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PEE Poll: Shrek
Funny as heck!   -26 (68.4%)
I liked it, didnt love it   -6 (15.8%)
it was ok   -2 (5.3%)
I didnt like it   -0 (0%)
lame lame lame   -1 (2.6%)
never saw it   -3 (7.9%)
Total Voters: 38

bart182

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« on: 01-10-2002 18:23 »

I’ve been reaaaaaaaaaly down in the dumps the last two/three days, and I gotta say, I’ve never laughed so hard in a movie in my entire life.  I didn’t laugh much yesterday, wasn’t exactly what you call a good day, but when me, my mom, and aunt watched shrek in my room at 8PM, I was happy again!  Truly, has anyone seen a movie funnier than this?  My lungs and hands were hurting at the end of this movie!


What I loved the most was all the quite subtle jokes through out the film.  Jokes that only adults could understand.  Like when the jinger bread cookie says “eat me”… I couldn’t stop laughing!  And when shrek blew up the frog to give to the princess, and then she made him a ballon out of the snake… FUNNY!  Hehe, I know I’m sounding lame now, but I’ve never laughed so hard in my life.


The end was the best though, when they had this huge music parody.  When donkey started singing “I like big BUTTS and I can not lie, you other brothers cant deny” *Jon at that moment died laughing*


Anyway, I give this a 10/10… what everyone else think of it?   smile
Otis P Jivefunk

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« Reply #1 on: 01-10-2002 18:29 »

I love it, I have the DVD of Shrek and it's a sensational film. The only animated film I would rate higher is Toy Story. Shrek sure is funny as Bart182 mentioned and The digital picture transfer onto DVD is breath taking, Eddie Murphy does a great voice as the Donkey. To sum up I rate this film 92/100.
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« Reply #2 on: 01-10-2002 18:58 »

I really liked the movie, and all the work that goes into it to make it that was was great. I also own the DVD and I really like the Technical goofs with the warped Donkey and Shrek faces.
Nixorbo

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« Reply #3 on: 01-10-2002 20:58 »

Great movie.  Funny as heck - "Shine your shoes, wipe your . . . face."  I wasn't all that impressed with the opening sequence, but the movie just kinda grows on ya.  And I'm not sure how much more Disney-bashing they could have gotten away with, which is great in my book.  But what Shrek did best, IMHO, was it's use of intertwining images - like the guys grabbing the pitchforks turning into Shrek picking up the spoon, and especially the sequence where "Halelujah" by Rufus Wainwright is playing and Fiona and Shrek are being torn apart internally.  Sheer brilliance.  Also, the soundtrack was exceptional, each song fitting perfectly into its placement.
Chump

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« Reply #4 on: 01-10-2002 21:13 »

I loved the movie. One of the best parts was the Kareoke at the end, especially when the Prince says: Stayin' Alive... Stayin' ALive! inside the dragons stomach. Can't wait for the sequal. Eddie Murphy is wayyy better when you can't see him.
Nixorbo

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« Reply #5 on: 01-10-2002 21:36 »

I don't think they can do a sequal - Shrek was about and its success was in challenging the should-be's of fairy tales - I don't think they can duplicate that.
Kryten

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« Reply #6 on: 01-10-2002 21:36 »

T'was dead sexxy.
VelourFog

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« Reply #7 on: 01-10-2002 22:26 »

nix, they ARE doing a sequel. 

The more I think about it the less I like it.  Not to rain on everyone's parade or anything.  The story seemed kinda... um exactly the thing they were pretending to mock.  Good thing she turned out ugly like Shrek or else that would have been a little too "weird" for the kiddies eh?  wouldn't want to encourage biracial relationships or anything now.  :gets down off bitchybox:
Allen

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« Reply #8 on: 01-10-2002 22:44 »

Well I for one, am interested in seeing how they beat the previous movie.
 
