Shrek 2 (Widescreen)

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I thought this movie was very funny in the theater I just had to have it

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by Alex on 11/4/2004

I thought this movie was very funny in the theater I just had to have it

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Happily ever after never seemed so far away when a trip to meet the in-laws turns into another hilariously twisted adventure for shrek and fiona. With the help of his faithful donkey, shrek takes on a potion-brewing fairy godmother, the pompous prince charming and the famed ogre-killer, puss in boots.


Studio Foxvideo
SKU 40250962
UPC 678149087123
UPC 14 00678149087123
Format DVD
Release Date 1/22/2013
Rating Rating
Computer Animation
Fairy Tale
Love Story
Theatrical Release
Editors Note
Note In this meet-the-parents sequel to the romantic fairy tale in which two ogres fall in love, SHREK 2 brings the loveable green menace (voiced by Mike Meyers) back to the big screen for a second round of mischief. This time around, in addition to the voices of Cameron Diaz (as Shrek's sweetheart Fiona) and Eddie Murphy (as their companion Donkey), Julie Andrews and John Cleese chime in as Fiona's parents, Queen Lillian and King Harold. Surprising newcomer Puss in Boots (Antonio Banderas)--a slyly funny tabby honed for swashbuckling adventure--joins the crew. Last but certainly not least, the conniving duo of vain Prince Charming (Rupert Everett) and his power-hungry mom, the Fairy Godmother (Jennifer Saunders), spice up the action.^When Fiona insists that her new husband Shrek visit her parents, they travel to Far Far Away (a Disneyfied medieval version of Hollywood) where everything goes wrong. The King and Queen are outraged to see their daughter married to an ogre, and while Fiona tries to calm them, Shrek sets out to find a solution. He finds it, in the form of a Happily Ever After potion, which only complicates matters, drawing all parties into a confused exchange of magic and spells, all for the sake of true love. With shimmering animation giving SHREK 2 near-3-D visuals, the witty scripting and eclectic pop music soundtrack keep the film hopping along with an upbeat pace. "Holding Out for a Hero" by Frou Frou, and "Livin' la Vida Loca" by Eddie Murphy are the most raucous of the film's many great songs, though more subtle numbers such as "Accidentally in Love" by Counting Crows, and "Little Drop of Poison" by Tom Waits certainly enrich some key scenes of this enjoyable family film.
Entertainment Weekly "[I]t's got heart and delirium in equal doses, as well as a firecracker rhythm all its own." 05/28/2004 p.97-8
Rolling Stone "SHREK 2 is double the fun of the original: more magical and more technically assured." 06/10/2004 p.97-8
New York Times "Mr. Banderas's campy suavity and Puss's convincingly animated fur add some new looks and rhythms to the formula." 05/18/2004 p.E1
Los Angeles Times "[With] more elaborate visuals than the original and some great voice casting." 05/18/2004 p.E1
USA Today "[J]ust as funny, sweet and engaging as the first film starring the big galoot." 05/21/2004 p.10E
Chicago Sun-Times "SHREK 2 is bright, lively and entertaining..." 05/18/2004 p.39
Uncut "SHREK 2 is great." 08/01/2004 p.123
Sight and Sound "[M]uch of the humour remains gleefully satirical." 08/01/2004 p.65-6
Premiere "[A] gem in the bigger-better-snappier tradition of TOY STORY 2." 11/01/2004 p.99
Cameron Diaz
Eddie Murphy
Mike Myers
Name Andrew Adamson
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Name Kelly Asbury
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Name Conrad Vernon
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Cast & Crew
Andrew Adamson - Director
Andrew Adamson, et al. - Screenplay
Antonio Banderas - Voice Of
Aron Warner - Producer
Cameron Diaz - Voice Of
Conrad Vernon - Director
David Lipman - Producer
Eddie Murphy - Voice Of
John Cleese - Voice Of
John H. Williams - Producer
Julie Andrews - Voice Of
Kelly Asbury - Director
Mike Myers - Voice Of
Rupert Everett - Voice Of
William Steig - Based On Novel By
Technical Info
Original Release Date 2004
Catalog ID 90871
UPC 00678149087123
Number of Discs 1
Running Time 92 minutes
Color Color
Original Language English
Available Subtitles French, Spanish
Available Audio Tracks English [CC], English, French Dubbed, Spanish Dubbed
Aspect Ratio
Anamorphic Widescreen  1.85:1
ReviewSource James Berardinelli's ReelViews
Review With its appealing blend of animated comedy, romance, and adventure, Shrek 2 follows the form
ReviewRating 8
ReviewSource Washington Post
Review Sure, the animation work is great, but it's the actors and their subtle, complex vocal performances
Reviewer Michael O'Sullivan
ReviewRating 10
ReviewSource Rolling Stone
Review Call me twisted, but it's hard not to feel crazy love for an animated movie that pictures Cinderella
Reviewer Peter Travers
ReviewRating 9
DVD, Widescreen
Product Attributes
Actor Myers,Mike
Label Dreamworks Pictures
Music Format DVD
Video Format DVD
Claudia Puig, USA Today Just as funny, sweet and engaging as the first film starring the big galoot.
Ella Taylor, LA Weekly ...Shrek 2 is one of the funniest movies I've seen in years.
Owen Gleiberman, Entertainment Weekly Has a rowdy, jumpin'-jive vivacity.

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