Escape to the Movies: Shrek For Ever After

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Rest in peace Frank; We'll miss you!

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As for Shrek 4... Sorry Bob; I'm still seeing it!

ANNNND I personally vow to "eat that horse manure and call it ice cream!"

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J03bot:
I hear Transformers 4 is going to be good; the decepticons invade Earth, enslave humanity, and kill Sam Witwicky (this is optional, but will appease many fans). The film features a tiny bit about the human resistance, but is mostly about the robots, and Starscream's revolt against Megatron.

Please tell me this movie exists somewhere other than "J03bot's and RestamSalucard`s minds".

ad5x5:
So I guess it was too much to hope for an apology for getting the English flag wrong in last weeks' episode...

Sorry to say this, but...

Antacid:
I sense that you are mistaking me for a troll.

What? You, a troll? Just because you post a random xenophobic anti-pixar message for the sake of being anti-pixar? Now, how would anyone get that idea?

Two things:

1) "How to Train Your Dragon" was a really good movie, I enjoyed it.

2) Shrek 4 was ... not bad actually. The plot is transparent, but many/most of the jokes were funny and the acting wasn't bad. It was a nice way to pass couple of hours without thinking to hard and having a few laughs. It didn't need to be made, but it doesn't ruin previous movies or anything.

I would go see it as a matinee though, it's not really worth the full price.

RestamSalucard:

J03bot:
I hear Transformers 4 is going to be good; the decepticons invade Earth, enslave humanity, and kill Sam Witwicky (this is optional, but will appease many fans). The film features a tiny bit about the human resistance, but is mostly about the robots, and Starscream's revolt against Megatron.

Please tell me this movie exists somewhere other than "J03bot's and RestamSalucard`s minds".

I fear not, and the inevitable release of Transformers 4 (Trans-4-mers?) will be the final straw for many a nerd, as we turn our backs upon all things transformers related, even abandoning the original series for daring to associate with Bay at all...

I didn't even know there was a Shrek 3... I thought this was going to be the third one.

I gues that goes to show how much I lost interest in the franchise after the first movie (the second one was decent).

Abedeus:

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

No, but it makes the amount of hype they get mildly irksome.

gushing from critics despite lazy writing

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.

Ratatouille? That had a literate rat controlling a human's movements by pulling his hair. It's transparently obvious that it's whole story is derived from a stupid pun on the title. It has a 96% Tomatometer rating.

I'm not going to argue with you about Shrek - if you think it's a good, smart movie what am I going to tell you? I thought it was terribly paced, featured shallow spoof moments like the Matrix bullet time merry men and worked at all only because of a handful of effective scenes and characters. It has a 90% Tomatometer rating.

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...

They don't hire someone to write the story, because in animation the person who can direct animators has all the power. And the story is what actually matters, not specific witty lines of dialogue.

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.

Animated movies aren't guaranteed moneymakers, and they require a vast initial outlay. There's a reason the number made per year is tiny in comparison to the number of live-action. What that means for me is a very small number of chances per year to see one that doesn't suck. Thanks to the limited imagination of most animation studios this chance winds up being a de facto 0%.

Ya know Bob I heard when you said HTTY Dragon was OK, but are you sure you wouldn't have rather reviewed that than "Yet another shrek movie." I could feal the cliches there in "Dragon" but they we're pretty well dulled by the movies presentation, and it was alot of fun for me and my wife, and we don't even have kids. Course maybe I'm just a sucker for dragons, but I felt like the overall plot, dialogue and characters and pretty well done action scenes net the movie at least a 7/10 for non Dragon fanboys, UP it was not, but even saphires sparkle. The movie almost flew under the radar for me but the wife and I happened to be bored on the right weekend and found it checking if iron man 2 was out yet. Incidently I saw Dragon Twice, once in 3D (Mothers Day, I come by the dragongeekin honest) and Iron Man 2... twice. I raised an eyebrow at a 4th shrek movie.... then again I've only seen the first. It doesnt help that these movies just have an aura that makes em feal like a big cheap plug for that easy money. When a movie is announced and 2 weeks before it comes out theres a video game, diapers, and a burgerking big kids meal featuring it, I'm sick of it before it even started.

Shrek needs to be put down. NOW.

Those films have gotten worse with each installment. First one is still awesome though.

Onyx Oblivion:
5hrek.

NOOOOOOO!

Don't say it.

They'll do it!

Thanks Moviebob, you doomed us all!

OT: I won't watch it. It looks stupid anyway

"It's own poster"?

Way to grammar fail bob

Shrek? Must be nothing else, lol shrek is nasty.

GrinningManiac:
You know what REALLY irks me about Dreamworks?

The Bee Movie

The moral is: Trying to be different never works, you'll only cock up. Just stay in line and do as you're told and die unremembered and unfufilled

And the movie sucked, because it had Jerry Seinfield and that
annoying
fucking
voice
!

And I loved the first two Shrek films, I thought the third one was the end! The fuck is this shit?

Yay! TV Tropes reference! Like I need any more encouragement to set foot in that site....

Oh, and shame upon thee, MovieBob, for not being able to distinguish the contraction "it's" from the possessive "its." Yeah, yeah, I know, Grammar Nazi, but that's such a basic, basic rule that everyone ignores...

Elesar:
Firstly: Hey...Dreamworks made Road to El Dorado, and I liked that movie.
Secondly: Just a quick bit of showbiz advice Bob, you should probably stop putting your opinion of the movie in question in the text description. Took a lot of fun out of the Iron Man review when I knew going in that you liked it.

So you must HATE Yahtzee then.

