Shrek is a big green monster

In the midlife crisis

Shrek has a great wife, lively triplets, but now he longs for his single life.

Nine years have passed since a green swamp monster was preparing to conquer the hearts of small and large children around the world. The computer-animated film "Shrek - The daredevil hero" was completely different from the usual trick adventures. The rock star poached disrespectfully among the fantasy characters in the harmonious world of fairy tale creatures. He hit the nerve of the time, and two sequels followed.

While you will laugh at «Shrek», the first in fifty years, you can hardly remember the story of the two successors. You could literally see in front of you how the filmmakers tried to plan the success according to general staff. The film "Shrek Forever After" finally has that mixture of anarchism and warmth that made the quirky characters so dear.

An eventful life

A look back: In «Shrek», Lord Farquaad subjugated the mythical creatures of the fairy tale land of DuLoc. The dreaded ogre Shrek negotiated a deal with the tyrant. If he would free the Princess Fiona from her tower and hand it over to the Lord, Shrek could continue to enrich his swamp with methane gas. The consequences are well known: Farquaad was dumped, Shrek was happy with Fiona, and a sexy dragon fell away for his loyal friend, the donkey.

In the second part, a honeymoon was announced, but the son-in-law Fiona's parents, who had the annoying Prince Charming as heir to the throne, didn't fit at all. Puss in Boots, used as a hit man, quickly became the best friend of Shrek and Co. - in the end everything turned out fine, but Charming did not give up yet.

Finally: Shrek is weird again

In the third part, the scheming prince wanted to conquer the throne of "Far Far Away", which Shrek was entitled to. The ogre, on the other hand, could not gain anything from a life as a celebrity. He was looking for Cousin Arthur to hand over the official business to him. Despite all this, there was still time for romance. In the end, the donkey and the ogre became the proud fathers of a sizable group of children. “Shrek Forever After” shows how the story continues.

People call it the midlife crisis: Shrek has a great wife, lively triplets, and a house full of friends. And yet he is unhappy. He longs to go back to those days when he led a carefree single existence and was feared by all over the world. The viewer has already witnessed how the scheming Rumpelstiltskin wanted to take advantage of Fiona's royal parents with an unfair contract: Shrek falls into the same trap.

Without reading the fine print, he signs a document that transports him back to the wild. In the beginning, all flowering dreams seem to ripen. But it quickly becomes clear that something is completely wrong. Rumpelstiltskin has taken power and plunged the kingdom Far Far Away into death and ruin.

Hollywood's recipe for sequels can be summed up in one simple word: more. More clone warriors for "Star Wars", more Mr. Smith for "Matrix" and now more ogres in the fourth Shrek spectacle. This time it works out. The plot is simple but convincing, the most popular characters get a large podium and appear in a completely new light, the newly established characters fit perfectly into the green universe. But most importantly: the warm, peculiarity is back, which was missing so recently.

Even if things are a little darker than before, the laughing rate is right. And for the first time, Shrek's full beauty shines in 3D throughout the evening, which is an additional attraction in fast-paced scenes.

The future of cinema is green

Sascha Hehn lends the ogre the German voice. When Dr. Udo Brinkmann in the “Black Forest Clinic” and as chief steward Viktor in “Das Traumschiff”, the actor advanced to become an icon of German television production in the 1980s.

Even Hehn cannot believe the announcement that Shrek's fourth adventure will be his last: “I think Shrek will be a . The ogre will reappear at regular intervals and tell its stories. Because we need a character like Shrek to face our problems and convey values. " The future could well be green.