Escape to the Movies: Shrek For Ever After

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hahah, yeah another shrek movie is just over-kill at this point. i'd really have to agree with what he's saying this time. lets just let shrek die. lolz

Toy Story 3 comes out soon, right?

Frankly, this franchise was dead to me about 20 minutes into the FIRST sequel. All the charm that was in the first movie was utterly sucked dry in the typical Dreamworksian second film.

Warning: Profound Statements

LET THE DREAM DIE!

I remember back when Shrek was clever and the jokes were funny. Here why commercial success is a double-edged sword as far as movies are concerned, because they lead to franchise milking which generally entail releasing progressively worse sequels which merely get by on the brand recognition and good memories associated with the infinitely superior 1rst movie. Were some of the what-ifs they did with the characters funny, I guess, but that doesn't make up for the sheer amount of crap it's surrounded by!

Why no review of MacGruber? It does look funny, and overall reviews look positive (for a comedy). Everyone knew Shrek would suck.

obisean:
Why no review of MacGruber? It does look funny, and overall reviews look positive (for a comedy). Everyone knew Shrek would suck.

Because his bosses tell him what to review.

Another one? The first one was fine, 2 was mehhhh and Shrek 3 was a bad enough to destroy all the love I had for the characters. I didn't need Moviebob's advice to skip this one.

Haha, way to rip into Robin Hood the week after you verbally stabbed it.

It would suck having to compete against Pixar though. Pixar rules. And they do all have the same smile! I never noticed before.

An alternate title for the movie is "the final chapter" so lets hope its the end.

Freddy and Jason both lived passed their "final" lets hope shrek doesnt >.>

After I watched the 3rd movie, realizing it was utter shit, I'm not gonna pay for or watch the forth (hopefully last) one. I know it's a movie for just taking away all the money it possibly can and leaving behind a lifeless husk of a franchise. But, if that's not enough, we can expect more and more, as long as they keep getting money and ideas for sequels...

Shrek was hilarious and at the time, I didn't really get ALL the jokes, but it was still pretty damn good. Shrek 2 was brilliant. Like... BRILLIANT! It's one of my favourite movies ever. Shrek 3 made me want to hug the creators of the movie just so someone could shoot through both of our heads at the same time with a shotgun. And now we have the fourth one...? I'M NOT TOUCHING IT!

I honestly couldn't believe that they were making a new Shrek movie and I knew that Moviebob would have a similar reaction that I did.
Well it's a shame that part of my childhood nostalgia had to die with Shrek but at least Pixar hasn't let me down yet.

The first movie is awesome.
The second is alright, has some really funny jokes here and there.
The third is redundant and ultimately forgettable. Seriously, how many times did they use that one joke where a character is trying to say something important and keeps getting cut off? I can think of at least three times.

I'm still curious to see this, at least so I can see it all wrap up. I'll probably just wait for it to come out to rent though.

CK76:
Toy Story 3 comes out soon, right?

June 10, to be exact. Unlike most other sequel movies, I have faith in Pixar, and I'm definitely going to see this one.

Eh, personally I feel morbidly obligated to watch this movie. Well, eventually watch it.

And on the subject of "How to Train your Dragon", I personally loved the film. One of Dreamwork's best in ages.

LOLCMONBRUH:
Seriously? Must be nothing out this week huh, Bob?

Yeah. 'Cause Macgruber looks sooo good.

Jman1236:
WTF Shrek 4? I was looking forward to you reviewing the prince of persia movie that opens this week. Well maybe your holding off till next week when Yahtazee can tear the movie licensed prince of persia game a new one then you can give us your thoughts on the movie.

WAIT THEY ARE MAKING A GAME OF THE MOVIE OF THE GAME OF PRINSE OF PERSIA?!

I'm not sure if it's been posted before, but:

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not a very good month for movies other then ironman2 huh bob? robin hood, shrek 4, and next week is prince of persia which, being a video game movie is destined to be a flop...at least june looks promising.

Antacid:
"Remember how good the first Shrek was?"

No.

Oh, and except for the first Toy Story Pixar's movies are all tiresomely generic, unimaginative tosh hiding behind superficially high concepts. Yes, that includes the Incredibles. No, I'm not saying Dreamworks are any better. Hayao Miyazaki, baby!

