Thursday, 8 May 2014
Review : Shrek 2
Shrek 2 : The Sequel to Shrek sees Shrek, Fiona and Donkey travel to the land of Far Far Away for another adventure, even bigger and better than the last one.
Hey Film Lovers
Last time, I reviewed Shrek 1 now here I am reviewing Shrek 2. The sequel which in every sense of effect topped everything that the first Shrek film did. If you thought that Shrek was good well Shrek 2 goes that extra mile stone in terms of its storytelling, it's bigger and better than ever. All the more enjoyable to watch.
So Shrek and Fiona go off on their honeymoon to come back and discover that they have been invited to the land of Far Far Away for a congratulations party in honor of their marriage . Now the thing I find puzzling is, how did the kings guards and messenger know where to find them? It isn't like Shrek has an address. I'm just a bit puzzled as to how a personal invite was given out and there's no explanation given as to how they found where Shrek lives.
Anyway, They travel to Far Far Away which is basically Hollywood. But I love the set up of Far Far Away I think it is so cleverly conspired into working within the realms of fairy tale stories. You got the Far Far Away sign in the design of the Hollywood sign. It literally is an authentic well based set up, so the research and development work that went into designing that was spot on and it's very well designed.
Shrek 2 as a story is brilliant, If you thought Shrek was good, Shrek 2 is better as a story. It just tops everything. Better Story, More Imaginative, More of your characters that you love. etc. It has a great basis of plot to it. We're introduced to a new character a new regular to the group and that's Puss in Boots voiced by Antonio Banderas.
The film has a captivating essence of wanting to be enjoyed, and you just sit back and go with the flow because at the end of the day Shrek 2 is a film that delivers on every level, raises the bar for the Shrek franchise and is simply a great movie, brilliantly paced and co-ordinated. Which is more that can be said for most sequels.
As far as sequels go, Shrek 2 has a lot to offer from the trailers and advertisement as well as actual film itself, there is a lot to be sceptical about with this film. My main concerns with it are there are a couple of loose ends in the story that ain't fully explained for example the bit I mentioned earlier about the messenger knowing where Shrek lives or perhaps The Happily Ever After Position, it's not 100% clear. Not to mention it suffers the same problem that Toy Story 2 had with it being questionable as a margin booster and a glorified money booster.
But what it does prove is that Shrek will go whatever lengths necessary to prove himself to Fiona. What I love about this film is that it doesn't relate so much to the first film. It's it's own premise carrying on from where you left off. 9/10