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Shrek Forever After Makes Me Roar

Exploring: Shrek Forever After

Shrek Forever After made me roar with delight and giving me a chance to fall in love with the movies all over again.  This is one of the best in the series since the first.  It has been a while since I have watched a movie leaving the theater feeling great.

DreamWorks shows off their amazing animation skill.  With moments like the muscles in Shrek's hand to the nose flair when he gets literally huffing mad.  In this movie there is a noticeable leap forward in animation detail.

Shrek Forever After is a perfect movie:  A perfect date movie, A perfect family movie, even a perfect fun movie.  They strike an amazing balance between romance, drama, action and jokes.

Even the end credits are a perfect recap of the previous 3 movies!

Brilliant Funny Moments

  • "Do the roar"
  • Donkey's waffel fairy and postulating on his mutant babies.
  • A pampered Puss In Boots.
  • Roar Spit Take
  • I didn't know we could do that
  • I want and angry hat!

Touching Romantic Moments

  • Good Morning
  • "If I'm your true love then where were you when I needed you?"
  • "The Best part of the day is he got to fall in love all over again"
  • "It was you who rescued me."

Expectations

I have loved all of the Shrek movies and expect to really enjoy this as well.  I have some concerns over Rumpelstiltskin looking like a troll on the poster, what is up with that?  They address that in the movie it's a hilarious moment.

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Shrek Forever After will hit theaters 21 May 2010.

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Story:

After all of his adventures, Shrek has become a domesticated family ogre. Instead of scaring villagers away as he used to, Shrek agrees to autograph pitchforks. Longing for the days when he felt like a “real ogre”, Shrek is tricked into signing a pact with the smooth-talking deal maker, Rumpelstiltskin.  After signing the contract, Shrek discovers he has been tricked, and the day Rumpelstiltskin took out of Shrek’s life was the day that he was born-meaning that he never existed.  Now, stuck in a twisted alternate version of Far Far Away where he has to gather the gang and fix everything.

  • Studio: DreamWorks Animation
  • Director:  Mike Mitchell
  • Produced by:  Gina Shay, Teresa Cheng, Andrew Adamson, Aron Warner, John H. Williams
  • Written by:  Josh Klausner, Darren Lemke, Ryan Harris
  • Stars:  Mike Myers, Eddie Murphy, Cameron Diaz, Antonio Banderas, Walt Dohrn, Julie Andrews, Justin Timberlake
  • The Official Site
  • Wikipedia

Puss In Boots Clip

"Feed me if you dare..."  That is epic! ROFL

I love the Puss In Boots Character and can't wait to see what antics he gets up to in this movie.

Additional Posts

Theater or Renter: May 2010

Trailer


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Exploring: Prince of Persia

Exploring: Prince of Persia The Sands of Time

The Sands of Time only caught a passing interest from me.  Movies based on games tend to be a hit and miss venture with most of the time being a miss.  Add to that Disney’s involvement and this project had caution written all over it.

That is until I watched the trailer.  Now I'm excited about Prince of Persia.

The effects looks good.  I like the use of a broader variety of weaponry especially the more exotic ones used by the The Hassan sins.  The trailer does a nice job of setting up the back and forth between Dastan and Princess Tamina, even if a bit cliche.

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The Sands of Time hits theaters 21 May 2010.

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The Story:

Based on the game Prince Of Persia Prince of Persia HD Movie Trailer.  Dastan is a street urchin in 6th century Persia. Adopted by the king as his heir after showing valor in battle in hopes of keeping the king’s two sons from fighting over the throne.  Dastan teams up with Princess Tamina  to rescue the Sands of Time, a gift from the gods that controls time, from the hands of the villainous nobleman, Nizam.

Movie Facts

  • Studio:  Walt Disney Pictures
  • Director:  Mike Newell
  • Produced by:  Jerry Bruckheimer
  • Written by:  Jordan Mechner, Boaz Yakin
  • Stars:  Jake Gyllenhaal, Gemma Arterton, Ben Kingsley, Alfred Molina
  • (Wikipedia)
  • (The Official Site)

Prince of Persia: The Dagger and Behind-the-Scenes Featurette

Story Featurette

The Hassan Sins Featurette

Theater or Renter: May 2010

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Daybreakers Out On DVD

Daybreakers is out on DVD May 11th 2010.  It's a vampire movie set in the future.  I have not watched it yet but being a sucker for vampire films I put it on my rent list.  This movie is a renter for fans of vampire movies, beyond that don't expect too much. When it was released to the theaters Daybreakers' promotional materials did not excite me too much. I’m intrigued with how they set up vampire starvation causing a rotschreck frenzy, sounds like someone was playing Vampire The Masquerade. Nothing else really excites me nor intrigues me about the movie.

The reviews were mixed mostly classifying this a a B movie and a nifty genera piece with a cold, steely blue, black,gray look.  Roger Ebert said "intriguing premise ... ends as so many movies do these days, with fierce fights and bloodshed."  Variety said it "emerges as a competent but routine chase thriller that lacks attention-getting dialogue, unique characters or memorable set pieces that might make it a genre keeper rather than a polished time-filler."

These reviews are not bad for vampire fans.  They match my expectations for the film.  Being a sucker for vampire films and the reviews landed this one on the on the renter list.  Warning:  Ethan Hawke is in it which is a red flag out of his current 49 movies only 2 were good and his part in them wasn't.  Sam Neill is a plus but though.

Renter

  • Daybreakers: In 2009, a major viral outburst transformed a majority of the world’s population into vampires. It is now 2019. With only a handful of humans left to provide blood for the starving population of vampires, extinction is a very real risk for the new dominant species of humanity.  If a vampire doesn’t drink blood, then they will transform from having a recognizable human form into a violent, uncontrollable, and bat-like creature of the night.   Now two different factions strive for a solution.  A small factions of surviving humans wish to repopulate the species and a secret team of human and ‘cured’ researchers try to uncover a way that would rescue the human race.


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