You have no idea how much ire that post has provoked. I'm iring so much right now, you better find a bomb shelter. And put it inside another bomb shelter. And bury it underground. Because I'm going to buy that God's Finger weapon, place about 10 titanium rods on the orbit, each weighting 50 tons, and launch them at your home, all with acceleration of 20km/s^s. After few seconds, there will be nothing left of you, make your time.

And I thought Shrek 2 was rubbish, It felt like a half baked epilouge.

Shrek the third was more of a half burned epilouge.

Do I remember how good the first Shrek was? No, I remember how good the first 3 Shreks were. There were supposed to be 7 & they gave up at 5 (this is actually 5 if you count the Christmas special).

I'm looking forward to seeing this. I really really hate 3D animation (unless it's claymation), but I've given Shrek my one & only esception.

Can I think of actors who make me want to see a movie less? Yeah, Robin Williams, & Brendan Fraser. Seriously, when did American comedies start trading funny for embarassingly childish? Bad acting, over-the-top dialogue, unrealistic special effects, overblown reactions, puns up the wazoo, jokes & visual gags only a 3ed grader would find funny, & scripts that probably have to get PTA approval before filming.

That Dragon movie was terrible! :X My friend Omega dragged me to see it with her son. I only went because she was paying & I was bored.

Abedeus:

Antacid:
"Remember how good the first Shrek was?"

No.

Oh, and except for the first Toy Story Pixar's movies are all tiresomely generic, unimaginative tosh hiding behind superficially high concepts. Yes, that includes the Incredibles. No, I'm not saying Dreamworks are any better. Hayao Miyazaki, baby!

You have no idea how much ire that post has provoked. I'm iring so much right now, you better find a bomb shelter. And put it inside another bomb shelter. And bury it underground. Because I'm going to buy that God's Finger weapon, place about 10 titanium rods on the orbit, each weighting 50 tons, and launch them at your home, all with acceleration of 20km/s^s. After few seconds, there will be nothing left of you, make your time.

I agree with Antacid, only Toy Story was shit too. It was probably the first 3D movie I ever hated.

likalaruku:

Abedeus:

Antacid:
"Remember how good the first Shrek was?"

No.

Oh, and except for the first Toy Story Pixar's movies are all tiresomely generic, unimaginative tosh hiding behind superficially high concepts. Yes, that includes the Incredibles. No, I'm not saying Dreamworks are any better. Hayao Miyazaki, baby!

You have no idea how much ire that post has provoked. I'm iring so much right now, you better find a bomb shelter. And put it inside another bomb shelter. And bury it underground. Because I'm going to buy that God's Finger weapon, place about 10 titanium rods on the orbit, each weighting 50 tons, and launch them at your home, all with acceleration of 20km/s^s. After few seconds, there will be nothing left of you, make your time.

I agree with Antacid, only Toy Story was shit too. It was probably the first 3D movie I ever hated.

There was no 3D when Toy Story came out. Not in the cinemas.

Abedeus:

likalaruku:

Abedeus:

Antacid:
"Remember how good the first Shrek was?"

No.

Oh, and except for the first Toy Story Pixar's movies are all tiresomely generic, unimaginative tosh hiding behind superficially high concepts. Yes, that includes the Incredibles. No, I'm not saying Dreamworks are any better. Hayao Miyazaki, baby!

You have no idea how much ire that post has provoked. I'm iring so much right now, you better find a bomb shelter. And put it inside another bomb shelter. And bury it underground. Because I'm going to buy that God's Finger weapon, place about 10 titanium rods on the orbit, each weighting 50 tons, and launch them at your home, all with acceleration of 20km/s^s. After few seconds, there will be nothing left of you, make your time.

I agree with Antacid, only Toy Story was shit too. It was probably the first 3D movie I ever hated.

There was no 3D when Toy Story came out. Not in the cinemas.

That's why it was the first 3D thing I hated. I might have liked it a tiny bit if it had been stop-motion & didn't remind me of the Raggedy Anne & Andy movie.

likalaruku:

Abedeus:

likalaruku:

Abedeus:

Antacid:
"Remember how good the first Shrek was?"

No.

Oh, and except for the first Toy Story Pixar's movies are all tiresomely generic, unimaginative tosh hiding behind superficially high concepts. Yes, that includes the Incredibles. No, I'm not saying Dreamworks are any better. Hayao Miyazaki, baby!

