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Shrek (film review)

Film: Shrek
Year: 2001
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy
Directed By: Andrew Adamson, Vicky Jenson
Starring: Mike Myers, Eddie Murphy, Cameron Diaz
About: A mean lord exiles fairytale creatures to the swamp of a grumpy ogre, who must go on a quest and rescue a princess for the lord in order to get his land back.
Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W37DlG1i61s

My Review:
Wanting a nice easy film to watch I thought I would watch Shrek which is a film in which I grew up with and I am able to quote pretty much word for word. I find that this film always makes me happy and it just relaxes me to watch which is something in which I was really looking for when I decided to put this on.

Personally I love this film, this humour in it is brilliant for both adults and children which does make this an easy film to watch with the whole family. Not only this but by having it with fairytales in which people grew up with as some of the characters and making the traditional style into their own it is easy for the audience to know what they are watching and not have to really concentrate on it. I also think it is really nice to have a movie where the characters are not all gorgeous and how that it is all about personality and can still find love. By having this I think it helps to make a change from the normal fairytales that are shown and feel a lot more people are able to relate with it. Having Shrek be easily quotable makes it easily memorable and a film in which everyone knows right away without needing to say what film you are talking about. The music is something else in which I really like and isn't the music in which you find in most fairytales but more modern and songs that are easy to sing along to. Though by not really having a musical element in which a lot of fairytales have it makes it a little different and a film in which I really enjoy.

There isn't anything in which I don't like about this film! I would highly recommend this to people who are wanting a family film to watch as well as an animation film. I would also recommend this film to those who are looking for a non traditional fairytale which will make you laugh. I am definitely going o be watching this again.

My Rating: 5/5

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