There is a certain time in ones life when they're told that seeing a children's movie is taboo, and for lack of better words childish. When sometimes all you're looking for is a little wholesomeness or nostalgia, you can be thought of as immature, uncultured and to some people maybe even perverse.
I suppose that is why movies like these are made. No it isn't you're snow white fairy tail where everything is pure and people sing about flowers and butterflies, but then again it isn't your heavy metal where everything is hardcore and people fuck girls with flower shaped areolas while the butterflies watch and masturbate.
A happy medium one would say.
Keeping in mind that I saw the 9:30 on a Friday, the place was packed. My seats were shit from showing up late and it was so tight in there, I could smell the double quarter pounder the man in front of me had eaten earlier when he laughed out loud at the comical side-kick Donkey (Voice Actor Eddie Murphy).
How many children did I see there tonight? Maybe two or three.
What this movie has done is made it both for children and adults without being complete and utter crap (Ex: Honey I blew up the baby, Daddy Gay..er I mean Daycare) This for movies today is an incredibly rare accomplishment, one of which I applaud.
They have taken old Disney movie characters and cleverly hidden sexual innuendos that would appeal to an older crowd, and all the great animation and fart jokes that would appeal to the new nickelodeon generation.
Not to mention a bang out cast that people both old and new would recognise;
With the proud Canadian and funny man Mike Myers as Shrek, the lovely eccentric Cameron Diaz as Princess Fiona (Did I mention to you all how cool I think it is that the Human form of Fiona looks almost exactly like Cameron?) , The Christ how is he still fucking alive yet always pleasant John Clease, The voice of the man that has hit middle age like breaking through your first hymen YET STILL oozes with sex Antonio Banderas, Jennifer Saunders (Known best for her work as Eddie From absolutely fabulous) as the Fairy Godmother, The man who loves to "party all the time" Eddie Murphy (fun fact: this is the first movie I've liked him in since... well ever) and Plenty more.
With small things that have the crowd roaring, for instance a giant ginger bread man destroying a local star bucks and then the customers fleeing across the street to another star bucks is funny yet scarily true.
I could Give out more and totally give away the movie but I wont that would be impolite now wouldn't it?
SHREK DIES AND THE SHIP SINKS!@#$%^
I give it four and a half out of five stars. I encourage you all to go and prove me wrong.