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Pinocchio lies about being a puppet, Cinderella is mentally unstable, and Snow White isn’t easy but she lives with seven men. These are but a few of the scenarios that take place in the animated comedy Shrek. Shrek (voice by Mike Myers) is an ogre who lives alone in a swamp until he meets the fast-talking, annoying Donkey (voice by Eddie Murphy). Shrek is aggravated with Donkey hanging around, but is really incensed when his swamp is overrun with all the banished fairy tale characters from the Kingdom of Farquaad. He only wants to be alone, which means not having to share his swamp with The Three Little Pigs, the Three Bears and Three Blind Mice. (The latter being my personal heroes.) Shrek travels to the Kingdom of Farquaad to speak to the short, mean Lord Farquaad (John Lithgow) about removing the fairy tale characters from his swamp. Lord Farquaad makes a deal with Shrek. If he and Donkey can rescue a princess who is locked in a tower and protected by a dragon and bring her back to him, he will allow the fairy tale characters to come back to the kingdom. Right. And I’m one of the Three Blind Mice. Anyway, Shrek finds the princess (voice by Cameron Diaz), rescues her from the tower, and Donkey even makes friends with the fire-breathing dragon. Now, Shrek is supposed to take the princess back to Lord Farquaad, but he is having second thoughts. This movie is both cynical and hilarious. It makes fun of World Federation Wrestling, Disney World, Fairy Tales and even the movie The Matrix. This is an absolutely fantastic film for adults and kids over 6 years old. I laughed so hard I couldn’t see a thing. This is one of the must see films of the year and I give it an A rating.

This movie has been given a PG rating by the MPAA

Although I am blind, I can appreciate a good movie as well as sighted individuals.
I rely more on a good story line than special effects.