Sarge

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« Reply #9 on: 01-10-2002 22:50 »

Shrek is fantastic. So nice to see a really good movie without 45 minutes of Disney promos before it.
That "I like big butts" got me in hysterics.
I thought the development of the dragons' character was the best I've seen in ages. 
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« Reply #10 on: 01-11-2002 05:06 »

I've still not seen it.
rach_the_tall

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« Reply #11 on: 01-11-2002 05:20 »

I refuse to vote because there isn't an option that says 'get more and more annoying as it becomes more popular' I used to find it very amusing, and we own it on DVD, but I am growing really sick and tired of it. I agree with VF.
FishyJoe

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« Reply #12 on: 01-11-2002 05:43 »

And I will agree with Rach and VF...kinda. I don't know, I liked it. It was a surprisingly funny little kiddie movie. But it's not THAT great. Plus the Monkees out-rock Smash Mouth any day.
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« Reply #13 on: 01-11-2002 09:26 »

yeah I got it on DVD and love the moive. I love Donkey  love

I love the music video too.  smile

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« Reply #14 on: 01-11-2002 09:54 »

The Movie made me laugh my ass off...it has one of the greatest Voices of all time..Eddie Murphy.
VelourFog

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« Reply #15 on: 01-11-2002 11:26 »

even though Rach was agreeing with me, i will turn around and agree with her, because she put it very nicely.  It's ok, but it doesn't deserve to be so popular.
Nixorbo

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« Reply #16 on: 01-11-2002 11:50 »
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Originally posted by VelourFog:
Good thing she turned out ugly like Shrek or else that would have been a little too "weird" for the kiddies eh?  wouldn't want to encourage biracial relationships or anything now.

But that's the thing - it's Beauty and the Beast, only in reverse.

 
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Originally posted by rach_the_tall:
I refuse to vote because there isn't an option that says 'get more and more annoying as it becomes more popular' I used to find it very amusing, and we own it on DVD, but I am growing really sick and tired of it. I agree with VF.

Precisely the reason why I am dead set against a sequel.

 
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Originally posted by FishyJoe:
Plus the Monkees out-rock Smash Mouth any day

I agree 110%

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« Reply #17 on: 01-11-2002 11:55 »

I haven't seen it  frown
Sarge

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« Reply #18 on: 01-11-2002 13:40 »

Juliet, I love your avatar!  smile
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« Reply #19 on: 01-11-2002 14:18 »

 
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Originally posted by Nurdbot:
The Movie made me laugh my ass off...it has one of the greatest Voices of all time..Eddie Murphy.
So you laughed your ass off at a person who voiced an ass in the film  tongue


VelourFog

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« Reply #20 on: 01-11-2002 14:56 »

 
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Originally posted by VelourFog:
Good thing she turned out ugly like Shrek or else that would have been a little too "weird" for the kiddies eh? wouldn't want to encourage biracial relationships or anything now.

 
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But that's the thing - it's Beauty and the Beast, only in reverse.

i feel that your statement is misleading.  It is "reversed" in the sense that the acceptable norm is ugly, rather than beautiful (as with beauty and the beast).  But by having them both end up the exactly the same (and not even both ugly in seperate, different ways) the story is NOT the reverse of anything.  It is the same old story run the traditional way.  "Normal" person ends up with their own kind.  That was my point.

I guess donkey and the dragon could of been racy, but of course everyone knows cute animal sidekicks don't count
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« Reply #21 on: 01-11-2002 16:37 »

I thought Shrek was good but nothing spectacular.  There were many instances of pop culture thrown in that annoyed me.  The idea to parody all classic tales is very funny but Shrek didn't fully capitalize on it imo.  I still am glad I saw it but I have no urge to see it again.  The ending seemed like a 4 year old wrote it up.

Yea maybe I'm being a little harsh.  Excellent kids film, but it didn't satisfy the hype and rave reviews I was bombarded with when I eventually saw it.  Glad to hear other people liked it more than I did :-/
Chump

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« Reply #22 on: 01-12-2002 10:30 »

The only problem with the sequel is that the voice talents want a lot more money.  big grin
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« Reply #23 on: 01-12-2002 12:23 »

I got all the "hidden" jokes, all the double-entendres, all the "subtle" jokes, all the "mocking other movies" jokes, and still though it was lame. It was like a string of interconnected, oh-so-obvious sketches. It wasn't that great.

Why did people think it was so funny?

Is it that audiences have become too dumbed-down and now pulling candles out of your ear constitutes an hilarious addition to the film?

