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I finally find the time to watch a movie, unlike before I usually buy the DVD after it is released. I enjoyed watching the movie Shrek The Final Chapter. I bought "Avatar" two weeks ago, and I enjoyed it. Usually when I watch a movie, I just take it as it is devoid of social analysis because the joy of relaxation comes without it, I learned that now. For some of my friends who know me this sounds unlike me, I usually critique everything, from cinematography to film editing and music scoring and to some simple news in CNN etc.

But when one is watching , you don't really watch a movie devoid of any sort of thinking of it in your frame of mind, isn't it? As you are watching it, at times you are flown into your own world and you try to immerse in a world of make believe -- usually in films for children -- of course adult get to watch it too -- children cant go to movie houses on their own they need to bring adults with them -- to pay and to accompany them. At the same time adults watch and have some good laughs as well.

I did like the movie and I laugh out loud, thanks to Puss in Boots hehe and the Donkey, I like the feisty but down to earth Fiona and the loving yet confused at times Shrek. All in all I like the movie Shrek The Final Chapter :: Shrek Forever After Movie.

Synopsis of the movie Shrek The Final Chapter :: Shrek Forever After Movie

Shrek The Final Chapter


Starring: Antonio Banderas, Eddie Murphy, Cameron Diaz, Mike Myers
Screenplay:Tim Sullivan, Josh Klausner
Director: Mile Mitchell MPAA Rating: PG for mild action, some rude humor and brief language.

Synopsis ; The film started with the contract signing between the king and Queen of "Far Far away" (parents of Princess Fiona) when Shrek rescued the princess Fiona -- that's the first Shrek series and it took off from there.

And it started from there, Shrek is bored with his family life and he wanted to be feared as an ogre. He strike a deal with the Rumpelstiltskin (Walt Dohrn) by signing a contract to trade a day to sow fear among the villagers in exchange for Shrek's life (his youth). And so the deal happens, he is once again a feared ogre, but he realized that he is no longer married without children, friends like the Donkey don't know him at all, he lost his past life -- with children and Fiona. Fiona doesn't even know him at all.

Shrek has to solve this predicament by breaking the contract which was signed or he will disappear forever. The most part of the story goes on when Shrek is trying to go back to his original life. Shrek then try to befriend again the Donkey and try to win back Fiona (who is leading a legion of ogres to save the kingdom Far Far away from Rumpelstiltskin) Remember that Shrek was never been born (as stipulated in the contract), and he wasn't able to save the kingdom and the Princess. His world is so different now , Fiona isn't in love with him she doesn't even know him. The only way to reverse the contract with Rumpelstiltskin is a kiss from Fiona -- love's first kiss, it did happen -- Fiona remembers him and they kissed. And finally Shrek finds the solution and Fiona remembers him -- they are back to the village with their children -- happily ever after.

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My Take on the movie Shrek The Final Chapter

  • This is a classic example of a Dreamworks movie where usually we are transported to a world of the "importance of lessons learned in life" we don't take life for granted and Shrek realizing the importance of the family solved the problem of going back to his original life with Fiona and his children.
  • For that alone, I say this movie is good enough -- as it touches the importance of family.
  • Of course there is the 3D aspect, I can see the children screaming and laughing, to some part the movie is dark but then the overall impact of 3D is just awesome, isnt it?
  • The Puss in Boots is hilarious and funny, I would like to be politically correct -- the writer makes fun of the cat being fat (Antonio Banderas -- the voice over of Puss in Boots) is funny, and I laugh and laugh because of the Puss in the Boots, it can't move because of its weight.
  • The Donkey is funny too, well Shrek is not funny, but is a loving ogre -- and he cried too upon realizing what he did in exchange for the contract. His friends compensates for his actions and character.
  • I like the love story between him and Fiona, maybe I am just a sucker for love story even in films for children --
  • All in all I can't say it is the best movie for children, but it is good enough and a good way for relaxation, and children are laughing at the cinemas so, if they make children laugh, it is good for me.

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samboiam 6 years ago from Texas

Maita, I like the Shrek series. I will definitely check this one out. Thanks for the review.


Truth 6 years ago

Thanks Maita, I will have to check this one out. Hope you had a good day.


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prettydarkhorse 6 years ago from US Author

Samboiam, check it out, it is nice, Maita


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prettydarkhorse 6 years ago from US Author

hey T, am glad you're back, Congrats to Celtics, Maita


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drbj 6 years ago from south Florida

A fat Antonio Banderas? I mean Puss 'n Boots? That I will have to see. Will let you know what I think. Thanks for the fascinating review, Maita.


