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Shrek 2

Discussion in 'TRIBE Main Forum' started by Vote Quimby, May 19, 2004.

  1. Vote Quimby

    Vote Quimby TRIBE Member

  2. rejenerate

    rejenerate TRIBE Member

    Do you live in a cave, man???
  3. Lil'Timmy

    Lil'Timmy TRIBE Promoter

    That'll do donkey...

    That'll do.

    Im so there.
  4. smokeyeyes

    smokeyeyes TRIBE Member


    I laughed so hard during the first one. It was brilliant.

    But true to my cynical self, I am going with no expectations for this one. Why? No disappointments that way!! heh heh
  5. RJ45

    RJ45 TRIBE Member

    did you hear?

    andy kaufman's alive.
  6. The Watcher

    The Watcher TRIBE Member


    Going to see it tonight :)
  7. KiFe

    KiFe TRIBE Member

    Don't fret... it's going to be a good one. :D
  8. The Watcher

    The Watcher TRIBE Member

    Shrek 2 outshines original
    Better screenplay, animation

    Christy Lemire
    Canadian Press

    May 18, 2004

    A scene from Shrek 2. (AP)

    Review: Shrek 2

    Rating: Three and a half stars out of four

    Whatever was wrong with Shrek -- and there were more weaknesses than its beloved status would suggest -- has been eradicated or improved upon with Shrek 2, a rare example of a sequel that's better than the original.

    The computer-generated animation, which dazzled the first time in 2001, looks even better. The backgrounds and landscapes are even more lush and detailed, from the realistic drops of water during a thunderstorm to the contours left in the snow after a horse-drawn carriage has rumbled through. The characters' movements are smoother, not as herky-jerky -- especially those of Princess Fiona (voiced by Cameron Diaz) -- all of which contributes to the sensation of watching something truly filmic, not digitally manufactured.

    But the most important change of all, and the most fundamental, is in the screenplay. While the Shrek script consisted of little more than a litany of pop culture references, many of which already felt stale, Shrek 2 has a strong story line, with more fully developed characters.

    The in-jokes that do exist here seem relevant, including a clever little reference to Justin Timberlake, Diaz's real-life beau. A send-up of COPS -- called KNIGHTS, in keeping with the fairy-tale theme -- is a fast-paced, dead-on riot. Other pop culture references -- to movie musicals, Beverly Hills cliches and old Hollywood -- seem classic and more likely to withstand the test of time, unlike those in the first Shrek, which included tired takeoffs on The Matrix and the Macarena.

    These, of course, are intended to entertain the adults in the audience -- and they'll succeed -- but there's plenty to keep the kids happy, too. Shrek 2, like the first, is bright, light and colourful, with a non-stop energy that's infectious.

    Several strong supporting characters and actors have been added to the already-solid lineup of returning vocal talent, led by Mike Myers as the lovable ogre, Shrek, Eddie Murphy as his perpetually perky sidekick, Donkey, and Diaz.

    Picking up right where the original left off, Shrek 2 begins with the newly married ogre couple returning from their honeymoon and receiving an invitation to visit Princess Fiona's parents, King Harold (John Cleese) and Queen Lillian (Julie Andrews), who rule over the kingdom of Far, Far Away. Donkey tags along.

    Upon first meeting the boorish Shrek, the in-laws don't exactly approve. While the queen eventually tries to be conciliatory, the king and Shrek get into a passive-aggressive shouting match over dinner in which they tear apart all the food on the table (and each other, almost).

    Meanwhile, Fiona's fairy godmother (voiced decadently by Jennifer Saunders from Absolutely Fabulous) is astonished to learn that the princess has been married. Her son, the self-obsessed, blond-tressed Prince Charming (Rupert Everett), was supposed to have rescued Fiona from the tower and lived happily ever after with her -- but he got there too late.

    This brings us to the most fantastic addition of all to the Shrek series: Puss-in-Boots, a tabby cat decked out in tiny Zorro duds and voiced by Antonio Banderas, in a nod to his starring role in The Mask of Zorro in 1998.

    Puss-in-Boots is sent to take out Shrek, which would make way for a fairy-tale ending for Fiona and Prince Charming. Instead, the kitty ends up warming to the big green guy and fighting on his side, even after Shrek has undergone a medieval version of Extreme Makeover, thinking that's what Fiona really wants in a husband.

    The character alternates with catlike agility between sword-fighting bravado and saucer-eyed vulnerability, and Banderas plays him with a sexual ambiguity that adds a hilariously subversive layer of humour to the film. You could easily imagine him slashing and purring his way to his own movie.

    The moral of the story -- that love conquers all, despite appearances -- is the same as the first movie. Even that element is conveyed with a lighter touch this time, something that seems unlikely in a film with three directors and about a half-dozen screenwriters.

  9. smokeyeyes

    smokeyeyes TRIBE Member

    no worries, no fretting.

    c'mon, i know it'll be good. i just have to see how good.


