Ogres & Donkeys

onions have layers, ogres have layers
Shrek 2 has moved their opening date around repeatedly, from June 18 to May 21, to whatever. Special engagement was last night, we discovered and we set out to watch the sequel to an endearing film. Not more than 80 people joined us for our 9:55pm showing.

The overall story didn't seem to engage me quite as much as the first one, but the characters and situations are hilarious. (I was pretty proud in being able to identify the actors behind the voices. They did a great job.) Extremely entertaining, with all of the little "easter egg" allusions to other movies, brands, and lines. And, of course, the progress of animation realism never ceases to amaze me.

Haven't yet decided if this will make the cut to join my DVD collection.

4 comments:

Clarence said...

I wanna watch that ... But i think i'll wait for the crowds to die down this weekend

Ben said...

Yeah, I know what you mean. Luckily, our showing was late on a weeknight, thereby bypassing the children's rush. Anyway, do go watch it -- it's a fun movie.

Cyrus said...

I'm looking forward to seeing it too.

I came across this interesting article on the technical challenges the animators faced in doing the sequel.

Ben said...

Oh, that's an interesting article! I think I'm going to have to get it again to marvel at the CGI in the movie. I particularly noticed the hair and fluid motions, because it's (in my mind) still what's been primarily missing in CGI until now (and even now).