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prettydarkhorse 6 years ago from US Author

Gracias drbj, the cat is fat sorry about that hehehe, Take care drbj, Maita


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prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia

I like this movie very much. Thanks for reviewing this movie. Shrek is the best. Good work. Peace!


sord87 6 years ago

Mr Shrek?He was a lucky beast who had a chance to marry a princess!wasn't it great to marry a princess who became a Shrek too!A good review,I was thinking to modify my nickname to be Shrooood87!


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MFB III 6 years ago from United States

I haven't seen it yet, but am looking forward to some more hilarious antics in 3-D, as well as being sad that it's the last one, It was a movie we took our little kids to, over the years, and now it's showing its final sequel. Great topic~~~~MFB III


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dohn121 6 years ago from Hudson Valley, New York

Hello, Maita. Remember me? :) I didn't see this movie yet, but I probably will very soon. I like how you made mention of the important aspects this movie conveys. Great job. Salamat.

Dohn


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Mike Lickteig 6 years ago from Lawrence KS USA

I loved the Shrek movies and I am a huge fan of animated films in general. When it is well done, the animation appeals to the artist in me. I also think that it is good to have a message for children in movies like this--it is the perfect opportunity to teach children lessons about life.

I am looking forward to the third Shrek movie--it should be a lot of fun. Thanks for the sneak preview.

Mike


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Hello, hello, 6 years ago from London, UK

Thank you, Maita, for this beautiful hub. I throughly enjoyed all those films. It was beautifully done and enjoyed your reminder.


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andromida 6 years ago

Yet,I could not see this movie.I guess like other shrek series this one also will be a fun movie.Are there any other new movies you wanna recommend me-for the last three weeks I am not watching any movie.thanks maita :)


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breakfastpop 6 years ago

I will definitely check out this movie. I am a Shrek lover.


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blpelton 6 years ago

ANOTHER GOOD ONE MIATA !!

TAKE CARE

BL


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nasus loops 6 years ago from Fenland

I will be looking at for the release of this one in the UK. We have the Shrek collection on DVD and enjoy them all. Even my son now enjoys watching the 1st Shrek film. Thanks for this Maita


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Pamela99 6 years ago from United States

Miata, i will check this movie out as I haven't had a chance to see it yet.


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Stevennix2001 6 years ago

wow, great hub. i have to say i do agree with you a lot on some of your opinions of this film. although I think for future reference you shouldn't give away the ending of the film during a review. the point of a film review is that you want to give your reader enough information to know what hte story is generally about, but leave out just enough information so they'll want to still see it. Just read peter travers from rolling stone for reference. anyway, im sorry for the constructive criticism, but i thought i'd just offer some advice thats all.

after all, if you give away the ending of a movie, then why even bother seeing the film? Anyway, thanks for the great read. i just hope the prequel with Puss in boots turns out to be good too.

@mike lickteig

actually this is the FOURTH movie coming out, as there's already been like 3 shrek films already. the third was called, "shrek the third." anyway, just thought i'd correct you on that.


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SheriSapp 6 years ago from West Virginia

thanks for the review. I had read a few unfavorable reviews, but after your explanation/take on things, I may check this out. I am too cheap to view movies often at the theatre, so it is either this one or Toy Story 3 when it arrives. Thanks again.


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Dave Mathews 6 years ago from NORTH YORK,ONTARIO,CANADA

Ate' Maita, WOW! you are a cartoon buff too eh! I'm impressed with your vast interests. It's amazing!

KUYA Dave.


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a2z50 6 years ago

Hi Again Maita,

I've not seen this movie . But you have done a great job of describing it . Therfore I would like to see it.

Nice Hub.

