Shrek Forever After". I was hesitant to see it after Shrek the Third. Frankly, that third chapter in the Shrek movies should have killed the franchise. It was flat and unimaginative and the only thing I truly remember from it was that Shrek and Fiona had some babies. I almost didn't go, and that resistance was apparently felt by other movie-watchers this weekend. That's truly a shame, as Shrek Forever After does a wonderful job of polishing up Shrek's tarnished image.
I asked D' what he thought of the film. He really enjoyed the movie and highly recommends it for kids and parents alike. His favorite part was when the creepy little kid continually harassed Shrek with his endless request: "Do the roar!" I enjoyed the alternative version of the Gingerbread Man, whose lives an impoverish existence on the streets of Far, Far Away battling animal crackers to the death. I also laughed at Donkey's Nero-like attempts at enjoying a forbidden plate of waffles.
Do yourself a favor and check out Shrek Forever After. It boasts an engaging plot, maintains a comfortable pace, and does an excellent job of redeeming this originally inventive concept.