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Shrek Forever After (2010)

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Rumpelstiltskin tricks a mid-life crisis burdened Shrek into allowing himself to be erased from existence and cast in a dark alternate timeline where Rumpel rules supreme.

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Mike Mitchell

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Mike Myers ... Shrek (voice)
Eddie Murphy ... Donkey (voice)
Cameron Diaz ... Princess Fiona (voice)
Antonio Banderas ... Puss in Boots (voice)
Julie Andrews ... Queen (voice)
Jon Hamm ... Brogan (voice)
John Cleese ... King (voice)
Walt Dohrn ... Rumpelstiltskin / Priest / Krekraw Ogre (voice)
Jane Lynch ... Gretched (voice)
Craig Robinson ... Cookie (voice)
Lake Bell ... Patrol Witch / Wagon Witch #2 (voice)
Kathy Griffin ... Dancing Witch / Wagon Witch #1 (voice)
Mary Kay Place ... Guard Witch (voice)
Kristen Schaal ... Pumpkin Witch / Palace Witch (voice)
Meredith Vieira ... Broomsy Witch (voice)
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Storyline

The once hideous ogre Shrek is now living a good life with wife Fiona and his three children. But he soon has a meltdown in front of them and his friends during his kids' birthday party. He suddenly wants to be a real ogre like he was before he ever met Fiona. So he turns to devious deal maker Rumplestiltskin for help. At first, Shrek lives the life he once lost and everything is good. But he soon finds out that he has been set up by Rumplestiltskin, who now rules the land with an iron fist. Teaming with friends Donkey, Fiona and Puss in Boots, Shrek is in for the fight of his life as he tries to get his life back before time runs out. Written by Blazer346

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for mild action, some rude humor and brief language | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 May 2010 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Forever After: The Final Chapter See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$165,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$70,838,207, 23 May 2010, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$238,371,987, 5 September 2010

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$752,600,867, 25 November 2011
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Company Credits

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DreamWorks Animation See more »
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Dolby Digital | DTS | SDDS | Sonics-DDP (IMAX version)

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Color

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2.39 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

First Theatrically released Animated Film to feature Kristen Schaal. See more »

Goofs

When Shrek is crying in the woods, the tear is shown falling down his right side. However, when Donkey notices, he is standing to Shrek's left, from which angle the tear is not visible. See more »

Quotes

Princess Fiona: And when the smoke clears... Wait, what's this?
Cookie: That's my chimichanga stand.
Princess Fiona: Um, no, Cookie. We won't be needing that.
Cookie: Trust me, Fiona. Y'all gonna be really hungry after this ambush, OK? Now go and finish your little speech.
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Near the end of the credits, there is a special message that reads "Heartfelt thanks to the talented artists who worked on Shrek the past decade". See more »

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References The Wizard of Oz (1939) See more »

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Written and Performed by Lionel Richie
Courtesy of Motown Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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Decent: not as good as the first two, but better than the third film
18 January 2011 | by TheLittleSongbirdSee all my reviews

The first Shrek was funny and original, and one of my favourites of its year. The first sequel was just as delightful and as charming, and while the third film wasn't as bad as I thought it would be it did suffer from being too tired and contrived. Shrek Forever After is an improvement on Shrek the Third while lacking the charm, heart and magic that was there clearly in the first two.

Thankfully, the story is not as contrived as it was in the third film. I loved the idea and it did start off well, the "what would life be like if Shrek had never existed?" reminded me of one of my all-time favourites, It's a Wonderful Life. However, in the middle act it did have its predictable parts. The pace sags a bit too in the middle act particularly when there are parts that don't have as much humour as I would have liked. Also, while the animation was very good on the whole, I did feel that Rumplestiltskin's facial expressions were occasionally overdone and forced.

Criticisms aside, the animation is very good, very colourful and lively with some nice backgrounds. The soundtrack is also great, while the jokes are fresher and wittier than the last one, Donkey getting the best of them. The characters are still likable, the pace is in general snappy and the writing is amusing. The voice acting is also top notch, not only from Mike Myers and Cameron Diaz who are rock-solid but especially from Eddie Murphy who seamlessly comes very close to stealing the film while Antonio Banderas makes a welcome return as Puss.

Overall, not a classic but an improvement and an entertaining film. 7/10 Bethany Cox


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