You have no idea how much ire that post has provoked. I'm iring so much right now, you better find a bomb shelter. And put it inside another bomb shelter. And bury it underground. Because I'm going to buy that God's Finger weapon, place about 10 titanium rods on the orbit, each weighting 50 tons, and launch them at your home, all with acceleration of 20km/s^s. After few seconds, there will be nothing left of you, make your time.

I agree with Antacid, only Toy Story was shit too. It was probably the first 3D movie I ever hated.

There was no 3D when Toy Story came out. Not in the cinemas.

That's why it was the first 3D thing I hated. I might have liked it a tiny bit if it had been stop-motion & didn't remind me of the Raggedy Anne & Andy movie.

DUDE. How could it be the first 3D movie you've hated, if TOY STORY WASN'T IN 3D?!

Abedeus:

likalaruku:

Abedeus:

likalaruku:

Abedeus:

Antacid:
"Remember how good the first Shrek was?"

No.

Oh, and except for the first Toy Story Pixar's movies are all tiresomely generic, unimaginative tosh hiding behind superficially high concepts. Yes, that includes the Incredibles. No, I'm not saying Dreamworks are any better. Hayao Miyazaki, baby!

You have no idea how much ire that post has provoked. I'm iring so much right now, you better find a bomb shelter. And put it inside another bomb shelter. And bury it underground. Because I'm going to buy that God's Finger weapon, place about 10 titanium rods on the orbit, each weighting 50 tons, and launch them at your home, all with acceleration of 20km/s^s. After few seconds, there will be nothing left of you, make your time.

I agree with Antacid, only Toy Story was shit too. It was probably the first 3D movie I ever hated.

There was no 3D when Toy Story came out. Not in the cinemas.

That's why it was the first 3D thing I hated. I might have liked it a tiny bit if it had been stop-motion & didn't remind me of the Raggedy Anne & Andy movie.

DUDE. How could it be the first 3D movie you've hated, if TOY STORY WASN'T IN 3D?!

I condicer ALL CG animation to be 3D as opposed to 2D cell & flash animation.

likalaruku:

Abedeus:

likalaruku:

Abedeus:

likalaruku:

Abedeus:

Antacid:
"Remember how good the first Shrek was?"

No.

Oh, and except for the first Toy Story Pixar's movies are all tiresomely generic, unimaginative tosh hiding behind superficially high concepts. Yes, that includes the Incredibles. No, I'm not saying Dreamworks are any better. Hayao Miyazaki, baby!

You have no idea how much ire that post has provoked. I'm iring so much right now, you better find a bomb shelter. And put it inside another bomb shelter. And bury it underground. Because I'm going to buy that God's Finger weapon, place about 10 titanium rods on the orbit, each weighting 50 tons, and launch them at your home, all with acceleration of 20km/s^s. After few seconds, there will be nothing left of you, make your time.

I agree with Antacid, only Toy Story was shit too. It was probably the first 3D movie I ever hated.

There was no 3D when Toy Story came out. Not in the cinemas.

That's why it was the first 3D thing I hated. I might have liked it a tiny bit if it had been stop-motion & didn't remind me of the Raggedy Anne & Andy movie.

DUDE. How could it be the first 3D movie you've hated, if TOY STORY WASN'T IN 3D?!

I condicer ALL CG animation to be 3D as opposed to 2D cell & flash animation.

Well I consider myself surrounded by naked cheerleaders doing me all kinds of massages. Feet, back, anything you name it.

Abedeus:
[quote="likalaruku" post="6.195916.6329934"]Well I consider myself surrounded by naked cheerleaders doing me all kinds of massages. Feet, back, anything you name it.

Well have at em.
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So I guess it was too much to hope for an apology for getting the English flag wrong in last weeks' episode...

ccesarano:

Fuck you on saying the Dragon movie was "okay", though. That movie was awesome. :(

(Ok, it went through the exact same plot as Kung Fu Panda and probably any other Dreamworks film, where the outcast is bad at something, then learns he is good at it after all, then blah blah yack yack happy resolution. But it was still good! :( ).

I thought "the Dragon movie" was awesome too. Also, Kung Fu Panda was really good. That formula seems to be working.
But I'm not so sure that they used that plot structure on any other movies of theirs, and they've done a few. They do have outcasts in a lot of their pictures though (Antz, Shark Tale, Shrek, How to Train your Dragon, Kung Fu Panda)

It makes sense for the protagonist to have a unique mindset/ability which sets him apart from the rest. The ordinary isn't interesting. This naturally leads to an outcast situation.

