Essay on Film Review of Shrek

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Film Review of Shrek

This film was based on William Steig's book about a giant green ogre.
This cheeky computer animated fairy tale is aimed at children as much
as their parents. From the start it shows that it is a sort of
fairytale with a lot of twists and it is mocking the fairytale genre

It starts with Shrek reading a fairytale "Once upon a time" and he
reads on and then suddenly he tears the page out and says," like
that's ever gonna happen". So from the start you can tell it won't be
an ordinary traditional fairytale story. They have used many other
fairytale characters like gingerbread man, 3 blind mice, the 3 bears
and more. They also use famous elements of films eg.
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order to do that Shrek is sent out on a mission to rescue a princess
so that Lord Farquaad can become King of the Land. Unwillingly he
accepts the quest in order to get his land back and sets off with a
loudmouth talkative donkey (voiced by Eddie Murphy). Soon enough Shrek
falls in love with the princess but there was one problem with
Princess Fiona but that still didn't stop Shrek from liking her
anyway. The plot is easy enough to follow and it is very unpredictable
with enough twists to keep us entertained.

The characters looked extremely realistic unlike other animated films
and the character who looked most realistic was none other than
Princess Fiona (Voice by Cameron Diaz). I thought that she resembled
Cameron Diaz quite well. Shrek was quite a sad unhappy ogre who had
covered up his real feelings in all his life but now slowly he is
letting it out and soon you start sympathising with him. The funniest
character had to be the donkey with his continuous snide remarks about

It had a sort of fairytale rhythm to it as they had to rescue a
princess from a castle and have to slay the dragon in the process. But
soon the traditional fairytale elements had been twisted and the
prince became Shrek rather than a handsome young man. Shrek had shook
the princess awake and took his on his shoulder rather than a kiss to
awake her. This was very unorthodox…

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