  10. KiFe

    KiFe TRIBE Member

    out of the trailer alone... i love the part where donkey poses with his new found 'stallion' body..

    haha brill.
  11. Lil'Timmy

    Lil'Timmy TRIBE Promoter

    And its playing at Market Square

    hello 7.50!
  12. KiFe

    KiFe TRIBE Member

    i was going to mention BOOURNS for gummibears stuck to the movie screens and fecal traces on the seats.... but after my last experience @ paramount... i have no right.

    went to see troy @ paramount... got theatre 1.
    Well the fucking asshats that operate that joint were too fucking stupid to realize that they'd left the fire-hall lights (behind the screen) on.... the glow from the external light source was enough to cast a considerable red hue accross the whole bottom 1/4 of the screen!

    Bumbaclat can back me up on this one.

    mabie i'm a stickler for quality image.. but when i pay 14bucks for a show, i have the right to expect it.

  13. tobywan

    tobywan TRIBE Member

    Re: Re: Shrek 2

    Yeah, I believe the screening took place earlier on this week at the Cannes Film Festival.

    Been anticipating this one for quite a while now...good chance I'll be seeing it tonight on my date....woo hoo.

  14. triplem

    triplem TRIBE Member

    "that will do, Pig"!!!

    From Babe....hellow...
  15. torontobarfly

    torontobarfly TRIBE Member

    the interrogation scene with the ginger bread man in the original was priceless!!!
  16. Crazlegs

    Crazlegs TRIBE Member

    I am going to see this at the drive-in on Saturday night. I am so excited!

    <--- loved Shrek! :D
  17. nleye10d1

    nleye10d1 TRIBE Member

    Did you whine to customer service about it?
  18. FoxyM

    FoxyM TRIBE Member

    NOT MY BUTTONS. Not my gum-drop buttons.
    Last edited: May 20, 2004
  19. KiFe

    KiFe TRIBE Member

    i was tempted to, but by the end of the film, i was too blinded by TROY's un-epicness.
  20. FoxyM

    FoxyM TRIBE Member

    I can't wait to go see #2!! Should be funny.

    Favorite scene from the original Shrek is the scene where Shrek is walking through the garden with donkey:

    Shrek: For your information, there's a lot more to ogres than people think.
    Donkey: Example?
    Shrek: Example? Okay. Uh... ogres are like onions.
    Donkey: They stink?
    Shrek: Yes. No!
    Donkey: Oh, they make you cry?
    Shrek: No!
    Donkey: Oh, you leave them out in the sun, they get all brown and start sprouting little white hairs.
    Shrek: No! Layers! Onions have layers. Ogres have layers. Onions have layers. You get it? We both have layers.
    Donkey: Oh... you both have layers... You know, not everybody like onions. Cakes! Everybody likes cakes. Cakes have layers.
    Shrek: I don't care what everyone likes. Ogres are not like cakes... You dunce, irritating, miniature beast of burden. Ogres are like onions. End of story. Bye bye. See ya later...
    Donkey: You know what else everybody likes? Parfaits. Have you ever met a person, you say, "Let's get some parfait," they say, "No, I don't like no parfait"?
  21. kat

    kat TRIBE Member

    omg airmiles

    i have been saturated with shrek 2 merchandise/posters/emails since december

    ahhh ahh ahhh

    i won the shrek soundtrack. joy.
  22. acheron

    acheron TRIBE Member


    I am so into this movie!
  23. Lil'Timmy

    Lil'Timmy TRIBE Promoter

    saw this last night....AND IT IS THE FUNNIEST SHIT I'VE SEEN IN AGES! Good god, I couldn't stop laughing from beginning to end...its not that it's better than the first, its just got a lot of newer, pop culture references to it, hence its funny. Puss N Boots totally steals this movie, pure brilliance.

    For anyone who loves the happy ending and a good 90 minutes of laughin your ass off, see Shrek 2.
  24. Temper Tantrum

    Temper Tantrum TRIBE Member

    This is the funniest fucking movie i've seen in ages.

    *Kinda spoiler*

    They do a COPS bit except it's called KNIGHTS, and when they're beating down puss in boots they pull out a baggie of white stuff "CAT NIP!"
    "It's not mine, i'm holding it for a friend, I swear!"

    Farbucks coffee, and another Farbucks coffee right across the street. Sir Justin. THE MUFFIN MAN. Mongo.

    BIG thumbs up.

  25. kerouacdude

    kerouacdude TRIBE Member

    I'm not sure what's worse - hearing several "news" sources breathlessly report such idiocy as "Cameron Diaz's dream is to not talk to anyone for a month" and "Justin and Antonio Banderas held hands and cried at the premiere" or that this "knowledge" is now occupying a space in my brain that could otherwise hold stock tips, porn site passwords, and my friend's birthdates.

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