Wednesday, May 19, 2004

POPCORN REVIEW: "Shrek 2" by Darren



SHREK 2 -- 6/10

Splendid animation, wonderful voicework, the Mission: Impossible, E! and Cops parodies barely keep this sequel afloat. After a solid first 20 minutes that continues the magic of the original, the sequel introduces convoluted plotlines that are only thinly covered up by clever fairy tale jabs. It matches the irreverance of the first, but loses all of the charm. It, however, is still an enjoyable and fast paced 93 minutes of fun, though entirely forgettable. Also, I feel that while he wasn't annoying, the character of Puss-In-Boots really takes away for Donkey. And a nice Justin Timberlake reference for Cammie.

The trailer for The Terminal was attached to this. I think that movie will, ahem, fly high. Something about this movie already has me hooked. Shark Tale was also on, and while its not a very good trailer, the voice team (Will Smith, Angelina Jolie, Renee Zellweger, Jack Black, Robert De Niro and Martin Scorsese) is almost more impressive than Shrek.

-D

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