June 26, 2001
June 26, 2001
I should have seen this sooner.
So I go to Lubbock for a couple days to visit Eringoddess, and we run out of things to do by day 3 – so we decide to go to the movies. We narrowed it down to either Boob Raider or Shrek, thankfully we chose Shrek. (Poor Erin had wanted to see Shrek for a long time, but she was seeing some lame-ass that refused to go see it because it was ‘immature’ – needless to say, his ass is history.)
The humor in Shrek is about on the level of The Simpsons or Futurama – it is suitable for children, but there are enough zippy little adult references to keep the adults entertained. Of course, that humor mostly revolves around poo-poo fart jokes, but hey – so does every other film involving Eddie Murphy these days – did you see The Klumps?
Shrek pretty much rips Disney a new asshole – deservedly so! Lord Farquaad’s kingdom is DisneyWorld, a commercialized land of non-substance, fairytale creatures are delegated to the swamp, much as Disney has forsaken it’s fairytale past and has begun to destroy heroes(?) of literature and mythology, such as Tarzan and The Hunchback of Notre Dame.
Is it me, or does ‘Lord Farquaad’ sound a lot like ‘Lord Fuckwad’?
Rating – PG
Runtime – 90 minutes
Genre – Computer Animation
Director(s) – Andrew Adamson, Vicky Jenson
Writer(s) – William Steig
Actor(s) – Mike Myers, Eddie Murphy, Cameron Diaz, John Lithgow, Vincent Cassel
BOB Rating – Four BOBs
Favorite Quote – "Let's move on to girl number 3, Princess Fiona. She likes piña coladas and getting caught in the rain!" - The Magic Mirror (Chris Miller)