Shrek 4-ever After Film Review

By: Sean Rachford Sixth Grade Student

Do you like comedy movies or maybe movies with unexpected parts? If so, Shrek Forever After is the movie for you in 3D. This movie is hilarious and loaded with surprises! One of many comical parts occurs in the beginning when a kid at the birthday party, keeps annoying Shrek by saying, “Do the roar,” over and over again. There are so many good lines in the movie that I can’t mention them all! I believe this is a great family movie that teaches a good lesson or two.

One of the least expected scenes was when Chef Cookie, the ogre chef played by Craig Robinson, says, “That’s my chimichanga stand.” None of the kids in the theater knew what a chimichanga was, but they laughed because it was funny and strange. If you see the movie make sure to pay attention to Rumpelstiltskin’s wigs as they are likely to make you laugh. The funniest one is his angry wig; it looks like a troll doll’s hair.

Donkey (Eddie Murphy) and Puss in Boots (Antonio Banderas) are comic gold together and apart. Puss in Boots is fat and lazy while Donkey is shaggy and crazy. Their best line together is when Donkey says, “You are a ‘cat’astrophe.” To Puss and he replied, “And you, are ri’donc’ulous” (‘donc’ for donkey).

The scene I enjoyed most was with the Pied Piper. He has a magical flute that allows him to make things dance depending on what his flute’s dial is on.

This movie was surprising and creative; it wrapped up all of the Shrek movies and blended them into one. The lessons this film teaches are that, “You don’t know what you have until it’s gone and be careful what you wish for, it might just come true.” This “might be the final” Shrek movie is truly an epic story of trust, love and friendship.

Overall, I give Shrek Forever After a three and a half star rating. You may be wondering, “Why not four?” This is because there are not a lot of 3D parts, but when there are they’re good!