The smirk thing isn't exclusive to Dreamworks. Pixar does it in every movie featuring a character with an expressive face. Wall-e is about the one exception because it doesn't have a mouth.

I think the crowning moment of glory for the series was Shrek 2. But then it sort of kind of died at 3. 4 kind of jolts a little bit of life back into it, but it still isn't nearly as good as 2 was.

LordVyreth:
As for Dragon, I'd move it past okay into actually good/great category. It's not Pixar caliber, but it got like 98% positive reviews, which is a good sign.

Sure it got 98% where almost all of the critics gave it a B.

Elesar:
Secondly: Just a quick bit of showbiz advice Bob, you should probably stop putting your opinion of the movie in question in the text description. Took a lot of fun out of the Iron Man review when I knew going in that you liked it.

Probably not gonna happen. It's very common for critics to give a quick one-liner that gives the audience the gist of their opinion so that they aren't forced to read the whole article if all they're interested in is a quick "Yes/No". If they want specifics, that's what the article (or in this case video) is there for.

this is the second time in your reviews that you are suggesting to go see iron man 2 again.
Repeat...noone wants to see that piece of shit for the second time.

I feel like the idea of the movie is what is being hated more than the movie itself. The "world without you" plotline left an inevitable window for the entire movie not even mattering, except for Shrek learning a very special lesson. But still it was decent, infinitely better than its predecessor. I found myself smiling through most of the picture, which isn't bad. The mid life crisis was okay for Mr Incredible, is the holy empire of pixar the only one allowed to do that?

Skullkid4187:

Elesar:
Firstly: Hey...Dreamworks made Road to El Dorado, and I liked that movie.
Secondly: Just a quick bit of showbiz advice Bob, you should probably stop putting your opinion of the movie in question in the text description. Took a lot of fun out of the Iron Man review when I knew going in that you liked it.

So you must HATE Yahtzee then.

Why? I still like Moviebob even though he does it so why would I hate Yahtzee? It's not an extreme problem, just a bit of personal advice. And Yahtzee doesn't put his opinions in the blurb.

I stopped at Shrek 2. Dreamworks has made some good film, still they used the same DW Face over and over until it got boring.

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.

Sounds like a team up opportunity.

sszebra:
The mid life crisis was okay for Mr Incredible, is the holy empire of pixar the only one allowed to do that?

But this feels infinitely more cynical... One could argue that Mr. Incredible going through a midlife crisis allowed for good characterization. Yet Shrek 4 or whatever simply has it so they have a plot to make a movie out of.

I just never understood why Shrek was Scottish. I know Myers loves doing that voice but... Oh wait, I just game myself the answer didn't I?

The way you said okay, it made it sound like you really didn't like it much.

My thoughts exactly. The franchise needs to die and I pray this is the last of the shrek movies.

Bahah. My thoughts exactly! Let it die. It's unoriginal now.

Haha "or Robin Hood if they need a nap"

Elesar:

Skullkid4187:

Elesar:
Firstly: Hey...Dreamworks made Road to El Dorado, and I liked that movie.
Secondly: Just a quick bit of showbiz advice Bob, you should probably stop putting your opinion of the movie in question in the text description. Took a lot of fun out of the Iron Man review when I knew going in that you liked it.

So you must HATE Yahtzee then.

Why? I still like Moviebob even though he does it so why would I hate Yahtzee? It's not an extreme problem, just a bit of personal advice. And Yahtzee doesn't put his opinions in the blurb.

HAHAHA that's all Ben does is put his opinions in his reviews.

The only reason this movie was made was because they wanted to have thier own 3D movie. 3D movies are popular now and they just needed a franchise to make one from. I guess they thought making it 3D would be enough to sell it.

I liked the movie tho. It was much better the the previous 2 sequals and just about as good as the first movie. It works alot better if you pretend the 2nd and 3rd movie didn't exist and just assume it's Shrek 2. The villian was my favorite part for me.

How to train your dragon was really good in my opinion. The premise was great and the setting was really cool. The cartoony proportions of the characters was great too.

I've never seen the original "It's a Wonderful Life". It's been so played out and homaged that I pretty much know the complete story by now and I don't really see the point of looking for it anymore. Sorry, Bob.

The first phrase of the video is also mine.

Apparently the last 2 reviews were of lame movies. Better luck in the next Bob.

Hey Bob did you buy a new mike? For the last couple of videos, the audio sounds more clear than in previous ones.

RTR:
I've never seen the original "It's a Wonderful Life". It's been so played out and homaged that I pretty much know the complete story by now and I don't really see the point of looking for it anymore. Sorry, Bob.

For what it's worth, going by the "homages" it's likely more the case that you know the complete 3rd act - perhaps more-accurately called the "second half."

Honestly, it's an INCREDIBLY strange film, right down to it's oddball sense of structure: You basically get a "whimsically depressing" three act story of a life (think Virginia Wolf or maybe Sylvia Plath as-illustrated by Norman Rockwell) that builds to just about the darkest possible ending... only to transition into a second, magic-realism "mini movie" set in a kind of alternate-universe journey-through-hell. Viewed objectively, it's really quite remarkable that such a weird work has become such a "staple" classic.

I LOVED Shrek 1 and 2. Especially 2 where they explored and fleshed the movie's universe and revealed that Fiona's imprisonment was actually a plot by the fairy godmother to rule the kingdom. They never directly said it, but how else did she get cursed?

The only disappointing thing I found about Shrek 2 was that immediately after it came out, The Incredibles came out and kicked its ass as the best movie I've ever seen. I mean that quite honestly, because I think that if there is a better movie out there (there probably is), it's not a movie the whole family can watch.

Shrek 3 was so... meh, that I'm shocked that they've made a 4th.

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