Wednesday, 9 October 2013

Shrek 2 Review (Updated)

Shrek 2

Release Date: 17th June 2004 - Australia

Production Companies
DreamWorks SKG (presents)
Pacific Data Images (PDI)
DreamWorks Animation

20th Century Fox Australia 

Genre: Animation/Family

Rating: PG

Runtime: 88 minutes

Budget: $150,000,000

Box Office Gross: $919,838.758

Plot Summary
After battling a fire-breathing 
dragon and the evil Lord 
Farquaad to win the hand 
of Princess Fiona, Shrek 
now faces his greatest 
challenge: the in-laws. 
Shrek and Princess Fiona 
return from their honeymoon 
to find an invitation to visit 
Fiona’s parents, the King 
and Queen of the Kingdom 
of Far, Far Away. With 
Donkey along for the ride, 
the newlyweds set off. All of 
the citizens of Far, Far Away 
turn out to greet their returning 
Princess, and her parents 
happily anticipate the 
homecoming of their daughter 
and her new Prince. But no 
one could have prepared 
them for the sight of their 
new son-in-law, not to 
mention how much their 
little girl had…well…changed.

Little did Shrek and Fiona 
know that their marriage 
had foiled all of her father’s 
plans for her future…and 
his own. Now the King must 
enlist the help of a powerful 
Fairy Godmother, the 
handsome Prince Charming 
and that famed ogre killer 
Puss In Boots to put right 
his version of "happily ever 

Voice Cast
Mike Myers - Shrek
Eddie Murphy - Donkey
Cameron Diaz - Princess Fiona
Antonio Banderas - Puss in Boots
John Cleese - King Harold
Julie Andrews - Queen Lillian
Rupert Everett - Prince Charming
Jennifer Saunders - The Fairy
Aron Warner - Big Bad Wolf
Cody Cameron - The Three
Little Pigs/Pinocchio
Larry King - The Ugly Stepsister
Conrad Vernon - Gingy/Various

Story/Screenplay/Writer: Song
"Fairy Godmother Song"/
Director - Andrew Adamson
Additional Dialogue/
Director - Conrad Vernon
Director - Kelly Asbury
Based on Book "Shrek" - 
William Steig
Based on Characters - Charles Perrault
Story/Additional Story Artist - Jeff Snow
Screenplay - Joe Stillman, J. David Stern and
David M. Weiss
Additional Dialogue/Story Artists - Cody Cameron,
Walt Dohrn and David P. Smith
Additional Dialogue/Head of Story/ADR Group -
Chris Miller
Producers - David Lipman, Aron Warner
and John H. Williams
Production Designer - Guillaume Aretos
Character Designer - Tom Hestor
Costume Designer - Isis Mussenden
Visual Effects Supervisor - Ken Bielenberg
Film Editors - Michael Andrews and
Sim Evan-Jones
Music - Harry Gregson-Williams


2005 Academy Awards
Best Original Song "Accidentally in Love" - Adam Duritz,
Charles Gillingham, Jim Bogios, David Immergluck,
Matthew Mulley, David Bryson and Dan Vickrey (Nominated)
Best Animated Feature - Andrew Stanton (Nominated)

Under the surprising circumstances of joy, I am certainly not finding SHREK 2 as the worst sequel movie. It's merely an animated sequel with a mature plot sometimes feeling like an adult romantic comedy and broaden with moral lessons for children. This feature contains enjoyable references of pop-culture, satirical humour and the return of the first movie's three cast members of the main heroes Mike Myers, Cameron Diaz and Eddie Murphy. Zorro bravado (Antonio Banderas) lends his purring voice as the puss in boots, though I can't agree more that this pussycat got dragged here for this laughable and charming showcase.

The sequel of SHREK 2 is a refreshing most fun-filled pace of quality fracturing more fairy-tales on new hilarious and borrowed characters. I decreed that it's the only one that doesn't jump into mediocrity unlike the recent two entries and it's a good movie.

Star rating: (4/5) Good Movie


  1. I honestly cannot remember much about the movie other than Eddie Murphy and Antonio Banderas, but I remember enjoying it. Great review!


    1. About the reviews of Shrek 2 and Magnificent Seven, today I've just updated the writing permanently and this needed to be making sense, accurate and well-read.