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‘Shrek the Halls’ Movie Review

Brandon Victoriano, Online Editor

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T’was the night before Shrekmas, when, all through the swamp, comes your favorite cast of Shrek, Donkey, Fiona, and the rest of the gang!

This famous cinematic masterpiece follows the story of Shrek celebrating his first Christmas. Just like an onion, this film has several layers, exploring themes such as friendship and the Christmas spirit.

Shrek must find the true meaning of Christmas, inevitably learning that just because he’s an ogre on the outside, it doesn’t mean he has to be an ogre on the inside.

The voice acting provided by the whole cast is unique to say the least. Gilbert Gottfried especially embraces his role as Donkey, clearly utilizing his big ass mouth.

The slapstick and potty humor is, as expected, on point, and the film is definitely not just another cash cow spin-off created to exploit seasonal trends.

The fun is never ogre as “Shrek the Halls” provides many hilarious quips and heart warming storylines to produce an instant holiday classic suitable for more than just the fans of the Shrek series.

Despite its its beauty and perfection, every movie has its flaws, and this next installment in the Shrek franchise is no exception.

For one thing, “Shrek the Halls” is only around 30 minutes long. Encapsulating the beauty of Shrek in only half an hour is impossible, leaving many Shrek fans unsatisfied that it wasn’t at least 3 hours longer.

The one glaring mistake Dreamworks made, however, was the fact that this film was just overall, too perfect. As the only movie ever to receive a score of over 100 percent on Rotten Tomatoes, we mortals are clearly unfit and unworthy to view such a work of art.

Nevertheless, there is a general consensus claiming “Shrek the Halls” to be the greatest film ever to be bestowed upon mankind.

Critics agree that “Shrek is love. Shrek is life.” Some even go so far as to say that this is the first and last movie that will surpass the critically acclaimed film, ‘The Room’”.

However, I advise those interested in viewing “Shrek the Halls” to check themselves before they Shrek themselves, for viewers have been known to die from sheer joy.

Overall, this all star of a movie deserves 10 out of 10 Shreks, which translates to infinity out of 5 grizzly paws.

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