Shrek Forever After
The fourth chapter of this fractured fairy-tale series finds the lovable green ogre Shrek feeling less like a monster and more like a man in the midst of a midlife crisis. But will striking a deal with Rumpelstiltskin make his life better or worse?
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- Mike Mitchell
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- DVD and Blu-ray
English, French, Spanish (Neutral)Closed captioned
NoLanguage and sound
English: Dolby Digital 5.0, English: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo, French: Dolby Digital 5.1, Spanish (Neutral): Dolby Digital 5.1, English: DVS - Descriptive Video ServiceOther features
Color; interactive menus; scene access; deleted scenes; audio commentary; trailer.
English SDH, French, Spanish (Neutral), PortugueseClosed captioned
NoLanguage and sound
English: DTS 7.1 HD, French: Dolby Digital 5.1, Spanish (Neutral): Dolby Digital 5.1, English: DVS - Descriptive Video ServiceOther features
Color; interactive menus; scene access.
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Common Sense Note
Parents need to know that like all Shrek movies, this "final chapter" includes some cartoonish violence, mild innuendo most children won't pick up on, and a scene in which Shrek gets tipsy on shaken "Eyeball-tinis." The mild peril is mostly medieval fighting between the ogres and Rumpelstiltskin's cabal of witches. Shrek and Fiona, as well as Donkey and his dragon wife, are all affectionate and flirt and kiss and declare their eternal love to each other. The gross-out humor is limited to some disgusting items the ogres eat and a few jokes about Donkey and the ogres, but otherwise, this is an animated movie for general audiences. Be warned, though, Shrek has a lot of merchandising tie-ins, so the consumerism is difficult to escape. Also, since it's offered in 3-D, a few scenes are more intense than they'd be otherwise.
- Sexual Content
- Fiona and Shrek kiss, flirt, and proclaim their true love for each other. Donkey and his Dragon-wife also make kissy faces at each other. Rumpelstiltskin surrounds himself with a cabal of witches, many of whom seem to adore him.
- Cartoonish violence includes Gingy fighting animal crackers gladiator-style; the ogres taking up arms to fight the witches who are around Rumpelstiltskin.
- Some mild insults like "stupid" and "fat," as well as "ass" used appropriately to describe Donkey.
- Social Behavior
- The messages include being thankful for what you have (including family and friends), even when it's difficult. Also, stand up for freedom and the rights of the disenfranchised. And don't make important decisions when stressed out (or after drinking!). Some fat jokes at the expense of Puss.
- As in past installments, real brands are referenced and changed for use in Far Far Away. The real issue with consumerism, however, is all the merchandise tie-ins that target kids: McDonalds, Gogurt, etc.
- Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol
- Shrek has five or six "Eyeball-tinis" in martini glasses mixed by Rumpelstiltskin, who also offers him "Mudslides."
- Age appropriate
- Not an issue
- Depends on your kid and your family
- Not appropriate for kids of the age most likely to want to see it