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Shrek (2001)

I found "Shrek" to be a quite charmless movie - in many ways the antithesis of everything a good animated fairy tale should be.

The whole film had a smugness and self-consciousness that made me feel rather uneasy. Eddie Murphy as the voice of the ass was, well, just an ass. The choices of contemporary music didn't gel, as far as I was concerned. The animation was OK, although I am from the Old School and like seeing black borders on all my cartoon characters...

I'm not going to waste time being too nice here. At least it was short. After the movie was finished I felt like watching "The Princess Bride" as an antidote.

My IMDb rating (out of 10): 6. I saw "Shrek" on Movie One on Optus Television on November 17, 2002.