Shrek Forever After is the result of rushed production and running out of ways to stretch a story that had already reached its peak. Shrek (Mike Myers) hates his life more than ever and gets tricked by Rumpelstiltskin (Walt Dohrn) into taking a potion that makes it seem like his life never happened. Princess Fiona (Cameron Diaz) is a rebel who defends Ogres. Donkey (Eddie Murphy) is not the same annoying sick kick he was famous for. Puss in Boots (Antonio Banderas) hasn’t seen the gym in a long time and is not a crime fighter anymore. I give the writer’s credit for giving all these characters make overs, which will make the kids laugh. This story sucks though. He goes from screaming babies to screaming babies and somewhere along the way learns to finally appreciate his life. Was this fourth movie really necessary, probably not. Did it rake a lot of money? Well it ended up as the lowest grossing domestic film for the franchise (excluding Puss in Boots). It is a fitting end to this saga, that will probably get a fifth instalment someday. I just felt it was a much weaker ending than the epic introduction we got nine years earlier. 2/10

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