Shrek (2001)

It's been a long time since I've seen Shrek - somewhat odd considering I own the first three in a box set.

Shrek (Mike Myers)

Watching it today, I realized I didn't remember the bulk of the movie. In particular, I remembered the key plot twist of the movie, but didn't have any recollection of how that was revealed. Furthermore, I had images from at least one of the other movies in my head as I watched this film as well (e.g., the inclusion of Puss 'n' Boots).

In any case, Shrek has enough elements of a romantic comedy to be one, though perhaps one might argue it's more of just a comedy. Regardless, the movie would surely give any official (live action) romantic comedy a run for its money. It has a decent story, the jokes are consistent, and it's accessible to persons of all ages.

On a different note, I thoroughly enjoyed the movie's choice of songs.

Donkey (Eddie Murphy)

Overall, I would recommend Shrek to fans of comedies, animations, and romantic comedies.

Netflix determined the movie for me as a 97% match. I decided to give the movie neither a thumbs up nor a thumbs down.

Instant Comments:
Geppetto sells Pinocchio. "I'm not a puppet, I'm a real boy."
References Peter Pan. "He can fly."
References Dumbo. "I bet you've seen a ? fly."
Oh! Interesting. The Magic Mirror actually tries to warn Farquaad about Fiona.
"Well that's not very nice. It's just a donkey."
References Babe. "That'll do Donkey. That'll do."

Princess Fiona (Cameron Diaz)

"I have to save my ass." [Apparently he was referring to Donkey.]
References The Matrix.

Watched at least once before.*
Watched 20181105 (Netflix, Instant)
Shrek (2001) Andrew Adamson, Vicky Jenson. 90 min

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*I've definitely seen this movie at least once before and I can't remember having seen it twice, but it's possible. Officially, I'll just say I've seen it at least once.

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