It was a very good movie, DESPITE me not liking the protagonist very much. I enjoyed the humor, the animation, the voice-acting (apart from the protagonist+love interest, and they weren't too bad).

Naming it ever after should mean it is the last. I liked the first two movies, but never even gave the third a chance. Good for me I guess.

Abedeus:

Antacid:
except for the first Toy Story Pixar's movies are all tiresomely generic, unimaginative tosh hiding behind superficially high concepts. Yes, that includes the Incredibles. No, I'm not saying Dreamworks are any better. Hayao Miyazaki, baby!

You have no idea how much ire that post has provoked. I'm iring so much right now, you better find a bomb shelter. And put it inside another bomb shelter. And bury it underground. Because I'm going to buy that God's Finger weapon, place about 10 titanium rods on the orbit, each weighting 50 tons, and launch them at your home, all with acceleration of 20km/s^s. After few seconds, there will be nothing left of you, make your time.

I sense that you are mistaking me for a troll. I merely wished to make a few points:

1) Ppl should really check out Miyazaki's stuffs he's awesome <3 <3

2) Western animation is always hamstrung by committee plot design which restricts the kinds of stories they can tell and ensures that even if the story idea is clever the character conflicts are always loldimensional.

3) Audiences tend to put movies aimed primarily at children into a different box than those for adults and switch off their critical faculties. Lazy writing gets ignored and the movies get universal critical acclaim and 100% tomatometer ratings, which makes everyone involved look silly.

4) Animated movies are directed by experienced animation specialists who run animation factories with large staffs, limiting the pool of talent available and reduces the likelihood of someone who's a really good storyteller getting into a position of enough power to get a movie made. There's never been a twentysomething auteur animator that got to make an animated movie for a major studio. A Cameron or a Spielburgwould have to do mindless gruntwork for a decade before getting any creative power and why would they choose to do that?

5) The really skilled writers and directors are all working on movies aimed at adults, obviously, because why would any real artist accept a bunch of restrictions about what they can make movies about tied to a massive increase in production cost and the number of people who are going to want to influence the end result?

I like the first and the second movie! They should've stopped after that though...

Antacid:

Abedeus:

Antacid:
except for the first Toy Story Pixar's movies are all tiresomely generic, unimaginative tosh hiding behind superficially high concepts. Yes, that includes the Incredibles. No, I'm not saying Dreamworks are any better. Hayao Miyazaki, baby!

You have no idea how much ire that post has provoked. I'm iring so much right now, you better find a bomb shelter. And put it inside another bomb shelter. And bury it underground. Because I'm going to buy that God's Finger weapon, place about 10 titanium rods on the orbit, each weighting 50 tons, and launch them at your home, all with acceleration of 20km/s^s. After few seconds, there will be nothing left of you, make your time.

I sense that you are mistaking me for a troll. I merely wished to make a few points:

1) Ppl should really check out Miyazaki's stuffs he's awesome <3 <3

2) Western animation is always hamstrung by committee plot design which restricts the kinds of stories they can tell and ensures that even if the story idea is clever the character conflicts are always loldimensional.

3) Audiences tend to put movies aimed primarily at children into a different box than those for adults and switch off their critical faculties. Lazy writing gets ignored and the movies get universal critical acclaim and 100% tomatometer ratings, which makes everyone involved look silly.

4) Animated movies are directed by experienced animation specialists who run animation factories with large staffs, limiting the pool of talent available and reduces the likelihood of someone who's a really good storyteller getting into a position of enough power to get a movie made. There's never been a twentysomething auteur animator that got to make an animated movie for a major studio. A Cameron or a Spielburgwould have to do mindless gruntwork for a decade before getting any creative power and why would they choose to do that?

5) The really skilled writers and directors are all working on movies aimed at adults, obviously, because why would any real artist accept a bunch of restrictions about what they can make movies about tied to a massive increase in production cost and the number of people who are going to want to influence the end result?

2) Does that make them really, really bad? Does it mean they eat children?

3) Yeaaah... I don't really recall a movie like that in the past 5 years. Maybe except for "Up". But Shrek, for instance, is not really a children's movie. It can be watched and enjoyed by everyone from age of 5 to even 80. Except for Shrek 3 and this piece of shit that came out recently.

4) I forgot that animators can't hire someone to write a script, dialogs and they would only have to focus on making the animations and graphics...

5) Because they can/want to/children movies also rack up a lot of cash thanks to video games based on the movie? It's all about the profit.

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