Movie Review: Shrek Forever After

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Shrek Forever After Summary

In a flashback, King Harold and Queen Lillian are about to sign the kingdom of Far Far Away over to Rumpelstiltskin (“Rumpel”), in exchange for lifting their daughter Princess Fiona’s curse. The deal is canceled at the last second when the king and queen are informed that Fiona has been rescued. In the present time, an angry Rumpel laments his loss and wishes that Fiona’s rescuer, Shrek, had never been born.

Meanwhile, Shrek has grown steadily weary of being a family man and celebrity among the villagers, leading him to long for his past when he was feared and had privacy. When celebrating his children’s first birthday at a restaurant in Far Far Away, an escalating series of mishaps further injure his ego, causing him to walk out in anger and lash out at Fiona.

Having observed the outburst, Rumpel follows Shrek and arranges for him to appear to save his life. Inside Rumpel’s carriage, Shrek laments that he is no longer a “real ogre”. Pretending to thank Shrek for his good deed earlier, Rumpel offers Shrek a deal: A day as a “real ogre” in exchange for a day from his childhood. Shrek signs the contract and is whisked away into an alternate reality.

Now feared by the villagers, Shrek takes the opportunity to cause some lighthearted mischief until he finds that Fiona is a fugitive and his home deserted and desolate. Captured by witches, Shrek is taken to Rumpel, now the king of the derelict Far Far Away.

Rumpel reveals to Shrek that he erased the day he was born, meaning Shrek never existed in this alternate timeline. Consequently, Harold and Lillian were forced to sign the kingdom over to Rumpel, causing them to disappear. When the day ends, Shrek will no longer exist.

Shrek escapes Rumpel’s castle with Donkey. Initially terrified of Shrek, Donkey befriends him after seeing him cry over his erased history. Donkey helps Shrek find a hidden exit clause; the contract can be nullified by “true love’s kiss”. The pair soon encounter a still-cursed Fiona leading an army of ogres in a resistance against Rumpel, and a lazy and overweight Puss in Boots being kept as Fiona’s pet.

Shrek tries to win over Fiona, but she has become disillusioned about the power of true love when no one rescued her and is too busy preparing for an ambush on Rumpel. While sparring with Shrek, Fiona begins to take a liking to him, but they stop short of kissing. Puss encourages Shrek to continue pursuing Fiona.

During the ambush, the ogres are captured by the Pied Piper, but Shrek and Fiona escape with the help of Puss and Donkey. Shrek insists that Fiona kiss him, assuring her that it will fix everything; she reluctantly obliges, but nothing happens since she is not in love.

Rumpel offers a wish to the one who brings him Shrek, and after hearing this, Shrek turns himself in. Rumpel is forced to grant the wish to Shrek, and he uses it to free the other ogres. As he’s locked up, Rumpel reveals that Fiona has been captured and not released, since she is not “all ogre”.

Donkey, Puss, and the freed ogres form a plan to storm the castle. They capture Rumpel and defeat his witch army, and Shrek and Fiona take down Dragon.

As the sun rises, Shrek begins to fade from existence. Having fallen in love with him, Fiona kisses Shrek just before he disappears. Seeing that she is still an ogre in the sunlight, Fiona realizes her curse was broken and that she has assumed “love’s true form”.

The alternate reality disintegrates, and everyone disappears. Shrek and Rumpel are transported back to the original timeline before Shrek lost his temper at the party. Instead of lashing out, he embraces his family and friends with a newfound appreciation for them.

Shrek Forever After Review

Rating: 1 out of 5.

Honestly, Dreamwork’s kept pushing Shrek and this was terribly done and not worth watching. In fact, most forget it exists because its that bad. Some franchises need to stop making different parts like 4,5 6 and so on.

If you did like this film, let me know down below why.

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