Movie review: Shrek Forever After

My family went to the local drive-in theater to catch the latest Shrek film. Not only did they have someone walking around in a (pretty awful) Shrek costume, complete with a Fiona handler, they also had pony rides and a couple of miniature donkeys. This was probably the absolute perfect place to watch a children's movie.

When we last left our favorite ogres, they were happily retired from royalty and living in their beloved swamp with their three children. However, Shrek has grown weary of the day-to-day responsibilities of being a husband and father, along with being a bit of a celebrity. After a hectic birthday party for the triplets, Shrek comes across Rumplestiltskin, who hates Shrek for taking the kingdom of Far Far Away from him. Shrek makes a deal with Rumple to make him an ogre for one day in exchange for one day from his childhood. Everything around him changes, and not always for the better.

All three of us enjoyed the film. As usual, the bounty hunter, in this case the Pied Piper, is the best character. We all giggled whenever he came on the screen. However, I am glad that the franchise has come to an end. I don't know where else they could take the movie without killing off the fun of it. Also, I'm not really sure that this is a "must see" movie for the theaters. If you are a big fan of Shrek, then by all means rush out to see it. (You probably already have.) If you are only a passing fan though, wait until the DVD release. You aren't missing all that much.