This imaginative film begins where Shrek Third finished, Shrek (Mike Myers) and Fiona (Cameron Diaz) living the family life. Wake up, tend to the children, do household chores, have a dinner party with friends, go to bed, wake up the next day and do the same thing again. After performing the same routine, Shrek begins to miss the good ole days. Days of being an Orge, such as, when people of the village feared and chased him out of town with pitched forks. Wanted posters of his face on every tree in the forest. Nowadays, Shrek is now friends with all the village people to an extent that he takes their friendship as an insult, knowing that once upon a time they hated him. One day he runs into Rumpelstiltskin (Walt Dohrn), a poor magical manipulator, who offers Shrek the deal of a lifetime. Live one day as an Ogre in exchange for giving up one of Shrek’s days to Rumpelstiltskin. The contract is signed and Shrek is back in the old days, terrorizing towns and screaming people. Little did he know, that’s not the only thing that changed. The town is burnt and destroyed, the people are very poor, Fiona is the leader of an Orge refugee and Rumpelstiltskin is King! Shrek has less than twenty four hours to save the town and his marriage. When the twenty fourth hour ends, Shrek disappears and the life he knew will never be again. To add fuel to fire, Fiona doesn’t know or like Shrek, and he has to find a way fight through hundreds of witches to defeat Rumpelstiltskin. Can Shrek convince Fiona of their love? Does he has enough time to get his repetitious life back he now so long for?
One word, one question. Why? Shrek and Shrek 2 were awesome and should have stopped there. Watching this film felt like looking at a cheesy, badly-choiced chick flick. I knew the ending at the beginning of the movie. The storyline was tired and predictable, of course Shrek and Fiona will get back together and the town back to normal. This film tried to add suspense towards the end, but it wasn’t working and killed the ending. I did enjoy the 3-D effects where everything is thrown at you. From Fiona’s dance toss up to Shreks’s manic cake punching. Why is it that every Shrek film, Fiona is mad at him, which is always the main focus of the movie. Then it ends when the couple makes up and are happy again. I really didn’t want to see the film because I thought it was going to be terrible, not surprisingly, I was right. Please, stop making Shrek movies!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!