Monday, May 28, 2001


This was a fun movie, deserving of it's recent success at the box office. I elected to see Shrek instead of Pearl Harbor during the Memorial Day weekend after reading several negative reviews about the latter.

Shrek is an ogre, sent off on a quest in order to put his life back into order. Along the way, he meets up with some interesting characters: a wisecracking donkey, a reluctant princess, an amorous dragon, and a greedy king. The result is a funny movie that everyone can relate to and have fun with. It's great summer fare.

Shrek is computer animated in the style of Toy Story and the effects are incredible. The voice characterizations are by some of Hollywood's finest, including Mike Myers (doing a twist on his Fat Bastard character from Austin Powers 2) as Shrek, Eddie Murphy as Donkey, Cameron Diaz as Fiona, and John Lithgow as Farquaad. Shrek was noted recently as having some of the most convincing computer animation of human beings in films so far. Watch for the Final Fantasy movie later this summer for more amazing animation of humans!

This is a great start to a summer that will certainly be filled with great movie releases! Check out the Shrek web site for more information!

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