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

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 May 2010 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$165,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$70,838,207, 23 May 2010

Gross USA:

$238,736,787

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$752,600,867
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Trivia

At the very beginning of the movie, the sign for the trailer park where Rumpelstiltskin lives has the inscription "Abandon all hope, ye who enter here", which is what is said to be on the gates of Hell, according to the English translation of Dante Alighieri's 'The Divine Comedy', more specifically, from the first part, called 'Dante's Inferno'. See more »

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As Shrek had seen notes asking for the capture of Fiona in the swamp, he should have known that she would no longer be locked up in the tower. See more »

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Shrek: Okay, I know you don't remember me but we're married, and at the birthday party with some pigs and a puppet, the villagers wanted me to sign their pitchforks and this boy kept saying 'do the roar! do the roar!' Then I punched the cake that the pigs ate, and the next thing I knew, my donkey fell in your waffle hole.
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Not bad but is not as good as the first two predecessors
27 May 2010 | by petit76See all my reviews

It's not really cool to like Dreamworks Animation anymore. Sure, they're not Pixar. Sure, they're too hung up on star power and pop culture references. But I've still enjoyed the majority their films more than I have a lot of what's out there. And I love the first two "Shrek" movies. Their funny, entertaining, terrifically animated, and, too me, some of the best animated love stories that have been made. Most fairy tale romances perpetuate the idea that love is for beautiful people (even the masterpiece "Beauty and the Beast" has it's cake and eats it too on this point), and Princes and Princesses are better than common people. "Shrek"'s idea of finding happiness in who you are was much more palatable to me. i found the first film a delight, and the second even better.

But the third was only okay. The humor wasn't nearly as clever or funny, and the heart just wasn't there like it used to be. "Shrek Forever After" isn't as good as those first two. But it's a big step back in the right direction.

The story begins with Shrek getting used to being a father. He loves Fiona and the kids, but he misses his old life as a menacing ogre. He's seen more as a lovable tourist attraction now, and he doesn't like it. So, he makes a deal with the mysterious Rumpletiltskin (surprisingly NOT voiced by a name actor) to get one day back in his old life. In exchange, he gives up one day from his past. A day from his childhood that he doesn't even remember.

Unfortuntaely, that day turns out to be the day he was born, and this leads to an "It's a Wonderful Life" scenario where Shrek doesn't know Fiona, Donkey, Puss-in-Boots, or any of his friends, and Rumplestiltskin rules the Kingdom with a tiny iron fist. The resulting story is a great deal of fun, with Fiona now a warrior leading an ogre rebellion, the Gingerbread Man fighting as a gladiator against Animal Crackers, and so forth. The humor isn't back to it's highest heights, but there are a good number of genuine laughs. And the heart is back bigtime. I found "Shrek Forever After" surprisingly touching..

Okay, it's not as good as "Toy Story 3" is likely to be, nor is it as good as "How to train your Dragon". but I had a blast with "Shrek Forver After" Evren Buyruk


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