Ron

As always also rprcarz50


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prettydarkhorse 6 years ago from US Author

Hey Ron, watch it, I am glad you're back, Maita


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prettydarkhorse 6 years ago from US Author

Kuya Dave, Thanks, Maita


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prettydarkhorse 6 years ago from US Author

SheriSapp, thanks, watch it, it is entertaining, Maita


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prettydarkhorse 6 years ago from US Author

Stevennix, your comments are well taken, Thank you, you're the best in reviweing, Maita


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prettydarkhorse 6 years ago from US Author

Watch it with your grandchildren Pam, Maita


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prettydarkhorse 6 years ago from US Author

Thanks Nasus, your son will enjoy this one as well, Maita


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prettydarkhorse 6 years ago from US Author

thanks Breakfastpop, Maita

@bl, good to see you, take care too,


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prettydarkhorse 6 years ago from US Author

Hi Andromida, try Iron Man, it is also good, or Robinhood, toy story in June, Take care, maita


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prettydarkhorse 6 years ago from US Author

Thanks prasetio, is it released there already, Maita


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prettydarkhorse 6 years ago from US Author

hey sord hehe you made me smile, thanks, Maita


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prettydarkhorse 6 years ago from US Author

Thnak you MFB, glad you will watch it too, it is nice and who knows maybe there is still a sequel, maita


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prettydarkhorse 6 years ago from US Author

Thanks Dohn, am so glad you're back, Maita


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prettydarkhorse 6 years ago from US Author

Thanks Mike, you will surely love this one, the artist in you will surely like it,

Thanks for the read, take care, Maita


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prettydarkhorse 6 years ago from US Author

Thanks hello, Maita


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anglnwu 6 years ago

I saw the first Shrek movie, yet to see this one. I would probably enjoy it from the way you describe it. I can just imagine you laughing--hehe.


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carolina muscle 6 years ago from Charlotte, North Carolina

Nice review, Maita!!


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TINA V 6 years ago

I haven't seen this movie yet. But this is a good review. You wrote it in an interesting way. It seems that the whole family will surely love to watch it. Have a great week!


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tony0724 6 years ago from san diego calif

Maita I have only seen a little of the first Shrek movie ,so I do not know much about the series. I just wanted to say Hi ! :)


TattoGuy 6 years ago

I loves Shrek, people say I am the spitting image of him, "but hes an ugly git", "jeez so he is, lets go sort those buggers out"

Great hub moi friend, I loves the Donkey ; )


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Micky Dee 6 years ago

I love Shrek! I haven't seen this one but it looks FUN!


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defed 6 years ago

Thank released ! !


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prettydarkhorse 6 years ago from US Author

thanks defed, maita


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prettydarkhorse 6 years ago from US Author

go and see it Mick, How are you, Maita


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prettydarkhorse 6 years ago from US Author

hey Tatto, you are both charming but geez, you look good and handsome, Maita


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prettydarkhorse 6 years ago from US Author

Hey Tony, hi to you too, Maita


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prettydarkhorse 6 years ago from US Author

yes TinaV, watch it with your children, Nice movie, Maita


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prettydarkhorse 6 years ago from US Author

Hey angel yes I was laughing angel and I am glad I laughed hehe, Watched it yet? Maita

@Cris, Thanks, Maita


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katiem2 6 years ago from I'm outta here

Oh thank you I've been wondering about this movie and I really appreciate your honest and helpful review of the Movie Shrek The Final Chapter. Thanks and Peace :)


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Eileen Hughes 6 years ago from Northam Western Australia

Laughter is the most important thing. There are tooooo many murders and that type of thing thrust upon us night after night on TV. I am sick of them.

I love the pommy humour films. You know you will laugh.

Great hub and you seemed to have covered it all thanks.


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theirishobserver. 6 years ago from Ireland

Great Hub - loved the movie - lovely story - Ah - keep up the good work....Irish


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prettydarkhorse 6 years ago from US Author

thanks the Irish, Maita


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prettydarkhorse 6 years ago from US Author

Youre right Mam Eileen, it is good to laugh at times, Thanks! Maita


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prettydarkhorse 6 years ago from US Author

Thanks katiem!


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Truth From Truth 6 years ago from Michigan

Thanks for the review Maita, I will have to check this one out.


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Astra Nomik 6 years ago from Edge of Reality and Known Space

Shrek is a big loveable funny guy and the set of characters around him make him great. I rank him among my favourites in animated films, that and the pixar films. Very cute and likable. This is a good hub.


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Loves To Read 6 years ago

Prettydarkhorse, I loved Shrek 1 and 2 but have not seen the last two.My 78 year young mum went with some of the family and they loved it. I had actually been and seen Nanny McPhee which was great. Also my 32 year old son gave me Avatar for my birthday. I did not think i would watch it but the family came and put it on. I was really surprised and i did enjoy it. I think it is good to watch a movie with the kids and just relax. Thanks for your review.

Bless you Maita.


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habee 6 years ago from Georgia

My dear Maita, I loved Shrek I and II, and I can't wait to see III! I enjoyed your take on it. Thumbs up!

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