. An excellent case is "The Room" which released in 2003 mainly because an independent movie. The movie was written, produced and outlined by Tommy Wiseau, just who also acted in the movie. The movie was completely slaughtered by the critics while it did a good business. There are also the DC movies like "Suicide Squad" and "Justice League" which despite the critical whacking go on to collect big bucks. The reason there being the subject matter although poorly executed is special to the fans of POWER comics.
Actor: Mike Myers, Eddie Murphy, Cameron Diaz, Antonio Banderas, Julie Andrews
Company: DreamWorks Animation
Country: United States of America
Crew: Mike Mitchell (Director), Josh Klausner (Writer), Darren Lemke (Writer), Steve Cunningham (Animation), Josh LaBrot (Layout)
Dreamworks play safe and sign the series off with dignity. After the monstrosity that was Shrek the Turd, the Dreamworks team behind the Shrek franchise woke up and realised what made the series so popular in the first place. Shrek Forever After is not a particularly great film, but it finds some firm footings to appease the adults and children alike. Thematically it's as safe as houses, it pitches Shrek into a "It's a Wonderful Life" scenario, where the big green ogre gets to spend a day away from the life he didn't realise he was happy with in the first place. Making a deal with the nefarious Rumpelstiltskin, Shrek finds a world of darkness for ogres, a world ruled by a psychotic who has an army of flying Margaret Hamilton's to do his bidding. Worse than that, Fiona doesn't know him, she's the leader of the resistance and has no time for some big green ogre love. Donkey is all mangy and Puss in Boots literally has become a fat cat, it's a horrible life, man! The action and graphics whizz past the eyes in what is a perfectly pitched time frame of 90 minutes. It never reaches the heights of the first two movies, but it doesn't strain for laughs or narrative cheek (Pied Piper as a bounty hunter? Genius), or more crucially, it's never dull, something part 3 can't safely claim to not be. It bows out with head held high, not so much in a blaze of glory, but with a dignified recognition of the fact it's time to retire to the swamp and chill out. Take it easy Shrek and the gang. 7/10
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