Can you believe it’s been 15 years since the first Shrek movie came out? It’s true. I use to watch Shrek over and over again on DVD with my oldest child when she was just a toddler. Now she’s going to turn 16 on Monday. When you’re a parent, time really flies, right? Anyways, we had a fun Shrek swampathon and watched all four Shrek movies. My youngest ogre is only seven, and has not seen Shrek before. Like his oldest sister before him, he loves Shrek. In my opinion, Shrek is one of the best animated films ever. It’s very entertaining for both kids and adults. The 15th Anniversary Shrek and the Shrek 4-Movie Collection are available now on Blu-ray, DVD and digital HD from Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment and DreamWorks Animation.
In my opinion, the first Shrek film is the best one. It’s really funny for both kids and adults. As I mentioned previously, I watched this one with my oldest daughter when it came out on DVD about 15 years ago. We loved it then and we love it now. In this story, an ogre named Shrek has to rescue Princess Fiona from the highest room in the tallest tower. Fiona actually has a secret. Due to a curse, she turns into an ogre at night. The only cure is true love’s kiss. Not knowing this, Shrek delivers Fiona to Lord Farquaad. On their wedding day, Shrek stops the wedding to tell Fiona he loves her. They kiss and in a twist, Fiona is turned into an ogre permanently.
In the second movie, Shrek and Fiona visit Fiona’s parents in Far Far Away. Shrek and his father-in-law do not like each other. To make matters worst, the Fairy Godmother and her son, Prince Charming, try to break up Shrek and Fiona. In this second film, we are also introduced to Puss in Boot. BTW, one of my favorite scenes in the story is when the theme from Mission Impossible was playing while Pinocchio rescues Shrek.
Shrek the Third
Prince Charming is back to seek revenge in this third film. Shrek’s father-in-law is dying and Shrek has to rule in his place. Shrek soon discovers he’s not a good ruler and he doesn’t like it. Shrek, Donkey and Puss in Boots sail away to find someone better to be king. While they are gone, Prince Charming and the fairy tale villains attack the castle.
Shrek Forever After
In the final installment of the series, Shrek meets and saves Rumpelstiltskin. To thank him, Rumpelstiltskin grants Shrek’s wish to become a real ogre for a day. In exchange, Rumpelstiltskin gets to erase one day from Shrek’s childhood. Unfortunately, the day that was erased was Shrek’s birth. As a result, Shrek never rescued Fiona and Rumpelstiltskin became the king of Far Far Away. BTW, Shrek has some cute kids in this movie.
More info: Shrek 4-Movie Collection
[Disclosure: I received a movie pack and swag for review purposes. As always, the opinions expressed are mine and I am not obligated to write a positive review.]