Shrek 2

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7.31 h 32 min2004X-RayPG
HD. Lovable ogre Shrek has his marriage to a princess come under fire from her parents and a meddling fairy godmother in this sequel.
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Andrew AdamsonKelly AsburyConrad Vernon
Starring
Mike MyersEddie MurphyCameron Diaz
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ComedyAnimationFantasyAdventureRomanceKids
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English [CC]
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EnglishEnglish [Audio Description]
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Supporting actors
Julie AndrewsAntonio BanderasJohn CleeseRupert EverettJennifer Saunders
Producers
Jeffrey KatzenbergDavid LipmanAron WarnerJohn H. Williams
Rating
PG (Parental Guidance Suggested)
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4.8 out of 5 stars

23398 global ratings

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RobertReviewed in the United States on November 5, 2018
1.0 out of 5 stars
VIEWER BEWARE 24 HOURS TO WATCH
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I rented this video to watch with my 3-year-old daughter who sits and watches movies in three or four separate viewings because she has trouble sitting still for an entire film. Unlike every other movie I've rented from Amazon which gave us 48 hours, we were only allowed to watch Shrek 2 for 24 hours. When we sat down to finish the last 20 minutes, our time had expired.
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R. ElikerReviewed in the United States on March 22, 2018
5.0 out of 5 stars
This may be my favorite Shrek movie
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This may be my favorite Shrek movie, mostly because of the introduction of Puss in Boots. The kids love it, I laugh incredibly hard, and it's quickly becoming a family favorite! Love the Shrek series!
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Grace Outta Book RoomReviewed in the United States on July 23, 2020
5.0 out of 5 stars
🎶 “Accidentally in Love...”🎶
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Glad to add this to my collection. I was missing Shrek 2 although I had the other 3 Shrek movies. I ordered a used DVD through a third party seller on amazon and it came as described. Happy with the delivery time too.

This is a cute sequel to Shrek, that manages to introduce one of the series most memorable characters: Puss in Boots. Shrek, Fiona and Donkey travel to Fiona’s home kingdom to meet her family. Uncovering of family secrets, a plotting fairy godmother, magic and fairytale mayhem ensue. Recommended for kids/families who like fast paced, humorous, cartoons which include the pop music of its day.
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Daniel JolleyReviewed in the United States on May 22, 2005
5.0 out of 5 stars
You can take the ogre out of the swamp ...
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More lavish animation, more unforgettable characters, more great songs, more sharply intelligent wit and comedy - all that and more goes into this sequel to the wildly successful Shrek. The look and feel of this film really are incredible and amazingly realistic, especially in terms of all the human characters. Unlike most films built upon a unique, breathtaking visual style, though, Shrek 2 relies upon a strong and compelling plot for its greatest success. Even though the first film introduced us to Shrek-oriented parodies of fairy tales, motion pictures, music, and pop culture in general, the script still works its magic by consistently surprising and delighting the audience. It's a worthy successor to a blockbuster of a film - although I still liked the first film better. Aye, I laughed pretty much from beginning to end during Shrek 2, but the film lacked some of the truly gut-busting comic antics of the original.

Do I really need to rehash the plot here? Shrek's and Fiona's newfound happiness together is put to the test when Shrek's royal in-laws, the king and queen of Far Far Away, invite their daughter and her new husband home for a marriage celebration. The folks expect Prince Charming, of course, and are less than prepared for the ogre factor. Prince Charming is none too happy, either, and his mother the glamorous Fairy Godmother (you just can't trust a fairy godmother anymore these days) sets out to right the wrong caused by Shrek's unexpected rescue of Fiona. The king is a willing accomplice, even going so far as to contract a hit on Shrek with the renowned feline assassin Puss in Boots. In order to keep Fiona, Shrek makes the ultimate sacrifice, turning himself into a handsome man, but the Fairy Godmother thwarts him at every turn. Even with the help of his friends from back home in the swamp, it looks like the honeymoon - and marriage itself - is over.

Everyone seems to be wild about Antonio Banderas as Puss in Boots, and he does make a great addition to the Shrek universe. The heart of Shrek, however, still remains in the able voices of Mike Myers, Cameron Diaz, and Eddie Murphy. It's pretty simple, really - if you enjoyed Shrek, you will certainly enjoy Shrek 2. The extras on the DVD add even more delight to the Shrek 2 experience. The Far Far Away Idol contest is a brilliant addition. You get not one but two filmmaker commentaries (but, sadly, no commentaries with any of the actors), and several looks at the making of the film are also worthy of your time. The rest of the special features are a little less impressive than they look, however - several of them basically just take you to selected scenes from the film itself. Still, there's plenty here to occupy your time and magnify the entertainment value of an ingenious film all but guaranteeing a good time for one and all.
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Dennis KeithlyReviewed in the United States on January 2, 2005
5.0 out of 5 stars
Funny Movie with Great DVD Extras
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'Shrek 2' picks up where the original 'Shrek' left off. Shrek and Fiona return from their honeymoon and find that Donkey has "taken care" of the house. Almost imediately, a courier from the King and Queen of Far Far Away arrives to invite Fiona, the King and Queen's daughter, and her husband to a reception to honor their marriage. Shrek knows that he won't be excepted as an ogre, but goes anyway to please Fiona. Once they get to Far Far Away, things are about as Shrek feared, plus there is a plot by Fiona's Fairy Godmother...

This movie builds on many of the same things that made the first one so much fun to watch. There are tons of sight gags that if you blink, you'll miss. Fortunately, the DVD has a special feature that allows you to go back and view some of them. There is plenty of humor that adults will appreciate along with characters kids will love. 'Shrek 2' also has dozens of spoofs of other movies. Part of the fun is picking them all out.

