Shrek Forever After (2010, USA)

Yet another silly and stylish cartoon, although darker than the previous installments. That’s pretty much all I can say about Shrek Forever After.

I thought it didn’t make me think or feel a  single bit, so I would nothing else to say. But now, that I force myself to write more, I notice this may not have been true. I have at least one personal connection to the plot. The movie starts of with the description of idyllic family life that Shrek finds boring, after all the excitement he had in the past. Does it remind me of my own life? Yes, a little bit. Do I enjoy my much more quite lifestyle compared to the wild teenage years? Sure I do. So I miss every once in a  while the whirlwind of activities I was involved in my younger years? Of course, I do. So I understand the impetus that drove Shrek to do the fatal mistake of signing off a paper without fully understanding what it may bring. But in the end he returned to his happy little nuclear family with all of its little nuisances.


IMDB’s summary:  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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