Is it that it was a hasty hashed-together-out-of Disneys-rejects movie and all the jokes were about as subtle as someone screaming in your face?

Or is it that although some bits were funny, the movie as a whole didn't seem to gel together, and was simply meant as a lighthearted trip though fairyland for seven-year olds with a couple of bits thrown in to keep their parents entertained that got mistaken for a film for adults with a few bits thrown in to entertain their kids, simply beacuse it contained so little of any real substance???
TheReal-Fry

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« Reply #24 on: 01-12-2002 14:09 »
« Last Edit on: 01-12-2002 14:09 »

I thought it was good, really good...
Not the best I've seen but absolutely not the worst    wink

There were some really hilarious jokes and some less funny. The music was overall quite bad, but the credits-music and the flute music was reall really great. And the voice-overs was really terrific!

It is probably the best computer animated movie i've seen. Some really beautiful scenes, like on the cliff the first night with the princess.

Graphics: 9,5/10
Voice-overs: 9/10
Music: 5/10
Ending: 8/10
Overall rating: 7/10    love    big grin
Juliet

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« Reply #25 on: 01-12-2002 14:48 »

 
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Juliet, I love your avatar!   smile


hehe thanks Sarge  smile

Zed 85

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« Reply #26 on: 01-12-2002 15:44 »

I really enjoyed the film, but the few niggly problems I had with it were in the story line.
But incase anyone hasn't seen it...

VelourFog

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« Reply #27 on: 01-12-2002 17:51 »

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« Reply #28 on: 01-13-2002 05:59 »
« Last Edit on: 01-13-2002 05:59 by Nixorbo »

 
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Originally posted by bart182:
I’ve been reaaaaaaaaaly down in the dumps the last two/three days, and I gotta say, I’ve never laughed so hard in a movie in my entire life.  I didn’t laugh much yesterday, wasn’t exactly what you call a good day, but when me, my mom, and aunt watched shrek in my room at 8PM, I was happy again!  Truly, has anyone seen a movie funnier than this?  My lungs and hands were hurting at the end of this movie!

I also give it 10/10, I´ve never seen such agreat movie!!!!!!    big grin    smile    big grin

I laughed and I laughed, I´m actually really sad now, but when i think about the movie:   smile   wink
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« Reply #29 on: 01-14-2002 11:37 »

 
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Originally posted by VelourFog:

I think the moral was: Those who judge only by appearance will eventually be eaten by a dragon-like creature of some sort.

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Chrissy

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« Reply #30 on: 01-15-2002 12:49 »

The funniest movie, but LOTR was good too.................... smile
lilmurray37

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« Reply #31 on: 01-15-2002 12:57 »

Shrek was absolutly great. How could anyone not like it? Do you know the muffin man?
Chrissy

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« Reply #32 on: 01-16-2002 13:35 »

Muffin Man???
Ninaka

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« Reply #33 on: 01-18-2002 06:49 »

I loved the movie... cuz I saw it with one my funny friends making everything funnier when they laugh at the funny bits too.
However since seeing Monsters Inc. I might have to think again....
TheReal-Fry

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« Reply #34 on: 01-18-2002 15:34 »

Monsters INC isn't very good at all...
TheVoices

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« Reply #35 on: 01-18-2002 16:12 »

one of the best god damm movies i ever did saw
Chrissy

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« Reply #36 on: 01-19-2002 10:12 »
« Last Edit on: 01-19-2002 10:12 »

Shrek is the funniest movie in the world...
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« Reply #37 on: 05-23-2004 14:45 »

*bump* So, who's seen Shrek 2? I saw it today and it was a lot better than I thought it would be... almost every movie is getting a sequel, it's nice to see one that's actually well done. Puss in Boots steals the show, definitely. Also, the soundtrack was pretty good (it had a song by one of my favorite bands, Eels). I find it difficult to say this, but now I'm not sure which one of the Shrek movies is better...
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Dr. Morberg

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« Reply #38 on: 05-23-2004 14:51 »

I loved them both, but I must say that I liked Shrek 2 better. It had more subtle humor that was geared for the older audience.
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« Reply #39 on: 05-23-2004 15:07 »

Shrek is good, but I'm holding my opinions until after I see Shrek 2.
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