Some of the highlights of the movie, without spoiling anything, include the trip into Far Far Away and reading the names of the shops. Also, when Shrek and Donkey make it to the Fairy Godmother's factory, pay attention to the names of potions and other product descriptions. The best addition to the Shrek family is that of Puss 'n Boots. Puss is an orange tabby cat voiced by Antonio Banderas. His vocal performance is as good as Mike Myer's, Eddie Murphy's, or Cameron Diaz's. Puss, as you may remember from the fairy tale, is a cat that takes on and defeats an ogre. In this movie, he is hired to take out Shrek, but later befriends him.

In addition to the movie, the DVD contains a number of special features. First, there is 'Far Far Away Idol.' Some will think this feature is kind of hokey. I found it kind of fun, but I wouldn't recommend playing it until after you have seen the movie. There is also a feature that shows some of the errors the animators made while making the movie. Its not hilarious, but it is entertaining. There are also features that show the making of the movie, plus a feature that focuses on Puss and Banderas's vocalization of the character.

I'd recommend this movie to most adults and chilrden alike. Many have hailed the movie as better than the first, and while I'm not sure that is true, I'd say it is as good as the first. Also, when you watch the movie, make sure to watch through the end credits as a few scenes have been added throughout. While its not critical to have watched the first movie, it might help a little with the back story.
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Dine FussReviewed in the United States on July 26, 2004
5.0 out of 5 stars
A Charismatic Film That Enchants the Audience...
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Shrek 2 is an extraordinary well-made sequel to the first film as it smoothly transitions from where the first film left off. The ogre Shrek (Mike Myers's voice) and Princess Fiona (Cameron Diaz's voice) are now married and have returned from a blissful honeymoon where they have pampered each other with love. Shrek who never before has experienced love is in full force trying to catch up for what he has missed before. When they return to their love nest in the swamp the pleasure bubble of love suddenly bursts as Princess Fiona's parents insist on having a ball for the newlyweds in the Kingdom of Far Far Away.

Princess Fiona was once human and due to a curse she turned into an hideous ogre by night and a stunning beauty by day. The curse led Princess Fiona's parents to hide her in a castle guarded by a dragon where only Prince Charming could rescue her. However, Shrek beat Prince Charming to it and sealed the curse by kissing Princess Fiona, which turned her permanently into an ogre. This presents some issues for Shrek as he is well aware of how the world looks upon his kind, with an axe in one hand and a torch in the other. Having this in mind, Shrek refuses to travel and meet Fiona's human in-laws, which leads the married couple into their first argument. Shrek rapidly learns that he can no longer act the way he once did as it will only sour his relationship with his beloved Fiona, which means that he must begin to listen.

As in the first episode of Shreks adventures the audience is to experience an enlightening and hilarious journey with Shrek and his companion, the talkative and histrionic Donkey (Eddie Murphy's voice). This time around Shrek faces new challenges as he must confront family issues, stereotypes, mysterious assassins, love quarrels, political issues, and moral dilemmas in the Kingdom of Far Far Away. All these heavy issues are skillfully balanced with heart-warming and belly-aching comedy, which will enchant a wide range of audiences with its charisma.
9 people found this helpful
JESSICAReviewed in the United States on January 11, 2019
4.0 out of 5 stars
No digital download.
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My daughter is mesmerized with all things Shrek so this blu-Ray dvd was a necessary addition to our collection. Took away one star because although it states “DVD, Blu-Ray, and Digital Download”, the digital download redemption code expired May 2018. We received the DVD in December 2018 so we were way out of the time frame at no fault of our own. Oh well! Still a great movie !
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Bob StoutReviewed in the United States on May 21, 2004
4.0 out of 5 stars
Still good, although the new has worn off
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I just saw "Shrek 2" and left feeling vaguely let down. There could be several reasons for this that had nothing to do with the film. For one thing, I saw a non-opening day weekday matinee, so there was very small audience - not good for a comedy. For another, I simply wasn't in the greatest of moods.
Still, after ruminating on it for a while, I have decided that it really didn't impress me as much as the original. The original "Shrek" had the benefit of surprise and discovery, which any sequel will lack. Still the humor was well executed with every bit as much detail as the original, so why wasn't I more impressed? I can think of several possibilities which I'll detail below. Overall, I can recommend it, though. Oh, and by all means, stay for the credits!!!
[WARNING - Potential spoilers from here on]
1. "Shrek 2" is self-consciously more hip than the original. The original has lots of contemporary references, to be sure, but not so many as to make it inaccessible to audiences some number of decades in the future. This one did and it detracted from the impact.
2. The plot line having Shrek and Fiona both made human just seemed wrong. Granted, this was a goal - to show the folly of trying to be something you're not - but still, a human Shrek just didn't deliver the goods the way the ogre Shrek could have.
3. The big surprises at the end were obvious from very early in the film. Granted that big surprise ending in "Shrek" was also somewhat predictable, but still I saw of the revelations coming from a mile away, as will I expect most viewers.
4. "Shrek" resisted the feature-length cartoon urge to include musical numbers. "Shrek 2" gives in and the results are mixed, at best.
Now that I've got the carping out of the way, I still admit that, on balance, it was pretty good. I mean, I didn't leaving wanting my money or time back. Some of the best gags are subtle and take place in the periphery of the main action (check out the label on the love potion). The cast and animators did their typically superb job. I can hardly wait to see what extras will appear on the DVD version...
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