Shrek (2001)

Rating? Appropriately, our review of a kids movie is safe for all ears.

Shrek 2

You’ll get 2 reviews for the price of one in the 393rd Ellises’ Analysis because the sequel came up a lot in this chat about Dreamworks’ groundbreaking Shrek. The snarky and often meta sense of humour that was so fresh at the time is still pretty gut-busting 2 decades later. Getting comedy superstars like Mike Myers and Eddie Murphy to provide the voices for the two iconic main roles was not as common as its become ever since, but, wow, did the Myers/Murphy stunt casting (not to mention Cameron Diaz and especially John Lithgow) work perfectly. And while Pixar was and is the benchmark for digital animation, the look of Shrek is comparatively awesome in its own right. Well, mostly. So as you digest our gab about the ogre, please don’t bully the bad guy about his pintsizedness when there are so many other reason to dislike him, but DO love yourself no matter what you look like.

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LINKS:

Rotten Tomatoes reviews

2001 U.S. Box Office and Top 200 Adjusted For Inflation

AFI’s Top 100 Lists

National Film Registry in 2020

2001 in film

2001 Academy Award winners & nominees

Best Animated Feature Oscar acceptance speech

Links to: Shrek 2 and Shrek The Third and Shrek Forever After and Puss In Boots and Monsters, Inc. and Frozen

Previously on The Ellises’ Analysis: A Separation

Next week, we have a special bonus episode, our Victoria Day Grab Bag