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Shrek 2 (2004)

Shrek 2 (2004)


Mike Myers
Eddie Murphy
Cameron Diaz
Antonio Banderas
Rupert Everett
Jennifer Saunders
Julie Andrews

Directed by Andrew Adamson, Kelly Asbury and Conard Vernon

Our intro to Shrek 2 is one that will forever remain in my mind. We have a man narrating his grand journey to a castle to go save a princess and defeat a dragon. He gets there to meet a gender confused wolf who tells him that the princess he seeks to claim as his love is on her honeymoon. What an entrance!!!
Shrek 2 introduces new characters and a powerful voice cast attached to them with Rupert Everett as Prince Charming, Jennifer Saunders as the fairy godmother (Charming’s mother). John Cleese as Fiona’s father and Julie Andrews as Fiona’s mother.
These new addition to the cast were a new dynamic that the Shrek movie took to include Fiona’s family. The movie is more about how Fiona’s family and countrymen will take the introduction of their expected princess and her husband who show both show up as ogres.
The story of Shrek 2 continues from where Shrek one stops and the comedy flows suite. The animation is better and you can notice the improvements. You will love the new addition of Puss to the male duo, as the movie was not entirely focused on them making us laugh.
The plot as said picks off from after Shrek and Fiona got married. They are back to their swamp with Donkey complaining that Dragon his love is all moody. The movie addresses why Dragon is all moody in the after-credit scene. Yes, there is an after party when the movie ends.
The lovebirds were disturbed by an army who tells Fiona that her parents from the land of Far Far Away have requested for her to come see them with her prince.

Shrek worried that the family will not take well to the idea that their daughter is now an ogre and is married to an ogre did not want to go. But Fiona insisted and when the two arrived at Far Far Away we learn that there is more at stake other than Fiona getting rescued. There is a deeper plan and Fiona’s father is not happy that Prince Charming arrived late to save his daughter which led to Shrek beating him to it.
He devised a plan to correct this mishap a plan which featured an unexpected character addition to the mix Puss in Boots (Antonio Banderas). Oh, what a grand addition was Puss to this Shrek lineup that the writers changed the dynamic duo of Shrek and Donkey to a trio. Puss with his googly eyes was able to break into the Shrek and Donkey friendship. The three are now going to try and save Fiona from the plans of Charming and his mother.
Shrek 2 was a huge financial success and it led to Shrek The Third. And this was the introduction to Puss in Boots that led to his own Spin Off.
I can say that Shrek holds up in 2020 easily and you will so enjoy every moment of it. They added more gags, more Donkey being out of sync sometimes with what is going on and saying the most hilarious things.


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