Wow, Shrek is re-writing the book on "How to Milk a Film Franchise."
Shrek Forever After is not only the weakest of the Shrek series so far, but seems me a play by Dreamworks' at the 3D goldrush.
The story could be seen as Shrek in the Twilight Zone as the lovable ogre is transported to an alternate universe no thanks to a shady deal with the devious Rumpelstiltskin.What makes the premise rather unacceptable for me is that the whole premise of the alternate universe/timeline is a bad fir in the fantasy realm of Shrek.
If the plot was bad enough, the jokes in the movie is a rehash of what the first movies had done. Kids will surely like the physical humor and the animation, but adults will rant at the lack of originality. The franchise seems to have run out of fresh ideas-- even the talents of Mike Myers, Cameron Diaz, Eddie Murphy, and Antonio Banderas couldn't lift this film.
Shrek Forever After qualifies as an exercise of futility for me. I suggest renting the first two Shrek movies and admire the series at its peak.
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