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Shrek 2 [May. 20th, 2004|04:01 am]
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I couldn't wait to see Shrek 2. And I am so glad I caught a 5pm bargain matinée on the opening day, because I didn't have a chance to hear very much about what happens.

And that's the best way to see this movie.

See it as soon as you can, before people tell you what happens, before you see too many clips, before reviewers give away all the secrets and plot twists, before people at work repeat all the best lines to you. I saw one extended trailer (I think it was before Eternal Sunshine), and read one article (in the Boston Globe)...and I wish I hadn't, because it was so much more fun to be surprised. So I don't have a lot to say about it but go see it NOW, before you get spoiled.

How many times is the second movie better than the first? Apart from Star Trek: The Wrath of Khan, not very often. But Shrek 2 blows its predessor out of the water. The technology has vastly improved, and there are moments you forget you're not watching live action. It's that well done. The subject matter is far more mature (what happens after "happily ever after"?), and we know the characters now, so they don't have to spent time on defining their personalites.

There are a few new characters, too...Puss in Boots is amazing and oh, so perfect. Not since Inigo Montoya and The Princess Bride has the big screen seen such a swashbuckling hero (what is it about Spanish swordsmen in medieval spoofs?) Antonio Banderas' voice suits him so well, too. Whoever was in charge of animating him really knows cats, because he is one of the best animations I've ever seen. He looks like a real cat in boots, not a cartoon cat at all. Absolutely brilliant.

There are so many little details, in-jokes, pop culture references (contemporary and classic), movie references, jabs at Disney and clever lines, I can't wait for the DVD so I can pause things and see them in slo-mo and watch it with the captions on so I catch all the dialog!

I'm definitely going to see it again in the theatre. I've already signed up to be notified when the DVD comes out.
Go see it...and sit through the first part of the end credits. There's a very important and hilarious bit at the end...but once it comes up, you can leave; there's nothing else after that.

Go see it. Sooner rather than later.

[User Picture]From: nonethewiser
2004-05-20 11:50 am (UTC)
I think we are going tomorrow night.
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From: lisamarieva
2004-05-20 12:52 pm (UTC)
Oh I can't wait to take the kids! They are so excited!
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[User Picture]From: luckylady
2004-05-20 02:52 pm (UTC)
There was something at the end of the credits? Duh!! We should've known better than to leave at the end of the movie. Damnit. Oh well, guess I'll have to go see it again! *wink*

We went to the 5:50 show yesterday and the whole theatre was packed with little kids. There was a preview for Harry Potter and you should've heard how every kid FREAKED OUT, including me! hahaha We missed some of the jokes in Shrek because, well, little kids are little kids. But, it's all good. That whole scene with Donkey and 'Are we there yet?' and then the popping noise. Ugh. Every child in that movie theatre decided to do that too! hahaha
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[User Picture]From: gev
2004-05-22 04:48 am (UTC)

not the end...

just like a minute or two into the credits.
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[User Picture]From: luckylady
2004-05-22 10:28 am (UTC)

Re: not the end...

Ah, I see. Thanks!! =)
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From: drewberry4
2004-05-20 03:45 pm (UTC)
I suppose I should probably watch the first Shrek sometime, eh? :\ Then I will go see the second. Maybe I will do that this weekend.

I'm ashamed!
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[User Picture]From: talonvaki
2004-05-20 08:58 pm (UTC)
Oh, yes! You should...I think you'd like it.

Hm...now I feel like I want to watch it again. We just wtched it a couple of weeks ago...

What I really want is the DVD of the second one! LOL.
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[User Picture]From: jumbach
2004-05-20 03:54 pm (UTC)
I actually didn't much care for the original Shrek, but I've heard this one's better so I'm inclined to go see it. Your review was the kicker.
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[User Picture]From: talonvaki
2004-05-20 09:02 pm (UTC)
What about it didn't you like? I'm just curious; if it's the story or the secondary characters, that's easy...if it's Eddie Murphy, he's a little less prominent in this one.

But if it's the concept, or the all-around goofiness and skewering of pop culture, then it's going to be the same as the first...

Still, to me this one is more "grown up." And it deals with things that resonate with people in their 20's-40's a little more than the first one did.

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